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SFMOMA Announces Their Reopening

While schools, music halls and theaters may not be quite open, Saturday and Sunday are just around the corner and SFMOMA has big plans to …

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The Artist’s Mantra

There are several definitions of artists that I personally subscribe to, but my favorite is this: artists are alchemists. During the Middle Ages, an alchemist …

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raw material

Ottograph has made artwork for clients like Greenpeace, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Mars, Ford, and Merecedes-Benz. Recently ottograph has been getting international acclaim for his ‘fight …

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Oona Brangam-Snell

In Oona Brangam-Snell’s There’s no such thing as a fisherwoman, 2020—one of ten textile works in this spirited show—a wind sock of a ghost shocks …

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5 Indigenous Designers Breaking New Ground

In 2015, after almost a decade of work, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released 94 calls to action aimed at redressing the …

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10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week

In this weekly series, Artsy’s Curatorial and Editorial teams offer a look at the artworks that are currently gaining traction among collectors on Artsy. Looking …

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UCCA Beijing to Present ‘World’s First Major Institutional Crypto-Art Exhibition’

As many begin to explore how NFTs might change business as usual in the art world, the UCCA Lab, a Beijing-based division of the UCCA …

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Signaling an Enduring Appetite for Young Art, Phillips’s ‘New Now’ Sale Brings in a Record $9.5 Million

Phillips’s marathon sale of contemporary art, “New Now,” proved that the appetite for new art—even if it doesn’t come in the form of an NFT—is …

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Why is Toronto Waging a Legal Battle Against Tiny Shelters?

Last fall, as the temperature started to drop and the first signs of winter approached in Toronto, carpenter Khaleel Seivwright began building small wooden shelters …

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A Finnish Library That’s More Than Just a Beacon For Bookworms

“Typologies are dead,” says Teemu Kurkela, a founding partner at the Finnish firm JKMM Architects. His point is that, when it comes to design, people …

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(Re)Making History: A Conversation with Walter Hood

Walter Hood is hopeful. In the nearly three decades since he launched his practice in 1992, the Oakland, California-based landscape architect has witnessed many progressive …

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Countless Starlings Flock Together in a Miraculous Bird-Shaped Murmuration Over Lough Ennell

Image © James Crombie, licensed for use After months of chasing starlings alongside his colleague Colin Hogg, Dublin-based photographer James Crombie captured a phenomenal shot …

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Resolution Reached to Save Elyn Zimmerman Sculpture Amid National Geographic Renovations

The National Geographic Society has agreed to relocate a massive, site-specific sculpture by Elyn Zimmerman which was threatened by the organization’s renovation plans, at its …

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A Group of Financial Traders Torched a $95,000 Banksy on Video and Turned the Stunt Into an NFT Artwork

Banksy isn’t the only person publicly destroying Banksy artworks now. In the latest stunt in the craze for NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens), which have captured …

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In Paris, A Home and Day Centre Bucks Convention

“One of the things we wanted to defend in this project was the idea of an openness to the city and of not wanting disability …

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With Help from Antiquities Expert, Louvre Recovers Two Stolen Pieces of Armor 

Nearly four decades after they disappeared from the Louvre, two pieces of gold and silver encrusted armor have reemerged, albeit under mysterious circumstances. According to …

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Art Advisor and Curator Valentina Tintori Picks Her Favorite Works From Artnet Galleries

They say that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life—and art advisor and curator Valentina Tintori is very …

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To Mark the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, Check Out These Amazingly Meme-orable Animals and Their Silly Antics

You may associate Artnet News with Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami. But today, dear reader, we bring you something altogether deeper and more joyful: racoons …

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Kader Attia Named Curator of 2022 Berlin Biennale

Interdisciplinary French-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been chosen to curate the Twelfth Berlin Biennale, scheduled to take place in 2022. The appointment was revealed on …

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Banksy Creates Bob Ross-Dubbed Process Video of New Work Depicting Oscar Wilde Escaping Prison

What begins as a soft-spoken clip of America’s most iconic TV painting instructor, Bob Ross, suddenly shifts into a frenetic and extremely rare behind-the-scenes video …

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Kader Attia, Artist with a Focus on Colonialism, to Helm 2022 Berlin Biennale

The 2022 edition of one of Germany’s top art exhibition will be organized not by an art historian or a curator but an artist. Kader …

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Researchers Digitally Unfold a Renaissance-Era Letter Using X-Ray Technology

A 3D rendering of the letter as it unfolds. All images via Unlocking History Research Group archive Six centuries after it was penned, the contents …

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Dr. Fauci Has Donated the 3-D Coronavirus Model He Used to Explain the Pandemic to the Public to the Smithsonian’s American History Museum

The coronavirus is heading to the Smithsonian—but don’t be alarmed. It’s actually a 3-D printed model of the virus that Anthony Fauci donated to the …

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5 Things We Learned from Lina Ghotmeh

Barely in her forties, Lina Ghotmeh is already making a mark on the world of architecture. In 2020, Stone Garden, a 13-storey residential tower she …

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Kicking Off His Year-Long Takeover of Gagosian Gallery, Damien Hirst Will Debut Unseen Works That Grapple With the Nature of Reality

