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Interview: Mina Hamada’s “Quiet Steps” in Paris

As an oddity of sorts in the world of Street Art, Japanese-born and Barcelona-based artist, Mina Hamada, has been traveling the world in recent years, …

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6 Surprising Secrets Behind Western Art History’s Most Revered Paintings, From Van Gogh’s Portrait of His Doctor to Van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece

While speculative tomes have been written about the mysterious attributes of Leonardo da VInci’s Last Supper, it is far from the only one of the world’s …

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Innocence

– Acrylics and oil on gessoed Fabriano paper 400 gms.

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A Lesson Learned From an Old Lady’s Tears

  I drove to the Mediterranean Sea to look at the water.                            …

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At Asia Society’s Inaugural Triennial, Artists Consider the Role of Borders in a Global Society

Installation view of “We Do Not Dream Alone” at Asia Society Museum, New York, October 27, 2020–June 27, 2021. Photo by Bruce M. White. Courtesy …

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As Brexit Looms, Collectors Are Looking for Import and Export Solutions. This Belgian Company Promises to Be a One-Stop-Shop For Answers

Like it or not, Brexit will be enacted this December 31 with (barring a miracle) no deal reached between the UK and the EU and …

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‘We Barely Won’: 12 Artists and Collectives on the Challenges Culture Will Face After Donald Trump’s Presidency

With Joseph Biden’s win in the US Presidential election secured, artists are now starting to look forward to what happens next. Some are optimistic, especially …

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John Waters Has Pledged to Donate His Art Collection to the Baltimore Museum Once He Dies—So Long as It Names Its Bathrooms After Him

“Who wants to be famous?” screams Divine in John Waters’s 1974 comedy Female Trouble. “Who wants to die for art?” Even if Waters himself won’t …

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All of Your Favorite Memes Are About to Be Recognized as the Works of Art They Truly Are in the First-Ever Memennial

Add another exhibition to your ever-expanding list of biennials and triennials to see in 2021. Now you can tack onto your itinerary Memennial 2020: a Biennial …

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Mara Mills talks to Sara Hendren about design and disability

SARA HENDREN IS A HUMANIST IN TECH—an artist, design researcher, writer, and professor at Olin College of Engineering. Her work has been widely exhibited and …

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What Does a Biden Presidency Mean for the Arts? Here’s Our Guide to What’s Ahead for Trade, Taxes, Small Business, and More

Despite Donald Trump’s statements to the contrary, Joe Biden has emerged as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. So what will a Biden-Harris administration …

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A Barkley L. Hendricks portrait could fetch $3 million at Sotheby’s contemporary day sale.

Barkley L. Hendricks’s Jackie Sha-la-la (Jackie Cameron), 1975. Courtesy Sotheby’s. An iconic Barkley L. Hendricks painting is among the works that will go on offer …

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Expanding wish for freedom

The more we are kept locked in and our freedom is taken away from us, the more we long for autonomy and free will. See …

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A Local Mayor Is Ordering the Removal of a Nick Cave Installation Outside of Jack Shainman’s Upstate New York Outpost

The mayor of a small town in upstate New York is ordering the removal of a large, publicly visible artwork about speaking truth to political …

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Cherish your temple

Imagine to concentrate on your inside development more than on your outside face. Imagine to discover the space that resides in you. Shift your mindset …

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London Artist Sam Harris Talks About His Recent Artist-Mask Collaboration With the Artist Duo Gilbert & George

London-based contemporary artist Sam Harris has taken lockdown restrictions as an opportunity for reflection and creativity. Thus far, the results have been an excellent success, …

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Upstate New York Town Government Demands Removal of Nick Cave Artwork

A giant work by Nick Cave on the facade of the School, an art space operated by Jack Shainman Gallery in Kinderhook, New York, is …

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US Deports Migrant Women Who Alleged Abuse by Georgia Doctor

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is trying to deport several women who allege they were mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention …

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Show Me the Signs: A Benefit for African American Policy Forum (AAPF) #SayHerName Mothers Network

Over 100 artists have come together for the “Show Me the Signs” exhibition and auction that will directly help the families of Black women killed by the police, …

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Listening to Swan Lake Awakens the Memory of a Former Ballerina with Alzheimer’s

We’re not crying, you’re crying. Music’s ability to improve the mood and boost cognitive skills in people with dementia has long been documented. “Music is …

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Zanele Muholi’s Tate Exhibition Shows Us the Power of Photography in Activism

Zanele Muholi, Aftermath, 2004. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of the artist; Stevenson, Cape Town / Johannesburg; and Yancey Richardson, New York. Zanele Muholi, Bona, Charlottesville, …

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Botched Restoration of Spanish Sculpture Draws Scrutiny

Following a botched restoration of a painting of the Virgin Mary in the city of Valencia earlier this year, another repair effort in Spain has …

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Christie’s Is Selling a Trove of Photos Documenting NASA’s Missions to Outer Space—See the Otherworldly Images Here

Christie’s is offering outer-space enthusiasts a chance to own a piece of history with its new online sale “Voyage to Another World,” which features more …

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Kristian Vistrup Madsen on Jeremy Shaw’s Phase Shifting Index

I TRAVELED TO SEE Jeremy Shaw’s Phase Shifting Index, 2020, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein after I’d had my “mind blown”—I keep describing it that way—by …

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Philippe Dudouit: The Dynamics of Dust

