Tag: Museums

BTS’s RM Has Sent K-Pop Fans Flooding To Art Museums Thanks To Instagram – ARTnews.com

When Korean pop superstars BTS visited the White House in May to talk about the recent spike in anti-Asian hate crimes, over 300,000 people watched the briefing live – compared to a more typical 16,000. The pop group, which announced in June that it is going on a temporary break, is known for having that effect – it’s become known colloquially as “the BTS ...

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Royal British Columbia Museums scraps demolition plan

The plan to demolish and rebuild the Royal British Columbia Museum was put on hold on Wednesday. CBC News reports that British Columbia’s premier John Horgan made the announcement at a press conference in which he said that the $789m development unveiled only last month was the ‘wrong decision at the wrong time’. A poll published by the Angus Reid Institute last month found ...

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British Museum presses on minting NFTs despite crypto crash—when will UK museums stop seeing artworks as assets?

After more than 50 outings, this Diary has scored a small victory; following my article on the carbon cost of the British Museum’s NFT sales, the company behind the operation has overhauled its environmental policy. Previously, La Collection said they would plant one tree per NFT created, but this underestimated the amount of carbon an NFT would produce over its lifetime (since each transaction ...

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Congolese artists mint NFTs to challenge US museum’s ownership of indigenous sculpture

The indigenous Pende people of the Democratic Republic of Congo believed the spirits of vanquished enemies continue to wander among them, seeking bloody revenge. The only way to thwart the violent desires of the spirit is to carve figurative sculptures in wood, in which the spirits of their opposers and enslavers are caged and immobilised.The Congo was violently occupied by Belgian colonialists from 1908 ...

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Art Industry News: Museums Are Cutting Back Global Ambitions to Refocus on Wellness and Local Communities + 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, June 3. NEED-TO-READ Museums Are Still Closed in Shanghai – The city’s two-month hard lockdown officially lifted on June 1—but museums, alongside gyms and theaters, remain closed and have been given no timeframe for reopening. ...

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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Poetics Surveyed at Whitney and Hessel Museums – ARTnews.com

In photo documentation of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Aveugle Voix (1975), the artist appears in all white, squatting, with her black hair flowing down to her ankles. Performing in San Francisco, Cha bound her eyes with a length of white fabric on which VOIX (French for voice) was stenciled in black, and wrapped around her mouth another band marked AVEUGLE (blind). She then unfurled ...

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U.K. Museums Own Looted Art from Douglas Latchford, Cambodia Says – ARTnews.com

Cambodia is urging U.K. officials to investigate British institutions for possibly harboring stolen artifacts obtained by Douglas Latchford, the late British dealer who has been accused of looting Cambodian or Khmer artifacts. Earlier this week, Cambodia sent the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, both in London, a list of objects that Latchford may have looted, according to a report from the ...

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Art Fund to help curators from UK’s regional museums to visit London Gallery Weekend

Check out The Art Newspaper's guide to London Gallery Weekend 2022 for recommendations on the best exhibitions to see during the three-day event, top trends and commentaryWhere can you get to from Manchester for less money than a train to London? The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, caused a social media storm recently when he claimed it was cheaper to fly to Jamaica, Brazil ...

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Venice museums send supplies to help save Ukraine’s art

Venice’s Civic Museums are sending protective fabrics, foam panels and data loggers for tracking changes in humidity and temperature to the Lviv National Art Gallery in Ukraine. The donation is part of a delivery by Save Ukraine Art 22—a network of private companies, public institutions and museums—which aims to establish a supply chain for delivering essential materials for saving art from bombs, fire and ...

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Inside Dimitris Daskalopoulos’s 350-Work Gift to Four Museums – ARTnews.com

Greek collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos revealed plans Wednesday to donate hundreds of works from his collection to four institutions: Athens’s National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), London’s Tate, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and New York’s Guggenheim Museum. All told, 350 works by 142 artists are headed to those museums, with major pieces by figures like Robert Gober, Mike Kelley, Lynda Benglis, Paul Chan, ...

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