Tag: Culture

Meet the stars riding the crest of hallyu, the Korean wave in fashion, art, film and music | Culture

Gochujang fried chicken at a gastropub in London. Girl band Blackpink front row at Paris fashion week. Hour-long queues for BTS merchandise in Las Vegas. Ariana Grande dressed in a glittery emerald two-piece from Miss Sohee. Over the past few years, Korea’s soft power has rocketed in the west. Park Chan-wook was named best director at Cannes film festival in May for his Palme ...

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Controversy erupts over prize awarded to AI-generated art | Arts and Culture News

Critics say the text to image system pose a threat to the livelihoods of human artists.A game designer has sparked controversy after his artificial-intelligence-generated art piece won the top spot at a competition in the United States with critics calling the win a threat to human artists everywhere. Jason M Allen, 39, and his Theatre D’opera Spatial image beat more than a dozen other ...

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Artists celebrate as Art Jakarta resumes after COVID hiatus | Arts and Culture News

Jakarta, Indonesia – Two years since the last Art Jakarta was held, the fair is back and stronger than ever – with galleries, artists, collectors, and curious observers flocking to the Jakarta Convention Center. The return of the fair, which began on Friday and is now in its 12th iteration, marks the first major art event in Indonesia since the pandemic began. Its primary ...

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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 ...

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Medieval Art’s Enduring Hold on Pop Culture | Smart News

Frontispiece; Title Page (1893), Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris for the Kelmscott Press Courtesy of the Getty From Harry Potter to Game of Thrones, pop culture is saturated with medieval imagery. Now, a new exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, “The Fantasy of the Middle Ages,” explores this connection by juxtaposing medieval art with the modern creations it inspired. “I think the project of ...

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FRONT Triennial opens July 14-16 with regionwide art exhibits promoting a healing vision amid culture wars

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Transformer Station gallery in Ohio City was a blur of activity last week.Art handlers were busy installing artworks big and small for the upcoming FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, an 11-week extravaganza of local, national, and international art officially opening July 16 at 30 venues across Northeast Ohio.The opening will follow two days of previews intended for out-of-town ...

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‘Sonic Detective’: The artist using sound to expose crimes | Arts and Culture News

Athens, Greece – Beirut-based sound artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan has become known as the “Private Ear”, as his research-based, investigatory work has been used to investigate killings and expose other human rights abuses. Sonic Detective, a retrospective of two key audio-visual works by the 37-year-old Jordanian-born artist, is now on show at the newly-revamped National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens – which ...

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Biden Approves Research Panel Seeking to Establish Museum Centered on Asian American Culture – ARTnews.com

President Biden signed a law Monday establishing a commission of experts to study the creation of a museum dedicated to Asian American and Pacific Islander history. The group, which will include experts of AAPI history and museum administrators appointed by lawmakers, will weigh various factors related to how the proposed institution would be funded and managed. If realized, the institution will be apart of ...

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Alexander Si’s Witty Portraits of White Culture – ARTnews.com

Alexander Si operates as something of an anthropologist, examining recent phenomena in popular culture. Si trained in media studies at the University of Toronto before completing an MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and now researches the impact of technology and media onour well-being. The multimedia artist is an observer who commands a deft ability to capture horrific qualities of ...

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