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Artists invited to illuminate the river Thames

Ambitious project to transform central London’s bridges is backed by Rothschild family and city’s mayor A new charity spearheaded by Hannah Rothschild, the award-winning author who is chair of the National Gallery’s board of trustees, plans to transform central London’s many bridges with the help of artists working in collaboration with engineers. Illuminated River, a £20m scheme, was launched last week, backed by the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan—his first endorsement of an ambitious cultural project. [caption id="attachment_952" align="aligncenter" width="619"] View of the Thames from the International Space Station Pc. Tim Peake[/caption] An international design competition has begun to find a team capable of taking on the great task that could ultimately include 18 Thames river crossings, two of which are yet...

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Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Victoria Miro

For almost seventy years Yayoi Kusama has developed a practice that, though it shares affiliations with Surrealism, Minimalism, Pop Art, the Zero and Nul movements, Eccentric Abstraction and Feminist art, it resists any singular classification. Born in Matsumoto City, Japan in 1929, she studied painting in Kyoto before moving to New York in the late 1950s, and by the mid-1960s she became well known in the avant-garde world for her provocative happenings and exhibitions. Since that time, Kusama’s extraordinary artistic endeavours have spanned over painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, performance, film, printmaking, installation and environmental art as well as literature, fashion (most notably in her 2012 collaboration with Louis Vuitton) and product design. [caption id="attachment_890" align="aligncenter" width="587"] Flowers That Bloom Tomorrow (L),...

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ANIMATORS. LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES

Moscow Department of Culture Russian Academy of Arts Moscow Museum of Modern Art The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents the “Animators. Life Behind the Scenes”project. The exhibition comprises prints, videos, cartoon sketches, photographs and illustrations, as well as animations, puppets and collages by Russian animators. StepanGrudinin, DmitryRezchikov, AlinaTatarskaya, SvyatoslavUshakov, AlexanderKhramtsov and AlekseyChistov are among the artists present. They are creators of such iconic animated films as “Belka and Strelka”, “Dunno on the Moon”, “Khara Mamba Ru” (a music video for the band NoguSvelo!), “Man and Cat” (a music video for the band Nol), “Wild Swans”, “Ku! Kin-dza-dza!” and others. [caption id="attachment_928" align="aligncenter" width="380"] Александр-Храмцов.-«Доктор-Айболит»-к-книге-Корнея-Чуковского.-Бумага.-Смешанная-техника.-2016[/caption] The contemporary cartoon film originates from newspaper and magazine cartoons, as well as from traditions of comic books. But the convergence of graphic art with the cinema and the ability of the animator to turn a static image into...

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The Far East at ART16: Emerging Greatness

Author: COSHAMIE Since 2013 amazing talents from all over the world have been gathering at Kensington Olympia’s exhibition halls to showcase their artwork. Contemporary art gains more traction with each passing year, and the art retail industry is once again blooming. Despite a minor decrease in the total number of art galleries and fine art dealers across the UK, the art retail industry maintains a lucrative business in over 1,900 locations. The high streets continue to overflow with more than 1,300 galleries, while collectors (both private and museum representatives) are constantly out for new art to buy. Clearly the recession is no longer lapping at the shores of art aficionados’ pockets, and spending power is now beginning to soar – which...

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Museum of Russian impressionist art opens in Moscow

A museum of Russian impressionist art opened in Moscow on Saturday amid efforts to promote the country's little-known art movement to a global audience. Housed in a historic former chocolate factory, the private museum features a permanent exhibition of some 70 works by Russian artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries including Konstantin Korovin, Valentin Serov and Pyotr Konchalovsky. It is based on the personal collection of entrepreneur and philanthropist Boris Mints, who invested some $20 million into a project seeking to help both Russians and foreigners learn more about Russia's contribution to a movement which originated in France in the 19th century. "Up until now, only the icons of Andrei Rublev and the works of avant-garde artists (Kazimir) Malevich or...

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Contemporary Art as a Soft Power

Author: COSHAMIE Harvard’s own Joseph Nye developed the concept not too long ago, and it was meant to describe the ability to attract and win people over, rather than by coercion, force or even aggressive mass financial rewarding. Soft power uses cultural and artistic appeal, ethical values, and foreign policies in order to convince people to join a particular side or cause. This term is now also used as a tool to change or influence public opinion through less transparent channels, as well as to lobby through powerful political and non-political entities. As Nye said it himself, “credibility is the scarcest resource” in today’s Information Age. [caption id="attachment_750" align="aligncenter" width="839"] Monocle – Soft Power, Matt Lehman Studio[/caption] Many of us are still trying...

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Ai Weiwei And The Power Of Social Media

Since 2005, Ai Weiwei has engaged a range of digital media platforms as the principal means to communicate and maintain a relationship with his followers, both within China and the world at large. Mostly, from his broad blogging activities to his creative use of Instagram and Twitter, as well as his establishment of ironic memes and online videos, photos and audio recordings, Ai has thoroughly harnessed the strength of the Internet as a resourceful tool for public expression and conversation. [caption id="attachment_639" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Chinese vases dipped in high-chrome paint[/caption] Social media has transformed artistic possibility, creating an avenue for everyone to have free expression. Art language is classic, so it is not easily incorporated into these new developments. People still paint...

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A Touch of Elegance this Christmas

Some fashion accents for your home this holiday season Christmas is, by far, a favorite time of the year for so many of us. In fact it has become an entirely magnificent culture within itself, challenging designers and manufacturers every single year to provide amazing interiors and home decorations, to create the next WOW factor as part of the winter extravaganza. Designing for Christmas is no longer just about the typical red, green and gold patterns and fir trees. Creatives worldwide begin to look far and wide for their next point of inspiration, bringing in unexpected oriental and even ancient motifs into the mix, in the quest to decorate the perfect winter home. This year in particular, some of the world's top fashion...

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