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Estonia Removes Soviet Monument—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

Estonia Removes Soviet Monument—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ON THE MOVE. Estonia said that it is dismantling a Soviet-era monument outside the city of Narva that honors Soviet soldiers who fought in World War II, the Associated Press reports. “We will not afford Russia the opportunity to use the past to disturb the peace in Estonia,” the nation’s prime minister, Kaja Kallas,...

By Buying Frank Stella’s New NFTs, You Get the Rights to Print His Art – ARTnews.com

By Buying Frank Stella’s New NFTs, You Get the Rights to Print His Art – ARTnews.com

The Artist Rights Society, an organization that helps artists with copyright and licensing, is inaugurating a new Web3 platform. Titled Arsnl, it will launch on September 9 with a series of NFTs by Frank Stella. Stella may be most widely known for his spare paintings of the 1950s and ’60s, which are considered forerunners to the Minimalist art movement. But the 86-year-old artist has...

Exhibit uses art to communicate scientific research to community

Exhibit uses art to communicate scientific research to community

August 17, 2022 From online offerings to degrees and certificates in significant industries, students have more than ever to choose from This fall, as Arizona State University projects a record number of undergraduate and graduate students, the university is also scaling up its degree and program offerings in a variety of areas.New degrees for this fall include genetic counseling, disability studies, and narrative and emerging media....

After abrupt cancellation of Indigenous-led art project, a Toronto culture festival is accused of ‘a repeating pattern of harmful behaviours’

After abrupt cancellation of Indigenous-led art project, a Toronto culture festival is accused of ‘a repeating pattern of harmful behaviours’

An ambitious multi-media experience exploring the importance of water within an Indigenous context has become a cautionary tale about bureaucratic ineptitude, miscommunication and well-meaning but problematic efforts at reconciliation in Canada.The project in question was first initiated in 2016 as a collaboration between the British artist Amy Sharrocks (who just received a six-figure settlement from the Tate after she made claims of harassment and...

Taring Padi Covered Another Documenta Work After Anti-Semitism Claims – ARTnews.com

Taring Padi Covered Another Documenta Work After Anti-Semitism Claims – ARTnews.com

In June, Documenta, one of the world’s largest art exhibitions, generated international controversy when it covered over, then removed altogether, a mural by the Indonesian collective Taring Padi that featured anti-Semitic imagery. But that work now appears not to have been the only Taring Padi piece to have been altered in response to the outcry. On Monday, the Junges Forum DIG, a German Jewish...

Remains of Roman-Era Fountain Discovered in Turkey – ARTnews.com

Remains of Roman-Era Fountain Discovered in Turkey – ARTnews.com

A 2,200 year-old fountain was discovered in the ancient city of Assos in Turkey, the Daily Sabah, a Turkish newspaper, reported Tuesday. Located in northwest Turkey, Assos has been undergoing excavations since 1981 and was added to UNESCO’s Tentative World Heritage List in 2017. Excavations have yielded many interesting artifacts, structures, and insights, including an ancient theater, agora, necropolis, and protective walls. Yet after...

“Bloodlines” Tracks How Art Represents and Maintains Wealth – ARTnews.com

“Bloodlines” Tracks How Art Represents and Maintains Wealth – ARTnews.com

Amie Siegel is known for her slow-paced films interrogating cultural systems of labor and value in forensic depth, as in two films she presented at the South London Gallery in 2017 for her show “Strata”: Fetish (2016) tracks an annual deep-cleaning of collected objects in Sigmund Freud’s former London home, now a museum, and Quarry (2015) follows the tortuous journey of marble from deep underground...

Met Returns Two Ancient Artifacts to Nepal – ARTnews.com

Met Returns Two Ancient Artifacts to Nepal – ARTnews.com

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has returned two artifacts to Nepal amid a push by activists in the country to get back culture heritage that is believed to be stolen. The two objects returned were a 13th-century carved wooden temple strut depicting a salabhinka, a spirit figure that often adorns temple walls, and a stone sculpture depicting the god Shiva in a carved niche...

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