November 25, 2021

Art News

Photographer Explores The Artefacts of Abandoned Former USSR Sites

A fountain at the former technical university in Gyumri, Armenia. Relics of the Soviet conquest of space, Moscow Pioneer camps, remnants of propaganda along a journey sparsely dotted with statues of Stalin or Lenin, from traditional Moldovan houses to ghosts of the Caucasian wars, by way of petro-chemical factories in the Donbass… This report invites

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Art In Architecture

A Fantastic School for Dogs, Birds and Humans

When a firm begins a press release by introducing Bicho and Bomba, the two Belgian Malinois dogs central to understanding its project, you have to be intrigued. And when the project itself is a vibrant, modern facility that serves as an animal sanctuary situated in an urban development (one that, over its long construction timeline,

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Art News

The BirdLife Australia 2022 Calendar is Here!

January: Papuan pitta. These small, ground-dwelling birds migrate from New Guinea to breed in the humid rainforests of the northern Cape York Peninsula during the wet season (between December and March). Despite their bright plumage, these secretive birds are more easily heard than seen ‒ but can be spotted alone or in pairs, foraging among

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Art News

A 20th Century Lens

What does it take to become “the most famous unknown photographer in America”? The title has been given to Evelyn Hofer (1922-2009), an artist whose pioneering colour snapshots are, in fact, recognised the world over. She recorded everyday life in Europe and North America during the 1960s and 1970s. Now, in 2021, two exhibitions from

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Holy Cow! Bison Have Uncovered an Ancient Rock-Art Trove In Canada, Just as an Indigenous Prophecy Once Predicted

Elders of Wahpeton Dakota had long campaigned to have Plains bison reintroduced to their lands as they believed it would bring good fortune to Canada’s First Nations people. When officials at Wanuskewin Heritage Park finally agreed to reintroduce the animals in December 2019, more than 100 years after they were nearly hunted into extinction, it did not

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Art News

Finalists and Winners of The Head On Portrait Award 2021

Jenni Bruce at her burnt home ‘It was all gone,’ she said. ‘I had a great workshop with tools that I had spent a lifetime gathering. I had a huge collection of paints and canvases, and I was working on a new body of work to exhibit. It was just devastating to lose that amount

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Art Industry News: In a Decision That Will Surprise Approximately No One, ‘NFT’ Has Been Dubbed Word of the Year + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Thursday, November 25. NEED-TO-READ Looted Palmyra Sculptures Return to Syria – Geneva’s Museum of Art and History is restituting three archaeological artifacts found to have been looted

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Art News

The Winners of The Historic Photographer of The Year Awards 2021 Have Been Announced

Overall winner: Whiteford Lighthouse, Gower, Wales by Steve Liddiard The winners of the Historic Photographer of the Year awards 2021 have been announced. The awards celebrate amateur and professional photography of cultural sites and historic places across the globe, from national treasures to hidden gems. More: Historic Photographer of The Year Shortlisted: Shah-i-Zinda, Uzbekistan by

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African Queen

A decorative graphic design style metaphor with a central giant Swallowtail African Queen butterfly having her wings spread between the wrinkles of the sands of time. The work is part of a big collection of graphic design style butterflies from 2021.

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