Category: culture

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56th New York Film Festival to Open With Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite”

“The Favourite,” a strangely touching and outrageous period dramedy filmed at Hertfordshire, England, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz, is the latest project of Greek artist Yorgos Lanthimos that will serve as the opening night film during the New York Film Festival (NYFF) on September 28, 2018.

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The Baroque-Style Underwater Masterpieces of Christy Lee Rogers

For her latest series, titled “Muses,” Hawaiian-born visual artist Christy Lee Rogers created large-scale radiant images of ethereal figures, wrapped in colorful fabrics, submerged in illuminated water and photographed at night, aiming to expose “the vulnerabilities and beauty of the human body in an underwater setting.”

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Celebrating the Hardworking History of English Ceramics

Pottery and ceramics are enjoying a revival in England. It’s early days, and it’s patchy, but there are some gloriously green shoots of renewal, investment, and public support. A visit to the Staffordshire Potteries opens up the history of this important industry and demonstrates why it thoroughly deserves a resurgence. And this year is the ideal time to visit, as they are marking 40 years since the last giant bottle oven was fired…

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New York’s MET to Address Conspiracy Theories in the West

“Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy” exhibition, which will be on view from September 18, 2018, through January 6, 2019, on the 4th floor of The Met Breuer in New York, USA, aims to unravel the long-existing suspicion between the government and its citizens in the Western world, focusing on events that took place the period between 1969 and 2016.

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“Michael Jackson: On the Wall” Exhibition at London’s NPG

An ambitious London exhibition, entitled “Michael Jackson: On the Wall,” is running through October 21st, 2018, at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in the UK, to highlight the enormous influence of the “King of Pop” on popular culture.

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“Faces From the Past:” Double Exposure for Acclaimed Portrait Photography Show

Eminent British portrait photographer Donald MacLellan gives a repeat performance of his first highly acclaimed retrospective exhibition “Faces From the Past” this September. And, typically for him, it is to be staged at a regional gallery, chosen to bring art out of the city and closer to gallery-goers in the English provinces and countryside.

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Giacometti’s Studio Replica Opens Doors in Paris

The Giacometti Foundation celebrates the exceptional talent of Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) at the new Giacometti Institute, which officially opened its doors at 5 Rue Victor Schœlcher in the 14th arrondissement, in Paris, France. 

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Burning Man’s 30-Ton “Disco Ball”

“The ORB” is an eye-catching art installation designed by a group of architects and artists led by Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange from Copenhagen, Denmark, for Burning Man, the popular festival running from August 26th until September 3rd, 2018, in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

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Portraits and Self-Portraits By Sibling Artists in Oxfordshire, England

When Cally Trench came across a pair of pencil portraits she and brother Nick drew of each other, over 45 years ago, the chance discovery became the catalyst for an imaginative and intriguing exhibition by these two contrasting artists, opening at North Oxfordshire’s popular Heseltine Gallery in September 2018.

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“Bottle Tree Ranch” Gallery on Route 66

“Bottle Tree Ranch” is an obscure open-air art gallery created by artist Elmer Long. This whimsical roadside attraction, featuring a massive collection of thousands of colored glass bottles, is located on historic U.S. Route 66, in Oro Grande, California.

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The Artist Who Inspired Kanye West to Sleep with Donald Trump

Born in the Philadelphia suburb of Media, Pennsylvania, in 1955, Vincent Desiderio is an American realist painter, whose large-scale, erudite canvases carrying postmodernist allegories, challenge the eye and the intellect of laypeople and art critics alike.

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Texas Quirky Gem Along Iconic Route 66

Created in 1974 by the San Francisco-based avant-garde art collective “Ant Farm,” Cadillac Ranch is a startling roadside installation just 10 miles southwest of Amarillo, Texas. Architects Chip Lord and Doug Michels, along with art student Hudson Marquez bought ten used Cadillac cars at an average cost of $200 each from local junkyards to use them for their unique project.

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Tokyo’s New Digital-Only Museum To Mesmerize Art Audiences

The “MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless” is a brand new 100,000 square meter gallery space that will open its doors to the public for the first time on Thursday, June 21st, 2018, in Odaiba, Tokyo, featuring approximately 50 impressive digital artworks.

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Artist Performs 6-Minute Underwater Dance Routine in One Breath

French dancer, deep-sea diver, and filmmaker Julie Gautier carried out a stunningly beautiful six-minute underwater choreography, gliding through the crystal-clear water of the world’s deepest pool Y40 near Venice, Italy, for the video performance project “AMA.”

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Vatican Gems in “Heavenly Bodies” Met Exhibit

The Costume Institute’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibition, running from May 10 through October 8, 2018, at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters in NYC, will highlight the ongoing interplay between fashion and religion.