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Kalos Visual Art Prize - Online exhibition

Posted by External 8 hours ago General — $700 in awards plus publication. Deadline: September 6, 2016 Read More
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Shanghai Project to launch in September as community event, not art exhibition

Posted by External 8 hours ago General — Amid reports of poor planning, Shanghai Project, a multi-disciplinary biennial organised by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Yongwoo Lee that was scheduled to open at the Himalayas Museum in September, has shifted its focus from an art exhibition to a community-based event. Its first phase, to launch that month instead, includes interactive pavilions, pop-up libraries, and public forums, while the exhibiti Read More
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Joint London exhibition for Norwegian royal and A-ha star

Posted by External 8 hours ago General — Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway, a keen artist, will show her latest artistic efforts at the Paul Stolper gallery in London this autumn (28 September-15 October). The arty royal has made a portfolio of ten prints in collaboration with the artist Magne Furuholmenformerly of the pop group A-haentitled Texture. Her Majesty has already been making editions of prints for the past five years, [which Read More
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Marie Antoinette’s personal china among Versailles treasures to travel to Australia

Posted by External 8 hours ago General — The Chateau of Versailles is lending more than 100 artworks to the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra later this year for the largest loan show from its collection ever organised outside France. Versailles, the former French royal palace 20km outside Paris, gets more than 7.5 million visitors a year, and most of them come from other countries. If the world comes to Versailles, we must Read More
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Walter Sickert: the Richard Prince of the 1930s

Posted by External 8 hours ago General — It is good to see that recent photography plagiarism controversiesmost notably involving Luc Tuymans and Richard Princeare nothing new. A recently opened display at Londons Tate Britain, Sickert and Photography (until 17 April 2017), looks at the influence of the burgeoning medium on the work of the painter Walter Sickert. Among the archival material on display is a (very civilised) public spat b Read More
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Undermined by silence: lack of provenance is devastating flaw of al-Sabah collection catalogue

Posted by External 8 hours ago General — It is exhausting merely to follow the conquests of Alexander the Great on a map: through the collapsing empire of Achaemenid Iran, along the northern outskirts of Parthia, up into Bactria and Sogdia, then down to the Indus Valley and back around to Egypt. Dotted all along are places which were Hellenised, and it is the task of the art historian to sort out how far Greek influence spread and who c Read More
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Hydra-therapy: above and below the shoreline

Posted by External 8 hours ago General — By far the best private view invitation (to my mind at least) is to the annual exhibition of contemporary art at Hydra Workshop, the Karpidas familys exhibition space on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra. Here, for the past 17 years, a new show is unveiled at the beginning of every summer in this modest but generously proportioned former boat builders workshop. A sybaritic long weekend then ensue Read More
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Like Ike? Toledo Museum of Art decodes the fine art of political persuasion

Posted by External 8 hours ago General — As an already contentious presidential election heats up, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) in Ohio has staged an exhibition that deciphers political advertising. I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads (until 8 November) includes over 50 ads, from the first ever television spot aired in 1952 to those from the 2012 presidential electionall projected onto the 7000-sq. foot gallery space. The s Read More
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Boltanski hearts Scotland

Posted by External 8 hours ago General — Christian Boltanskis travelling recording studio of heartbeats, Les Archives du Coeur (the heart archive), is taking up residence 12 miles west of Edinburgh. Since 2008, the French artist has captured the sounds of thousands of individuals hearts and stored the recordings on the art island of Teshima in Japan. For two months this summer, visitors to Jupiter Artland will have a chance to add to t Read More
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2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD

Posted by External 1 day 8 hours ago General — $1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016 Read More
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Politicians fixate on growth, but humans need beauty too

Posted by External 1 day 8 hours ago General — Fiona Reynolds  Master of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge,  and former director-general of the National Trust Beauty. Its a word we all use to describe our delight in the world around us: a landscape we love, a butterflys wings translucent in the sunshine or a wondrous piece of architecture. Yet youd be hard pressed to find the word in any official document, or to hea Read More
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