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WWF Taps Artists and Dealers For Climate Crisis Initiative – ARTnews.com

An online campaign launched by wildlife conservation group World Wildlife Fund has tapped contemporary artists by the likes of Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor, and Jadé Fadojutimi for an initiative to raise funds to combat climate change. The project, Art For Your World, was established by London-based Artwise Curators on behalf of WWF-UK, as part of the organization’s 60th anniver­sary program. The launch of the ...

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The World’s Oldest Cave Art Is Being Destroyed By Climate Crisis – ARTnews.com

Some of the world’s oldest cave art is being lost due to the detrimental effects of climate change, according to a new study on the effects of climate change on Sulawesi’s Pleistocene rock art conducted by Jill Huntley and others from the Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit at Griffith University in Australia. In southern Sulawesi, Indonesia, more than 300 cave sites are at ...

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‘Mirror pandemic’: art’s vital role in tackling the mental health crisis

In a bid to counter the Covid-19 pandemic’s devastating impact on mental health, the multi-partner programme will support arts-based treatment initiatives as well an artist response fund Gato Desaparecido/Alamy Stock Photo “If ever there was a time to invest in mental health, it’s now,” urged the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a video address last May. As governments ...

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How Art Galleries and Artists are Surviving the covid-19 crisis in Rom

The Slow agony of an artless Rome.If surviving the pandemic was a challenge for big museum workers, for private gallery owners and local artists it has been a death sentence.Picture this: it’s 2019 and Rome is full of art stores and local artists painting on the street—maybe a nice vicolo in Trastevere or an iconic building like the Coliseum—to then exhibit their work in some piazza—like ...

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Understanding art in a time of crisis | MIT News

Across America, the Covid-19 crisis is creating unsettling questions for opera companies. How can they produce performances during the pandemic? What kinds of art will people want? Will companies survive? To be sure, there have been other moments when opera has been disrupted and companies shuttered, such as World War II. Such circumstances always have the potential to change the genre’s trajectory. MIT Associate ...

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European auction houses weather crisis as customers spend millions on art online

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's Our House, sold for €1.7m Courtesy of Ketterer Kunst As his train went through a tunnel, one bidder briefly lost his signal while taking part in a live auction online at Munich-based Ketterer Kunst earlier this year. Luckily, the train emerged in time for him to rejoin the bidding. It is the kind of challenge that auctioneers and their customers have ...

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