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Parviz Tanavoli unveils his largest ever work at Toronto’s Aga Khan museum

Posted by External 14 hours ago General — The leading Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli, who faced a travel ban last month, has unveiled his largest ever sculpture at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The bronze piece, Horizontal Lovers, is one of three works that will go on show in the grounds of the museum. Volume-wise, the work is the biggest I have ever made. It is around 13ft high, Tanavoli says. Another vast sculpture in the sh Read More
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Yinka Shonibare has his moment in the sun with shows on three continents

Posted by External 14 hours ago General — With six exhibitions and several new commissions on the way, it is fair to say that Yinka Shonibare is busier than ever. This autumn, the London- and Lagos-based artist has shows at Stephen Friedman Gallery in London, the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, the Gemeentemuseum Helmond and the British Council in LagosShonibares first solo exhibition in Nigeria. The original s Read More
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West Coast Biennial Art Competition - Redding, CA

Posted by External 3 days ago General — $5,750 in awards. Deadline: November 4, 2016 Read More
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Christian Jankowski takes a techno turn with Manifesta music video

Posted by External 3 days ago General — Watch out Kanye, here comes Christian Jankowski. The artist and curator of Zurichs Manifesta Biennial (until 18 September) recently dropped a hot summer 80s-inspired track and music video based on the exhibitions theme: What People Do For Money. Commissioned from the Berlin techno tenderness band The/Das, the ber-catchy song features a memorable chorus, with lyrics like: A great deal of money And Read More
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Mountains of Peruvian poop make a Peckham appearance

Posted by External 3 days ago General — Im not sure if all the Peckham cineastes who frequent the panoramic cinema club screenings on the roof of the Bussey Building at 133 Rye Lane, realise that the adjacent building used to house one of Londons earliest cinemas: the 400-seater  Electric Theatre, which opened in 1908. Now poised for redevelopment into (hopefully reasonably priced) studios and shared workspaces, its cavernous spac Read More
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Three to See: Chart art fair, Copenhagen

Posted by External 3 days ago General — Brian Eno might be one of the best-known singer-songwriters in rock music, but he has never used his voice in a work of artuntil now. The Ship (2014-16), a 50-minute sound and visual installation on show at Chart art fair (until 28 August), inspired the former Roxy Music band members 25th solo album, also called The Ship, which he released in April. During the making of the work of art, Eno fo Read More
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PAFA’s paranormal activities

Posted by External 3 days ago General — Experience a real-life ghost story at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphiathe oldest art school in the United Stateswith the exhibition Fernando Orellana: His Study of Life (until 6 November), an attempt by the New York-based artist Orellana to summon the spirit of the artist Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), who taught at the school in the late 19th century. The show features so Read More
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Artist gets into the Snapchat groove

Posted by External 3 days ago General — Over 40s need not apply but if youre in London and stuck for something to do this weekend, then why not use Snapchat to be part of an exhibition at Somerset House? The UK artist Matthew Stone, 34, whose show Healing With Woundspart of the Utopia2016 initiativecloses on 29 August, has created a custom Snapchat filter that will be available at and around the exhibition on its last day. Visitor Read More
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Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA