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Rising Covid-19 Cases Force Museums in Shanghai and Shenzhen to Close – ARTnews.com

Art museums in Shanghai and Shenzhen are closing once again as rising Covid-19 cases across mainland China force cultural hubs in the region into another pandemic-induced hiatus. Prominent institutions located in Shanghai’s West Bund cultural district announced last week they would be temporarily closing. Among those to announce closures are the Long Museum, the West Bund Museum, the Yuz Museum, the Museum of Art ...

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Sculptor Jean Shin on Using Live Mussels, Old Clothes, and Mountains of Dead Cell Phones to Force the Question of Sustainability in Art

For decades, Jean Shin has made the saying “one man’s trash, another man’s treasure” into an artistic motto, transforming everything from diseased maple trees to the discarded 35mm slide archives of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art into ambitious sculptures and monumental installations. Shin’s meticulous, labor-intensive processes shed light on the sustainability challenges we face on a daily basis—both individually, and as a society. ...

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Art Industry News: Virgil Abloh’s Air Force 1s Rake in a Record-Busting $25.3 Million at Sotheby’s + 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 to know on this Thursday, February 10. NEED TO READ Artists Withdraw From “Diversity United” – At least nine of 90 artists have pulled out of the star-studded exhibition: Yael Bartana, Mona Hatoum, Aleksandra Domanović, Katja Novitskova, Ahmet Öğüt, ...

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ concept art: Was Coruscant destroyed?

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” almost destroyed an iconic “Star Wars” planet, but stopped short of doing so. The news: A “Star Wars”-themed Twitter account shared concept art from “The Force Awakens” that allegedly showed the destruction of Coruscant, the iconic planet seen in the prequel trilogy. La idea inicial de JJ Abrams en #StarWars El Despertar de la Fuerza era que Coruscant fuese ...

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From Venice to Documenta, Here’s a List of All the Major Art Biennials and Triennials Scheduled to Return in Force in 2022

You never know these days, but 2022 is still shaping up to be a year chock full of art events. From Mali to Morocco, Cleveland to Canada, biennials and triennials are returning to the main stage. It will be truly interesting to see what the new normal looks like at such big international art surveys. A roster of heavy hitters are set to unleash ...

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Artists challenge, force change to North Dakota Tourism’s photo sharing approach

It was prompted in part after a Bismarck-area high school art teacher found a photo of his mural hanging in a local business without credit or payment. Paul Noot’s mural titled “The Heart Follows the Path” was downloaded 20 times from the North Dakota Tourism Division’s website before it was removed. Four years ago, he made a massive mural of his painting in the ...

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City residents respond in force to Public Square art survey | Government

WATERTOWN — Nearly 2,300 people have responded to a survey in three days about five finalists in the running to create an art project on Public Square.But City Councilwomen Lisa A. Ruggiero and Sarah V. Compo have been hearing that some people don’t like any of the five choices.“I’m hearing that they don’t fit in downtown,” Councilwoman Ruggiero said during Monday night’s council meeting. ...

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A Driving Force Against Human Rights Abuses – ARTnews.com

How one Iranian artist used the iconic Paykan as a canvas for combatting persecution. Since the late 1960s, the Paykan—the first automobile produced in Iran—has been a beloved national symbol. And though the car went out of production years ago, you can still see Paykans being driven on the streets of Tehran. It’s precisely because the car is such an iconic symbol that Iranian-born ...

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