October 22, 2021

Emotions under the tree

This sketch was written when I was in the countryside in the summer, I was inspired and excited by the green tree and the blue shadow falling with it, and it was a hot sunny day. And the people under the tree

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Community Arts

Weekly Web Roundup: Oct. 22, 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News This week: A new arts education bill needs your support, the power of local arts agencies, exploring the importance of Indigenous stories and media, managing transitions at arts organizations, elevating the work of our members, and a day for conservators to shine on social media.

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Art News

Tate Has Brokered Its First-Ever Deal to Acquire ‘Custodianship’ of an Artwork in a Novel Agreement With a Mayan Artist and His Tribe

In a first for the institution, Tate has acquired custodianship of an artwork—as well as the Mayan ritual needed to install it. Purchased at Frieze London in a deal brokered between the Tate Fund, the artist Edgar Calel, his Kaqchikel tribe, and his gallery, the museum has agreed to not only purchase custodianship of the

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They’re Baaaack: Meet the Creepy Dolls from the History Center of Olmsted County Collection

All images © History Center of Olmsted County We’re sorry to introduce you to the cursed cast of the History Center of Olmsted County’s notorious Creepy Doll Contest: there’s the demonic “Miss Abyss” and her glowing portal-like eyes, the conniving criminal mastermind “Professor Moriarty” that will likely convince you to commit some unspeakable atrocity, and

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DEKOCHARI: The Youth of Japan Customise Their Pushbikes in Extreme Ways

According to Matthew McQuillan: “This subculture is a precursor to the popular Dekotari (customised trucks). Before they can afford to buy a truck to decorate and of course get driving licenses. Young people form crews of locally like minded people. Status is dictated by who has the most extravagant and complex design. I met Yoshida

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A Russian Photographer Gazes at Our Excessive Consumption

Daria Piskareva’s day job requires her to wake up early. It’s also given her the opportunity to see St Petersburg while it is half-asleep, delicate, and full of unlikely treasures. She splits her time between St Petersburg and Pikkolovo, a small village in the Leningrad oblast. “St Petersburg and I are a total match,” she

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This Painter Captures the Elusive Beauty of Ordinary Life

Walking inside Misha Nikatin’s studio in Moscow’s bohemian Basmanny neighbourhood feels like stepping into a particularly vibrant greenhouse. Plants surround you: the real ones carefully potted, with Nikatin’s painted copies filling in the gaps. Nikatin has been working from this bright studio, tucked inside a former power plant, for three years. The practical, industrial aesthetic

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