Tag: Lockdown

Art and writing talent showcased in new book produced by creative groups in north Highlands woth coronavirus crisis lockdown inspiring many

Creative groups in East Sutherland have collaborated to produce a new booklet showcasing artwork and writing from members.Entitled Creative in Lockdown, the book is the outcome of a partnership between members of Art 'n Blether, and online creative writing groups, run by Helmsdale based Connecting Communities.The front cover of the new book which contains contributions from members of Connecting Communities' art and writing groups.It ...

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The week in art news – Austrian museums close in national lockdown

As Austria entered its fourth national lockdown this week since the pandemic began, the director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum warned of the impact on cultural institutions. ‘We are going to lose millions of euros,’ Sabine Haag told Artnet News. The museum has had to close its doors in the middle of its blockbuster exhibition ‘Titian’s Vision of Women: Beaty, Love, Poetry’, which is scheduled ...

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Hito Steyerl Declines Top German Honor, Citing Country’s Lockdown – ARTnews.com

Artist Hito Steyerl, who is known for her essayistic videos pondering power structures and new technologies, said on Wednesday that she would not accept Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit honorific. In a letter published in the German publication Die Zeit, Steyerl said she was declining the award because of the way German politicians had led the country during the pandemic. The equivalent to being ...

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How uplifting art shows are easing us out of lockdown

By Anna BaileyBBC Newsimage copyrightDavid Hockney/Royal Academyimage captionDavid Hockney's Waterlilies give a nod to MonetAs art galleries begin to reopen many are hoping to bring joy and to lift the spirits of visitors after lockdown.Galleries such as Tate Modern, the V&A and the Royal Academy are offering a variety of new exhibitions, from contemplative and reflective shows to bright and immersive experiences, to help ...

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More Than 130 Royal College of Art Students Accuse the School of Losing or Damaging Their Work During Lockdown

Dozens of current and former graduate students from the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London are threatening to sue the school after it allegedly threw away or damaged several years’—and thousands of dollars’—worth of work and art supplies during the lockdown.   In the fall of last year, students returned to campus to find their studios cleared and their belongings missing or scattered in ...

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France’s Covid Lockdown Prompts Lawsuit from Galleries Association – ARTnews.com

The Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art (CPGA), France’s gallery association, is suing the French government over recently instituted Covid-19 restrictions that have left galleries closed to the public once again. According to a report by the Art Newspaper, the case, which focuses on the fact that auction houses can conduct exhibitions and sales while galleries must remain shuttered, will be heard in an administrative ...

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Art Industry News: Paris’s Surging Art Scene Is Ordered Back Into Lockdown Once Again + 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 Friday, March 19. NEED-TO-READ Hong Kong Government Scrutinizes the Arts (and M+) – The Hong Kong government has warned that it will be on “full alert” for perceived threats to national security posed by the arts ...

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Alone, Together: Art project documents life during lockdown

By Jennifer Micale March 15, 2021 A conundrum lies at the center of the lockdown experience. We are alone, sequestered with our immediate family behind locked doors and windows, unable to engage in the common human kindnesses that once structured our lives: hugs, birthday parties, coffee with friends. At the same time, we go through this lonely time together. Behind each closed door, our ...

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