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Japan’s arty-pelago: Naoshima and beyond

Among shrines, rice fields and abandoned buildings, contemporary art has transformed 12 rural islands into a creative paradise – the setting for the 2019 Setouchi TriennaleI’m sitting on a concrete floor watching water droplets as they skitter across the smooth surface. Around me, other people seem equally transfixed. They stand in silent contemplation staring at beads of water bubbling up from tiny holes in the floor, or lie gazing at the vast domed roof, where two oval openings let natural lig...
Tags: Travel, Art, Asia, Japan, Art and design, Japanese food and drink, Cultural Trips, Japan holidays, Setouchi


‘An egregious offence’: Canada battles Norway for tallest moose statue

After Norway’s Storelgen stole Mac the Moose’s place as world’s tallest, a Canadian city hopes to ‘stick it to Oslo’ by increasing their statue’s sizeFor three decades, the Canadian city of Moose Jaw took pride in its status as the home of the world’s largest moose statute.Standing at a majestic 10 meters tall, Mac the Moose has weathered brutal winters, graffiti and even the inglorious loss of his jaw. His recognition was so great that in 2013, he was named the city’s most popular celebrity. Co...
Tags: Americas, World news, Cities, Canada, Art and design, Sculpture, Norway, Moose, Oslo, Moose Jaw, Storelgen, Mac the Moose


Bling and beauty: Dakar's fashion comes of age – photo essay

Photojournalist Finbarr O’Reilly has been covering Dakar fashion week for over a decade. He charts the city’s burgeoning style sceneAlongside its golden beaches, glitzy nightclubs and vibrant music scene, Senegal’s capital, Dakar, is emerging as a key African fashion hub. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Africa, Senegal, Life and style, World news, Cities, Culture, Art and design, Dakar, Finbarr O'Reilly


10 great European art anniversaries in 2019

From 100 years of Bauhaus to 500 years since Leonardo’s death, a host of landmark art events and exhibitions open around Europe this yearIt is 350 years since the death of Rembrandt van Rijn. There is a year-long programme of events in nine Dutch cities, focusing on Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age (listings at holland.com). In Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum (15 Feb-10 June) will display all of its 22 paintings, 60 drawings and 300 engravings – the biggest Rembrandt collection ever seen in a singl...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, UK, Germany, Art and design, Museums, Amsterdam, City Breaks, Rembrandt, Top 10s, Cultural Trips, Short breaks, Europe Holidays, Leiden, Rembrandt Van Rijn


Can a computer be creative? Chips with Everything podcast

In our latest collaboration, Jordan Erica Webber teams up with Ian Sample of the Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast to look at why artwork produced using AI is forcing us to confront how we define creativityIn October 2018, the British auction house Christie’s became the first to sell a work of art created by an algorithm.The Portrait of Edmond Belamy was sold for $432,500 (£336,000), which was much higher than anyone had expected. This groundbreaking sale was controversial, not least in the AI a...
Tags: Technology, Art and design, Christie, Science Weekly, Jordan Erica Webber, Ian Sample, Artificial intelligence (AI, Edmond Belamy


Banksy rat? Tokyo takes a closer look at graffiti resembling artist's work

City’s governor asks if image of ‘cute rat’ is a gift from the illusive street artistAuthorities in Tokyo have launched an investigation into a work of graffiti that bears a striking resemblance to a trademark drawing by the celebrated – and so far unidentified – British street artist, Banksy. Tokyo’s metropolitan government was alerted to a drawing of a rat holding an umbrella – one of Banksy’s best-known works – on a door near a Hinode monorail station in the city centre. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Art and design, Tokyo, Banksy, HINODE, Banksy Tokyo


DDB Canada names Brent Choi as new CEO and CCO

Wendy Clark, president and CEO, DDB Worldwide has announced a new executive appointment for : 20+ year industry veteran, Brent Choi is being named as the agency's CEO and CCO. This reflects a leadership restructuring that introduces a new dual role at the company's helm, after current president and COO, Lance Saunders decided to leave the company to pursue new entrepreneurial ventures.With Choi's recruitment to the agency's new CEO/CCO role, this marks the first time DDB Canada has had a senio...
Tags: Advertising, Best, Canada, Art and design, Brent, Montreal, Cannes, Cannes Lions, Clark, DDB, Lance, Weiss, Saunders, Wendy Clark, Ivey, CHOI


