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‘Art Can Be Daunting If You Haven’t Been Enculturated Into It’: Artist Mark Leckey on Launching a Populist Art School

Artists have inevitably been tempted to imagine alternatives to formal art school training ever since it first arose during the Renaissance in the form of academies, with their refined, traditional, and exclusionary associations. “An oasis of decency for artists outside the system,” promised a prospectus for the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing, set up in Suffolk, England in 1937 by artists Cedric ...

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Controversial Saudi painter aims to make her mark in modern art

RIYADH: The number of Saudi universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, has risen to 15 from six in the most recent classification. Saudi universities were recognized in 11 scientific disciplines in which they competed for advanced centers. This is among the top 50 international universities where Saudi universities have achieved advanced positions, including the 15th International ...

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Mark Bradford, Hauser & Wirth Launch New Education Project in L.A. – ARTnews.com

Mark Bradford may be best known for working in abstraction, but the L.A.-based artist is committed to thinking through how to change the art world—and the world at large—in concrete, tangible ways. Nearly a decade ago, Bradford cofounded the nonprofit Art + Practice in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Leimert Park with the simple idea that residents of the community shouldn’t have to ...

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In the news: New public art in Basildon town centre to mark HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Basildon's rich cultural heritage has been added to in the form of a new permanent display of public art in Basildon town centre. A Bronze relief of HM The Queen has today been unveiled on the outside of The Basildon Centre, being designed locally by born and bred Basildon sculptor Aden Hynes.  The sculpture is in commemoration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and ...

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Spike Lee, Mark Bradford Toast Gordon Parks’s Enduring Legacy – ARTnews.com

The photographer Gordon Parks worked so prolifically that it is hard to imagine one artist producing so many high-quality works. “When we talk about Gordon Parks, it’s as if we’re talking about half a dozen different people,” Laurene Powell Jobs, the billionaire who runs the influential philanthropic organization the Emerson Collective, told the 500 attendees at a gala hosted in New York by the ...

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Ukraine to launch NFT to mark history of Russian invasion | Ukraine

The Ukrainian government is to launch a non-fungible token marking the history of the Russian invasion with unique digital art, in its latest use of digital assets to fund its war efforts.The country’s deputy minister of digital transformation, Alex Bornyakov, said the NFT collection would be “like a museum of the Russian-Ukrainian war. We want to tell the world in NFT format.”NFTs confer ownership ...

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