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Three new non-profit spaces challenge the dominance of real estate and the market in China’s contemporary art ecosystem

A spate of new art nonprofits in mainland China are breaking the blue-chip mould to forge quirkier, more considered curatorial paths. Shanghai’s Longlati Foundation recently inaugurated an exhibition space focused on 20th-century women artists, minority artists and Chinese artists born since the 1990s. Nurturing young local talent is also the ambition of Macalline Art Center, which opens on 15 January in Beijing’s 798 arts ...

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Tom Holland says that Marvel films are ‘real art’ as he disputes Martin Scorsese comments

Tom Holland has disputed Martin Scorsese’s claims that Marvel films are not “real art”.In 2019, the legendary director enraged fans of the franchise by saying that the comic book adaptations were “not cinema” and comparing them to theme park rides.Since then, many high profile filmmakers have either made similar comments or praised Marvel, with critically acclaimed directors such as Chloe Zhao and Nia DaCosta ...

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What If the ‘Birds Aren’t Real’ Movement Backfires? + More Questions I Have About the Week’s Art News

Curiosities is a column where I comment on the art news of the week, sometimes about stories that were too small or strange to make the cut, sometimes just giving my thoughts on the highs and lows. Below, some questions posed by the events of the last week…   1) Are Birds Real? I was gripped by Taylor Lorentz’s piece in the New York Times this ...

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Constable ‘Copy’ Identified as Real Work—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines DAVE HICKEY, THE INFLUENTIAL, PERSPICACIOUS, AND POLARIZING “Genius” grant–winning art critic whose books Air Guitar (1997) and The Invisible Dragon (1993) are classics of the genre, has died. He was 82. “His criticism blends high and low, often putting well-known works of art alongside musings on basketball and fast food,” Alex ...

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This Prankster Art Collective Is Making an Elaborate Commentary on Authenticity by Hawking 999 Fake Warhols (Plus One Real One)

“I don’t know where the artificial stops and the real starts,” Andy Warhol once said.  In a gesture that the artist himself would have likely endorsed, the art and design collective MSCHF has purchased an early sketch by Warhol, created 999 exact replicas, and then mixed all the artworks altogether, effectively rendering the original indistinguishable from the facsimiles. Starting today, they’re selling them for ...

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The Real Life Art Dealer Behind Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” – ARTnews.com

Few dealers have made as significant a contribution to the art market as Jospeh Duveen, who, in the first half of the 20th century, made a fortune by selling Old Master works to the ultra-wealthy. “Duveen—who became Lord Duveen of Millbank before he died in 1939, at the age of sixty-nine—noticed that Europe had plenty of art and America had plenty of money, and ...

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Here’s the Real Problem with Instagram – ARTnews.com

On October 4, Instagram, along with its owner, Facebook, broke. For the better part of the day, no one could access it, and my Twitter feed was filled with artists chronicling the sweet freedoms of life without the app which, since it launched in 2012, has become the art world’s platform of choice.  I immediately thought of Instagram’s upheaval as a kind of glitch—to ...

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Forgotten Artist Gets His Moment in the Sun With Garfield Park’s ‘Still Life in Real Life’ Exhibit | Chicago News

"Still Life in Real Life," an exhibit at Garfield Park Conservatory, through Oct. 17, 2021. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News) As an artist specializing in still lifes and landscapes, Charles Ethan Porter, a late 19th-century painter, translated scenes from nature onto canvas.  Now the Garfield Park Conservatory has reversed the process, using spades instead of brushes, and plants in place of paints, to transform its ...

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State-of-the-art training simulator puts Colorado Springs police officers through real life scenarios

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO)-- A new training simulator at the Colorado Springs Police Department Academy put officers in high-stress, realistic scenarios to emphasize de-escalation techniques and provide representative experiences to prepare officers for real-life situations. In the fall of 2019, the Police Foundation of Colorado Springs raised more than $147,000 to replace the department's old system. "They’re the one percent of people that go ...

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