Norway's favourite painting to go on display in London

Winter Night in the Mountains by Harald Sohlberg will feature at Dulwich picture galleryEdvard Munch’s The Scream is a classic symbol of dread that has been hailed as the ultimate icon of contemporary politics – but a very different Norwegian painting is the country’s favourite. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, London, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Norway, British Museum, Edvard Munch, Dulwich, Harald Sohlberg


Tanzanians with albinism embrace a life beyond stigma and superstition | Lucy Lamble

In a country where myths about albinism can have deadly consequences, an organisation set up to battle discrimination is having a profound impactPaschal Merumba has suffered prejudice from the very day he was born.His mother refused to breastfeed her “cursed” baby, the second child in the family born with albinism; the first had already died of neglect. Merumba was thought to have contaminated the community. He was made to eat apart and sleep on the floor. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Culture, Art and design, Global development, Tanzania, Lucy Lamble, Merumba


How The Scream became the ultimate image for our political age

Edvard Munch’s painting is a masterpiece for these troubled times. Ahead of an exhibition at the British Museum, Jonathan Jones charts its rise, from the 1893 original to today’s inflatables and emojisThe face is a greenish sock of sickly flesh stretched tight over the skull. Its features have been burned away by pain. All that remain in the elongated mask are two wide round eyes with dots for pupils, a pair of black nostrils and a mouth open in an oval scream. We’ve all been there.The Scream wa...
Tags: Art, Culture, Art and design, British Museum, Edvard Munch, British Museum Jonathan Jones, Mona Lisa Van Gogh


Brexit T-shirts: artist Jeremy Deller sums up in two words what millions are thinking

Deller’s sweary protest T-shirts are a welcome blast of humour into the stagnant Brexit debateWhen I was a teenager in the 80s, we all had badges – “Don’t blame me, I voted Labour” badges, and “Protest and survive” badges (an anti-nuclear slogan, riffing on the government information films, Protect and Survive), and badges with a great big smiling sun on them, the beginning of climate consciousness. (My cousin once pulled a policeman in a nightclub, and when she put her coat on and he saw the ba...
Tags: Politics, New York, Protest, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Art and design, Article 50, Jeremy Deller, Brexit, Anti Trump, Deller


Calabash Shows Just How Much 19 Million Is in Clever New PayPal Campaign

The old journalism adage “show me, don’t tell me” is visually appropriated cleverly in a new six spot online ad campaign for entitled “Ubiquity,” created by agency Walrus, New York, and featuring character animation from Calabash that visually highlights just how much 19 million actually is. That number is significant: it's the number of online retailers that accept PayPal, and as the :15 spots, animated in partnership with Chicago-based design house Run Kick Shout, show it’s also way more tha...
Tags: Technology, Featured, New York City, Advertising, America, Paypal, Chicago, Art and design, Bob, Hopkins, Erik Jensen, Calabash, Walrus, Calabash Chicago, Wayne BrejchaExecutive, Nick Hopkins


'Lost Michelangelo' goes missing from Belgian church

Police called after 16th-century painting disappears days before expert due to visitIt is a storyline worthy of a Hercule Poirot whodunnit. After confiding in just 20 trusted people of his suspicion that a painting in his church was a lost masterpiece, a priest in the small Flemish town of Zele, 45 miles north of Brussels, has had to call in the local police over its sudden disappearance.Pastor Jan Van Raemdonck, 61, turned to the detectives after two women laying flowers in the nave of the Sint...
Tags: Art, Europe, Culture, Art and design, Belgium, Brussels, Hercule Poirot, Michelangelo, Zele, Jan Van Raemdonck


Catch Singer/ Songwriter/Musician Eliza Spear + Her New Single at The MINT!

