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“It’s the limit of the ebook format. The ebook is a stupid product. It is exactly the same as print, except it’s electronic. There is no creativity, no enhancement, no real digital experience,” said Arnaud Nourry.

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Categories: words, 02.20.18

"The biggest bands to emerge in the alternative and rock scene over the last few years, including Imagine Dragons and Twenty-One Pilots, have largely abandoned the electric guitar, harnessing instead the sonic textures and propulsive beats of hip-hop."

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Categories: music, 02.19.18

Glass’ music is everywhere — in concert halls, in opera houses, on film and television soundtracks. He has created both a singular sound world and a repertoire of compositional strategies that have almost single-handedly transformed the face of contemporary music. His work has become a reference point for much of what audiences have experienced for […]

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Categories: music, 02.16.18

The Ethiopian pianist Hailu Mergia, 71, had become a taxi driver. But after a reissue revived his career, he is releasing his first new collection in two decades.

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Categories: jazz, lala belu (album), mergia, hailu, walias band, awesome tapes from africa

Many of the 7,000 who unexpectedly landed in Newfoundland that day had their lives altered by the generosity of their hosts, but Come From Away has given a certain celebrity status to those whose stories are told by the musical.

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Categories: theatre, 02.19.18

"The first Irish National Opera (INO) company ran from 1965 to 1984 and specialised in productions that toured with only piano accompaniment. The second Irish National Opera company was announced in 2009 when Martin Cullen was arts minister. International consultants advised on the setting up of the company and a general director was recruited. However, it was […]

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Categories: music, 02.16.18


The idea of media literacy may not seem to mix with the fun of TV and movies. But when kids relate to the content, they're more engaged, and they can learn critical-thinking skills from discussing it. All you want to do is get your kids to think more deeply about what they're watching. You may want to reinforce […]

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Categories: audience, media, 02.19.18

See images from one notable show every weekday. Read More The post ‘The State is Not a Work of Art’ at Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: pictures at an exhibition, katerina gregos, kristina norman, tallinn art hall, the state is not a work of art

Canadian cultural organizations are experiencing a leadership deficit and the problem is worsening as more and more highly regarded chief executive officers announce their retirement. We are seeing a generational change in leadership. Coming retirements for 2018 include long-standing CEOs Peter Herrndorf of the National Arts Centre and Piers Handling of TIFF.

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Categories: issues, 02.19.18

The artist Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, grandson and namesake of the founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party, is queer, Muslim and proud.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: muslim americans, politics and government, homosexuality and bisexuality, bhutto, zulfikar ali, pakistan, somarts, art

The ex-basketball star worked with animation and music stars to make the short “Dear Basketball.” It’s an academy front-runner, though it’s drawn #MeToo protests.

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Categories: animated films, #metoo movement, bryant, kobe, keane, glen, williams, john (1932- ), dear basketball (movie), academy awards (oscars), movies

"If there is a population shift away from cities towards less developed suburban and rural areas, there may need to be a shift in audience development strategies.  Fewer people who can easily commute to a performance or exhibition, will necessitate the need for finding new ways to attract and entice both those possibly smaller subsets […]

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Categories: issues, 02.20.18



If French revolutionaries questioned the sovereign authority of their king within their borders, they also implicitly undermined the claim of any monarch to the territory within theirs. No longer should a country be passed down as property, within a family, much less won or lost in war. Just as the people were becoming the final arbiter of […]

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Categories: ideas, 02.20.18


After winning two Oscars, she stopped acting for decades to fight Thatcherism. Now, at 81, she’s tackling an Edward Albee classic. But she insists, “I lead a very dull life.”

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: actors and actresses, theater, old vic theater, albee, edward, jackson, glenda, mantello, joe, metcalf, laurie, pill, alison, three tall women (play), women in love (movie)

The choreographer Jennifer Monson has long been drawn to the natural world. Her “bend the even” was born on the Illinois prairie.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: dancing, lighting, chocolate factory, the, monson, jennifer, illinois


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A guide to the next six days. Read More The post 9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week appeared first on ARTnews.