Philippe Dudouit documents the new relationships that historically nomadic indigenous Saharan inhabitants of the Sahelo Saharan band have forged with a territory they cannot pass …

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Donald Trump’s Campaign Has Circulated an Artist’s Satirical Newspaper Front Page Declaring Al Gore’s Presidential Win in 2000

More than a week after Election Day and several days after Democratic candidate Joe Biden secured the 2020 US presidential election, President Donald Trump has …

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Nobody Is Normal: A New Animation Reveals What Lies Just Beneath the Surface of Being a Kid

However weird you feel inside, you’re not alone. That’s the literal message of this delightful animated short created for the UK children’s charity Childline — …

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7 West African Institutions Animating the Region’s Contemporary Art Scene

The Treehouse, Lagos. Photo by Ayobami Ogungbe. Courtesy of The Treehouse and Bami Photography. Across West Africa, in cities like Lagos, Ibadan, Tamale, Accra, and …

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Photoshop Contest Participants Give A Glimpse Of What If Giants Lived Among Us

There was a time when Photoshop contests were frequent among digital artists. Specialized sites brought their members daily fun themes to challenge their creativity and …

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JR’s First Solo Show in Italy Focuses on the Vanishing Rural Traditions of Tuscany—See Images Here

Galleria Continua is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the first Italian solo exhibition of French photographer and street artist JR. Though the gallery, which was …

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Fifteen Young Women About to Break the World Record for Passengers in a Mini, 1966

Getty Images Fifteen young women in mini skirts crammed in an Austin Mini on July 21, 1966, bringing to Britain the new world record for …

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Art Industry News: Facing Dark Times, the Met Has Named Two Powerful Patrons to Chair Its Board—a First + 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 …

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Every Year, Graffiti Artists Turn This Traffic Circle Into Amazing Legal Art Murals

Graffiti artists are looked down upon in most places throughout the world. Graffiti is considered a nuisance and can cost businesses quite a bit of …

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Uffizi Gallery Director Has Covid, Met Board Gets New Leaders, and More: Morning Links from November 11, 2020

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is asymptomatic …

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Cyberpunk Kimono Fashion Hits the Streets of Akihabara, Complete with Neon Sign Obi

Some of the best places in Tokyo to get that cyberpunk feel are Shinjuku and Akihabara, where walls of lights and multi-storey tech stores vie …

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Aesthetica Archives: Landscapes

“Nature is our biggest ally and our greatest inspiration,” says David Attenborough in A Life on Our Planet – a powerful film charting the monumental scale of …

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Nocturnal Ambiance

The Sony World Photography Awards (produced by World Photography Organisation) provide a vital insight into the contemporary landscape of photography. Now in its 14th year, …

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Photographer Spotlight: Alexander J Rotondo

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The Softest Place on Earth: Ana Benaroya Ends the Year on an Intimate Note

“I am very interested in power, who holds it, how it is used, how it informs every narrative, and how it can be taken back …

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Simphiwe Ndzube Continues to Explore the Fantasy of Mine Moon in New Works on Paper

One of the exhibitions we’ve enjoyed in recent months but somehow didn’t get around to feature while it was on view was Simphiwe Ndzube’s presentation …

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Performance Art Has Always Been About Intimacy. Can It Make It Through the Social-Distancing Era With Its Soul Intact?

It’s been nearly a year of screen-based art viewing for most of us, but over the summer, some lucky viewers were able to catch a …

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Mona Vătămanu and Florin Tudor

Within the clean, vertical lines of this former Masonic temple, silence sounds almost reverential. La Loge is the ideal setting for Romanian duo Mona Vǎtǎmanu …

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Women Are Furious Over This New Statue of Pioneering Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft in London

Mary Wollstonecraft, the author of the early feminist tract A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), was a powerful advocate for women’s equality. Now, centuries …

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Who Did This? Yet Another Amateur Art Restorer in Spain Has Absolutely Demolished a Once-Beautiful Artwork

Spain, the country most famous for producing botched art restorations, has produced, for your viewing pleasure, yet another mauled artwork, this time in the city of Palencia. What was …

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Stainless Steel Roots Sprawl Into Figurative Sculptures by Artist Sun-Hyuk Kim

All images © Sun-Hyuk Kim, shared with permission Just like a tree, the spindly branches that shape Sun-Hyuk Kim’s sculptures extend from a larger, sturdy …

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Studio Visit: Painter Jo Baer on the Secret to Making Large-Scale Art at the Age of 91

At 91, artist Jo Baer is still creating large-scale, physically demanding work. And she shows no sign of retiring anytime soon. Her latest paintings, alongside …

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Caravana

Obra perteneciente a la serie ,” Transporte Público”. Inspirada en el estilo de vida de la sociedad contemporánea

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Two Landmark US Museum Shows Will Spotlight the Long Overlooked History of Modern and Avant-Garde Korean Art

The story of 20th-century Korean art is woefully underrepresented to many students of Western art history. But in the coming years, a pair of shows …

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Mary Wollstonecraft Monument in London Generates Controversy

A sculpture dedicated to Mary Wollstonecraft, an 18th-century English writer, philosopher, and women’s rights advocate, is stirring controversy after its debut in London’s Newington Green …

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Art Forger Han van Meegeren Fooled the World Into Believing His Fake Vermeers. A New Film Unpacks His Bag of Tricks

Fifty. That’s how many prop paintings it took to make The Last Vermeer, the cheekily titled new film telling the true story of a (very) late “Vermeer” …

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