When you hear about a new musician, singer or songwriter, it’s often that the person in question is all three things: singer/songwriter/musician- because that’s the nature of the music business. Often there multi-faceted elements of music or other skills like acting or writing are part of living with parents or other family members who are […]
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Leonardo was a man of the Renaissance, not narrow nationhood | Tristram Hunt

The row over Italy’s paintings is a disturbing example of politicians trying to harness art to nationalismHe drew portraits for Italian dukes, sketched for the papacy and died at the court of a French king. If there is any artist who defies nationhood it is surely Leonardo da Vinci. Yet last week, Leonardo’s cosmopolitan legacy was caught up in an extraordinary intergovernmental spat when Rome renewed its threat to block Italian galleries from lending to the forthcoming Louvre exhibition commemo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Cold War, UK News, World news, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Italy, Politics past, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


Street art: the mosaic maker who turns potholes into pictures

Jim Bachor beautifies the world’s streets with colourful designs ranging from chickens to Aretha FranklinJim Bachor makes street art – quite literally.For the last few years the 52-year-old has been making art out of the blight on our roads. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, World news, US news, Cities, Culture, Art and design, Jim Bachor, FranklinJim Bachor


Maud Veith's best photograph: a migrant dinghy fleeing Libya

‘The rubber boats are always overloaded and fragile. But at sea, if you don’t take photographs, there will be no evidence’I’m employed by SOS Méditerranée and Médecins Sans Frontières to document humanitarian rescue missions in the Mediterranean. But I’m also part of the team of sailor-rescuers – I received the same training, and learned the same drills and first aid techniques. As a photographer I’m a witness, but there’s always the possibility that I’ll need to put down the camera and be hands...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Activism, World news, Culture, Art and design, Migration, Refugees, Libya, Exhibitions, Mediterranean, Médecins Sans Frontières, Sos Mediterranee, Maud Veith


Concrete city: the beauty of Los Angeles' most popular material – in pictures

LA is a city of concrete. From Frank Lloyd Wright’s modernist mansions to Rudolph Schindler’s tilted houses, architects working there have embraced the material. A new map by Blue Crow Media shows some lesser-known structures are just as striking Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, La, Los Angeles, World news, US news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler, Blue Crow Media


Stendahl Creates The World's Most Claustrophobic Cinema

As extreme weather events become even more common and alarming reports of our future on this planet emerge with increasing regularity, this years Göteborg Film Festival is focussing on the concept of the apocalypse. To demostrate this, the movie Aniara will be screened from inside closed coffins; probably the world's most claustrophobic film experience. "This is going to be a challenging experience that intensifies the sensation of being alone in deep space - something that characterises Aniara....
Tags: Advertising, Earth, Art and design, Scandinavia, Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Goteborg Film Festival, Stendahl, Gloria J, Stendahls, Aniara, Jonas Holmberg, Fanny Alexander, Gustav Öhman Spjuth Alexander Gibbons, Sofia Englundh DOP, Robin JohanssonComposer Jonas Wikstrand


Kacper Kowalski: aerial abstraction – in pictures

A trained architect and pilot, the Polish photographer Kacper Kowalski frames the landscape in terms of human impact and formal patterns within nature, from views of autumn forests and spring fields in bloom, to the alien abstraction of industrial landscapesOVER/Side Effects at Galerie XII Los Angeles, 1 December – 12 January Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Culture, Art and design, Poland, Kacper Kowalski, Galerie XII Los Angeles


Cold snaps: the Siberian city of Yakutsk – in pictures

Yakutsk, in eastern Siberia, is one of the world’s coldest cities; temperatures in January average -40C. Alex Vasyliev started photographing his cold and isolated home town to stave off tedium. “I did not always want to shoot here. Yakutsk seemed unbearably boring and ugly to me. But in this boredom and unattractiveness, I find charm,” he says. “I like to shoot things that others criticise – ugly streets, parking lots, gas stations, old playgrounds, ordinary people.” The region’s icy conditions ...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Winter, Russia, Snow, World news, Culture, Art and design, Siberia, Yakutsk, Alex Vasyliev


Highlights of our Amsterdam river cruise with Titan – through Holland and Belgium

A river cruise must be the ultimate way to soak up the history and culture of Europe, waking up every day to a new city, each with its stories to tell. Our seven days with Titan River Cruises on board MS Serenade 1 began in Amsterdam, where we wandered the canals, spotted street art and hung out with the locals in trendy warehouse cafes. The week’s cruise continued through the low countries of Netherlands and Belgium, making memories of vintage shops in Dordrecht, chocolates in Brussels, cy...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Europe, Culture, Cruise, Art and design, Museums, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Belgium, Food And Drink, Holland, Brussels, Sightseeing, Street Art, Gardens


Highlights of our Amsterdam river cruise with Titan Travel – through Holland and Belgium