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Here's what we're reading this morning. Read More The post Morning Links: Stolen Thumb Edition appeared first on ARTnews.

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See images from one notable show every weekday. Read More The post ‘Picturing Mississippi, 1817–2017’ at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: pictures at an exhibition, benny andrews, bob thompson, bruce davidson, danny lyon, eudora welty, henri cartier-bresson, jeffrey gibson, joanna underwood blackburn, john steuart curry, mcarthur binion, mississippi museum of art, picturing mississippi, sam gilliam

The artist has always treated the act of drawing as an equal to her sister arts, painting and sculpture. Read More The post Artisanal Abstraction: The Elusive, Effusive Art of Amy Sillman appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: artists, amy sillman, barbara gladstone, featured

Nick Lowe is a visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, making drawings and paintings. Read More The post Consumer Reports: Nick Lowe appeared first on ARTnews.

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On the third floor of the Selfridges department store in London, among the Marc Jacobs and Moschino couture, shoppers can now pick up a Ralph Lauren tie for 3 or a Zara skirt for 7. The bargains come courtesy of the US artist and writer Miranda July, who has set up a fully functioning charity shop inside the London department store.  The pop-up, which opened today (until 22 October) and was commissioned by the non-profit organisation Artangel, comes complete with the harsh strip lighting,...

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The Hong Kong and British socialite, fashion entrepreneur and early collector and supporter of Chinese contemporary art David Tang died on Tuesday 29 August aged 63. According to The Financial Times, where Tang penned a weekly advice column, he died  at Londons Royal Marsden Hospital from cancer. The UK-educated scion of a wealthy family originally from Shanghai, Tang founded elite restaurant chain China Club in 1991 and the fashion brand Shanghai Tang in 1994, both purveyors of a nostalgic...

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Christies will add an extra night of auctions to its autumn calendar, introducing an evening sale of design and photography for the first time during Frieze week. On Tuesday 3 October, the auction house will also hold a new sale called Up Close, featuring masterpieces on a small scale, followed by Masterpieces of Design and Photography. The strength of our October sales last year, which totalled 91m overall, and the strong sell-through rate [90% by lot in the evening sale], convinced us...

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The fourth edition of the Folkestone Triennial, an exhibition of site-specific public art, includes artist-organised salsa dancing lessons, a floating house in the local harbour, and a declaration by Bob and Roberta Smith that the entire town has become an art school (see below). The festive atmosphere is the result of years of investment. At the turn of the millennium, this town in Kent, in south-east England, was in a sorry state. Folkestones grandeur is not so much faded as bricked up,...

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, Tate Modern (until 22 October) What a show! Each section and, indeed, pretty much each individual in this rich but rigorous celebration of black artists working in the US in the 1960s and 1970s, could spin off into a separate exhibition in its own right. The various responses to the black civil rights movement and what it meant to be a black artist in this turbulent time range through documentary, polemic, portraiture and abstraction,...

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Former US President turned prolific portrait painter, George W. Bush, has painted the faces of military veterans for his follow-up show to world leaders at the George W. Bush Presidential Centre in Dallas. Proceeds from the exhibition Portraits of Courage (until 1 October) and its accompanying book go towards supporting post-9/11 veterans and their families. The 66 portraits and a mural confirm how Bushs confidence with paint on canvas has grown since his first works were leaked online in...

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After almost two years of debate, Italy has approved a new law relaxing the countrys notably stringent art export regulations. The market and competition legislation, passed by Italian parliament earlier this month and effective as of 29 August, extends the window during which private owners of works by deceased artists may self-certify them for export from Italy without a licence, from 50 to 70 years after they were made. The law further streamlines Italys bureaucratic licensing process...

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A new fine art, drawing and sculpture fair is due to open in Paris in November, filling the gap left by the Paris Tableau fair which folded two years ago. More than 30 international galleriesincluding Didier Aaron of Paris and Galerie de Jonckheere of Genevawill participate in the Fine Arts Paris fair held at the Palais Brongniart (8-12 November).   Officials at the Salon du Dessin, Pariss longstanding drawings fair which launched in 1991, are behind the new initiative. Diversity and quality...