It’s not often that a gallery—especially one with “mega” status—hands over an entire space to a single artist for a year. But such is the …

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This Optical Illusion Is the Most Beautiful Street Artwork in France

Facebook An impressive trompe-l-oeil fresco painted in the coastal city of Boulogne-Sur-Mer was recently crowned France’s most beautiful street artwork for 2020. Every year, a …

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Oregon’s High Desert Museum Receives $6 Million Grant to Show Rarely Seen Art Collection

The High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon, received a $6 million grant that will enable its large collection of artworks, a large number of which …

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Reports Paint Grim Picture of California’s Arts Economy and Suggest Ways Out

The 2020 Otis Report on the Creative Economy—this year’s iteration of the report released annually by the Los Angeles–based Otis College of Art and Design …

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An Art Historian Says He Spotted the Faint Signature of Titian on an Obscure Painting Hanging in a Small UK Church

An art historian says he has identified a long-forgotten work from the workshop of the Venetian painter Titian that has languished in a church in a …

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Felt Artist’s Terrifyingly Real Roomba Cat Creation Glides and Meows when Summoned

Sacocho is an artist, who actually describes himself as a person who combines wool felt artistry and technology to create a crazy cat cafe. A …

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In Thailand, Landprocess Unveils Asia’s Largest Organic Rooftop Farm

A year and a half ago, Time magazine included Bangkok-based landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom on its list of 15 women leading the fight against climate …

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Estonian Rapper Tommy Cash Has Collaborated with Adidas on Some Really Long Shoes

Estonian rapper Tommy Cash has collaborated with Adidas Originals for the latest in their ‘Superstar’ campaign, which sees the sportswear brand working with a number …

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Banksy Screen Print Becomes NFT, Ben Heller’s Influential Collecting, and More: Morning Links from March 4, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines A BANKSY WORK HAS GONE UP IN SMOKE AND BECOME A …

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Blockchain Company Buys and Burns Banksy Artwork to Turn It Into a Digital Original

A blockchain company bought a $95,000 Banksy artwork, burned it and broadcast it live on Twitter — all part of a process of turning the …

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Art Industry News: The Makers of the ‘Rain Room’ Are Now Getting Into NFT Artworks Alongside Rob Pruitt and Other Artists + 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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UNSPOKEN

Unspoken words, unspoken truths, unspoken ideas… how many times we can’t speak what we would like to say? Time to do it now, it will …

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Who is the happiest person

Yourself. The road of life is long, The road is rough, In a calm state of mind, Go ahead and don’t look back. Happiness belongs …

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After The Rain

I don´t know what blossom will come out of this bud, but I like these yellowish and blueish greens, and especially the waterdrops. The black …

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Artist Kader Attia, Known for His Poignant Investigations That Break Down Western Hegemony, Will Curate the Next Berlin Biennial

The French-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named curator of the upcoming Berlin Biennial, which is set to take place in 2022. The artist’s poetic …

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Artist Spotlight: Jamie Morse

A selection of recent work by artist Jamie Morse.                                 …

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A Sense of Place

Since 2005, The Circulation(s) Festival of Young European Photography has been devoted to promoting new voices and visions in European photography. Five artists showing at …

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3XN Builds a New Kind of Medicine at Copenhagen’s Largest Hospital

Architecture shapes behaviour. This ethos, which drives each of Danish studio 3XN’s projects, is central to the new North Wing of Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet. Occupying a …

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Introducing “The Posttraumatic” Non-Newspaper

We love it when “good people do good things together” and such a phrase certainly applies to a newly launched publication—The Posttraumatic. Advertised as a …

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Gomez Bueno: Parallel Universe @ Eastern Projects, Los Angeles

Don’t let Gomez Bueno fool you—then again, that’s half the challenge and half the fun. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, go for it …

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Christopher Martin: The Bare and Bold Truth

As a tattoo and textile artist, Christopher Martin is importantly guided by the tradition of folk art. His reverence for text, appreciation for the history …

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Ken Nwadiogbu: UBUNTU @ Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles

“My love for drawing faces of everyday people through ripped paper was born from a need to identify Africans in major global contexts,” Ken Nwadiogbu …

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Ell House Merges Two Wings – and Design Visions – in Prince Edward County

Ontario’s Prince Edward County, the upstart lakeside wine region between Toronto and Montreal, is in a compelling state of flux. Protected farmland, rustic barns and …

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As Biden Reverses Trump Immigration Policies, Foreign Artists Breathe a Sigh of Relief. But Many Hope for Better Than ‘Back to Normal’

Many culture workers in the U.S., typically avid believers in international cultural exchange, are heaving a sigh of relief at the election of Joe Biden, …

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Studio Visit: Painter Angela Fraleigh on the Perks of Freezing Paintbrushes and Why Silence Sparks Creativity

Angela Fraleigh brings the work of the Old Masters into the 21st century with gorgeously rendered figures that seemed plucked from classical Western art history, which …

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Barcelona’s Camp del Ferro Sports Facility is an Elegantly Complex Group Effort

When it comes to grand design projects in the public sphere, the residents of Barcelona know that good things come to those who wait. If …

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