A river cruise must be the ultimate way to soak up the history and culture of Europe, waking up every day to a new city, each with its stories to tell. Our seven days with Titan River Cruises on board MS Serenade 1 began in Amsterdam, where we wandered the canals, spotted street art and hung out with the locals in trendy warehouse cafes. The week’s cruise continued through the low countries of Netherlands and Belgium, making memories of vintage shops in Dordrecht, chocolates in Brussels, cy...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Europe, Culture, Cruise, Art and design, Museums, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Belgium, Food And Drink, Holland, Brussels, Sightseeing, Street Art, Gardens


Pirating Parents Ruin the Magic of Cinema at Kids’ Expense in New Charity Commercial

COMPULSORY have collaborated with directing duo Dario & Dom on a heartfelt theatrical commercial for educational charity, Into Film. ‘See What You Did’ puts a clever narrative twist into a story which champions the genuine hard work and commitment that goes into the filmmaking process that is often missed in today’s over-saturated world of content.The 90-second film shows a brother and sister, carefully pulling together all the elements for a homemade film. Sets and backdrops are glued together,...
Tags: UK, Advertising, Art and design, Nikki, Dan Levy, Gloria J, COMPULSORY, Dario Dom, Into Film, Magic of Cinema, Kadri Mahmoud, Annes Wintlev JensenCreatives, Dario Attanasio Dominik DanielewiczAccount, James LuptonProduction Company, Dario DomExec, Kadri MahmoudProducer


Beyoncé and Jay-Z help Louvre museum break visitor record in 2018

More than 10m visited Paris museum, with interest boosted by music video filmed thereThe Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, broke all ticket office records last year with more than 10 million people viewing its Paris collection of fine arts and antiquities, boosted by foreign tourists and the interest in Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s music video filmed there.The 10.2 million people who came to the museum in 2018 marked a 25% rise in visitors, beating the previous record of 9.7 million visitors in 20...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, New York, Beyonce, Jay-z, France, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Paris, Exhibitions, Louvre


Too little, too late? The battle to save Tripoli's futuristic fairground

Designed by Brazilian modernist Oscar Niemeyer, Lebanon’s international expo site has been abandoned since civil war broke out in the 1970s“It could collapse at any time,” says the architect and activist Wassim Naghi. The facade of the unfinished, subterranean space museum in Tripoli, Lebanon, is visibly decaying and its steel reinforcements are rusted – but that may not be its biggest problem. “The ageing concrete’s carbonation is invisible,” explains Naghi when we meet in his office in the cen...
Tags: World news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Lebanon, Tripoli, Oscar Niemeyer, TRIPOLI Lebanon, Wassim Naghi, Naghi


2019 MvVo Art Show Now Open for Entries

AD ART SHOW 2019 is a digital show featuring the Art of 100 artists from around the world on 100 LinkNYC displays throughout New York City in art-centric neighborhoods like Chelsea and the Lower East Side. For two hours a day, during Frieze week, the largest Art week in NYC, from May 1 - 4, 2019, artists will exhibit their Art on the digital displays of LinkNYC bringing Art to millions of people on the move.This collaboration with LinkNYC will change the way people see—and buy—art, catching peop...
Tags: Featured, New York City, Advertising, Art and design, Chelsea, Lower East Side, Sotheby, Gloria J, AD Art Show, MvVo Art


Florence museum urges Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis

Vase of Flowers by Jan van Huysum was taken during second world warThe Uffizi Gallery in Florence has called on the German government to help return an 18th-century painting stolen by Nazi soldiers during the second world war.Vase of Flowers, a still life by the Dutch master Jan van Huysum, is currently held by a Germany family. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Germany, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Italy, Nazi, Florence, Jan van Huysum


Jair Bolsonaro takes office as Brazil’s president – in pictures

The inauguration of the Brazilian president took place in Brasilia Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Media, Americas, World news, Culture, News photography, Art and design, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Brasilia Continue


24 Hour Fitness’® Float for Tournament of Roses® Symbolizes the Heart, Soul, Sweat + Passion of Spartan Competitors + Everyday Athletes !

The “Tuned for Any Challenge” Themed Float is Designed to Inspire Everyone to Tune Up Mentally and Physically to Achieve Their Personal Results that Inspire Confidence and Pride!   24 Hour Fitness’ 2019 Tournament of Roses float, “Tuned for Any Challenge” celebrates both the Spartan athlete — represented by a larger than life figure tuning […]
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