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ROME (AFP).- Italy’s Culture Minister Dario Franceschini Saturday called for a US guns dealer to withdraw an advertisement using an image of Michelangelo’s David — but with the famed statue holding a bolt-action rifle. “The image of David, armed, offends and infringes the law. We will take action against the American company so that it immediately withdraws its (advertising) campaign,” Franceschini tweeted in the afternoon. His comments come after the Historical Heritage and Fine Arts Board in...

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Categories: arts policy

LONG BEACH, CA.- The Long Beach Museum of Art debuted 41 newly acquired art works in its latest exhibition entitled Enriching and Engaging – Selected Recent Acquisitions. The exhibition runs from March 7, 2014 – June 15, 2014. Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Keith Haring, Claire Falkenstein, and Rafael Soriano, the renowned Cuban artist whose work Añoranza Idealizada is being displayed for the first time. In addition, the Museum is the first institution in California to have a...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

SHANGHAI.- Like Buddhist pilgrims who trek across vast terrain in search of enlightenment, artists Chen Linggang and Liang Weiyuan find meaningful insight through process. Between the Lines: Reading Chen Linggang and Liang Weiyuan presents contemporary works on canvas that express creation and contemplation, transcending legibility to fuel interpretation and introspection. The works contain an innate sense of inquisitive calm, marking traces of the artists’ hands and minds while inspiring...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

OLD WESTBURY, NY.- The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY College at Old Westbury is presenting Body Conscious, a group exhibition by nine internationally acclaimed artists with diverse and exciting practices. Body Conscious seeks to explore the way artists have addressed female body image in contemporary art. By tackling anorexia, dieting, obesity, etc., each of these artists attempts to articulate the Western obsession with the size of women’s body. According to the National Eating Disorders...

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Categories: photography

DALLAS, TX.- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced that together these three North Texas museums are adding more than a combined 1,700 high-resolution works of art to the Google Art Project. The Art Project allows online visitors to explore the museums’ paintings, sculptures, and other objects virtually. Highlights from the 1,200 images submitted by the Amon Carter showcase work by some of the greatest names in American art,...

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Categories: museums & galleries

OTTAWA.- The artists’ collective BGL, composed of Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière, will represent Canada at the prestigious 56th International Art exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in Italy in 2015. The selection was announced by the National Gallery of Canadaon behalf of a jury of leading experts in contemporary Canadian art. The Venice Biennale is among the most prestigious contemporary art events in the world, and the only international visual arts exhibition to...

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LONDON.- Sotheby’s S|2 will present This Side of Paradise curated by Jane Neal, a leading expert on the contemporary art scene in Central and Eastern Europe and a celebrated curator. Featuring some of the most important contemporary painters working in the figurative tradition, This Side of Paradise offers a privileged view of artists who rather than follow the trajectory set by American Abstraction and Pop Art that dominated the latter half of the twentieth century, have instead committed to...

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Los Angeles-based artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation and sculpture. Gordon investigates sonic and architectural applications of cybernetic systems in the 20th and 21st centuries to technological design, from anechoic chambers to the military’s use of Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) speakers. Reverse engineering those implements of social control, often through the use of audio and spatial feedback systems that manipulate the visitor’s senses; the...

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GENESO, NY.- On March 29th, Cottone Auctions will be holding their annual Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction offering 500+ lots in Cottone’s 6000 square foot gallery at 120 Court Street, Geneseo, NY. This important estate auction will include original paintings by noted listed artists, several Tiffany lamps, silver, sculpture, Asian art, antiquities, art glass, Oriental rugs and period furniture. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com (formerly...

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Categories: art market

ROSLYN HARBOR, NY.- The first garden was Eden —a setting of flowers and plants for the creation of our world and mankind. Ever since, we have cultivated gardens simply for their beauty or for the sustenance they provide as food. Flowers have served as inspiration for painters and poets from time immemorial. From the mundane to the exquisite, flowers enhance every facet of our lives. Their physical expression may be found in gardens and outdoor parties of every kind, from the [...]

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

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