July 28, 2021

Art News

MVRDV’s Zig Zag Building Meets the Mainz Harbour

Off the German port city of Mainz’s Neustadt neighbourhood, the Zollhafen — German for “customs port” — has long sat undisturbed along the Rhine river — until now. The transport hub, long underused, is now the subject of a significant urban rejuvenation project and redesign, which aims to transform the port with mixed-use urban density.

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Once Smuggled Out of Iraq, the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet Has Been Seized by U.S. Authorities and Will Be Returned

A U.S. District Court in New York has ordered the craft chain Hobby Lobby to forfeit the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, a rare cuneiform text from ancient Mesopotamia that was smuggled into the country from Iraq, so that it may be returned. The company’s founder, Steve Green, bought the 3,500-year-old Akkadian artifact in 2014. The purchase was intended

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MoMA PS1 Reveals Artist List for 2021 Greater New York Show

After delaying its recurring Greater New York show a year because of the pandemic, MoMA PS1 has revealed the artist list for the touted exhibition’s forthcoming fifth edition, which is now due to open on October 7. It is set to include 49 participants and place a focus on artistic networks in New York. Greater

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A Kind Pine Cone Helps an Elderly Man Survive a Cold Winter in a Heartwarming Stop-Motion Animation

 Sometimes help comes from unexpected sources, especially when you need it most. That’s the central message behind a heartfelt stop-motion short written, directed, and animated by Dunedin, New Zealand-based Claire Campbell. “Winter’s Blight” follows an elderly man named Bill, who struggles to heat his home during a harsh cold spell. After he runs out

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Sweet carnival

I was working on my last painting and I thought it would be great to go back to my childhood. To dive into the eternal glow of pink, sweet, air bubbles, lollipops, and the ice cream, of course. When I was a child, I used to love a Fanta with a chocolate sundae. Now I

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