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A selection of projects and news about fine arts for AV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Venice Biennale for Art Renegades

Venice Biennale for Art Renegades | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Are you feeling confused about your overlapping “art activist” and aspirational jet-set selves? artnet News has devised the perfect itinerary for you.

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London’s V&A Announces “Botticelli Reimagined” Exhibition

London’s V&A Announces “Botticelli Reimagined” Exhibition | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has announced a major new exhibition celebrating the artistic legacy of Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510).

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Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ in England: It’s a Strange World, After All

Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ in England: It’s a Strange World, After All | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

“Dismaland,” a satirical take on a theme park created by the artist Banksy, features grumpy guards, funereal theme park games and works by about 60 artists.

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Scientists Discover Secret Behind "Mona Lisa" Smile

Scientists Discover Secret Behind "Mona Lisa" Smile | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

British academics have discovered the secret behind the smile of the "Mona Lisa" by studying a recently discovered portrait by Leonardo da Vinci.

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In Brooklyn, Jeppe Hein's Art Gets Hard

In Brooklyn, Jeppe Hein's Art Gets Hard | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

The most important thing about this piece of public art by the Dane Jeppe Hein, now installed in Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York, is how the grass has gone brown all around it. That's proof of just how aggressively the public is using and enjoying Hein's work of art.

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30 emerging artists to watch this Summer

30 emerging artists to watch this Summer | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Click here to edit the Summer is the season for emerging art. From group shows packed with up-and-coming names you’ve probably never heard of (but will know very soon) to trial balloon solos by artists freshly added to bigger galleries’ rosters, it’s high time for the art world to take in a fresh crop of talent. Here, we highlight 30 emerging artists hailing from around the globe—from Istanbul to Cape Town, São Paulo to New York—who mark the very best of the class of 2015, three of whom have been profiled in depth. 

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Is El Chapo an Art Collector?

Is El Chapo an Art Collector? | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Rumor has it that escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán has a multimillion-dollar art collection in addition to exotic animals and golden guns.

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The Ai Weiwei and Luc Tuymans bromance!

The Ai Weiwei and Luc Tuymans bromance! | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

What did the talk turn to when the Belgian painter visited Ai Weiwei's first ever show in China?

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Horizons 2015 installations include a dandelion field

Horizons 2015 installations include a dandelion field | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Installations including a life-size plane crash constructed from wood and a field of giant dandelions are part of this years Horizons festival in Sancy.

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Havana Biennale: Between the Idea and Experience

Havana Biennale: Between the Idea and Experience | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

The 12th Havana Biennale is currently taking place in Cuba, and is a celebration of contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art. For the first time, the event is sponsored by Louis Vuitton, who will be supporting the Galleria Continua (Miami), along with friends of the House Anish Kapoor, Carlos Garacicoa, Daniel Buren, José Yaque, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Nikhil Chopra, and Shilpa Gupta.

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perceptual shift by michael murphy forms 2D image in three-dimensions

perceptual shift by michael murphy forms 2D image in three-dimensions | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

made of 1,252 painted wooden balls hung with braided fiber, the work contemplates the USA's national security agency (NSA), and its ever-expanding surveillance programs.

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interview with damián ortega at his first solo exhibition in italy

interview with damián ortega at his first solo exhibition in italy | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

designboom interviews damián ortega on the occasion of 'casino', and asks how he went about selecting the works for this, his first solo exhibition in italy.

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Duane Hanson's hyperreal sculptures question how we address the world

Duane Hanson's hyperreal sculptures question how we address the world | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Walking through the doors of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery you’re instantly met by Duane Hanson’s Flea Market Lady parading her worldly belongings in a yard sale. You expect her to look up and acknowledge your arrival, but she remains still. Even though you know she’s a mixed media amalgamation of oil, bronze and plastic, a part of you still expects her to glance away from her magazine. This unnerving feeling follows you throughout the Duane Hanson retrospective and his sculptures exude such an overwhelming presence it’s both captivating and unsettling. 

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'Nobody Has Endless Strength': Ai Weiwei's New Life in Europe

'Nobody Has Endless Strength': Ai Weiwei's New Life in Europe | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was finally given his passport back and immediately left the country to join his family in Germany. But he is unsettled by his newfound freedom and he is searching for a new role. SPIEGEL caught up with him in Munich.

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Tania Bruguera Returns to the US

Tania Bruguera Returns to the US | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

The Cuban artist Tania Bruguera returned to the US on Friday, after having been detained in Havana for 8 months and arrested four times since last December.

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Contemporary Artistic Arrangements of Microscopic Diatoms by Klaus Kemp

Contemporary Artistic Arrangements of Microscopic Diatoms by Klaus Kemp | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Ever since exploring slides of arranged diatoms earlier this year from the California Academy of Sciences, I was left with one small question: how? Diatoms are tiny single-cell algae encased in jewel-like shells that are among the smallest organisms on Earth of which there are an estimated 100,000 extant species. How does one go about finding, capturing, cleaning, organizing, and arranging these artistic displays that are so small they are measured in microns?

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Most Iconic Artists of the 1970s

Most Iconic Artists of the 1970s | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Across the globe, the 1970s art world was shaken by reverberations from the social and political climate ignited in the previous decade—though the ideas proliferating in the realm of artmaking were still tethered to formalist concerns and intellectual inquiry. The creation and reception of both Land Art and Feminist Art were indebted to the hippie movement and student protests of the late 1960s. In New York in the 1970s, the Greene Street collective echoed the now-communal feel of the SoHo streets—newly populated with artists—especially in the social experiments set up by Gordon Matta-Clark. His restaurant FOOD, which opened in 1972, became a soup kitchen and salon of sorts for creatives, engendering a new way to integrate life and art in the form of living sculpture.

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Review: The Art of The Con by Anthony Amore

Review: The Art of The Con by Anthony Amore | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Learn more about a new book, The Art of the Con, by Anthony Amore, which details fascinating cases of art fraud worldwide.

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Barbara Kasten at ICA Philadelphia

Barbara Kasten at ICA Philadelphia | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Barbara Kasten: Stages situates Kasten’s work within current conversations around sculpture, abstraction, and photography, tracing its roots to the unique and provocative intersection of Bauhaus-influenced pedagogy in America, the California Light and Space movement, and postmodernism. Kasten’s concern with the interplay between three-dimensional and two-dimensional forms, her interest in staging and the role of the prop, her cross-disciplinary process, and the way she has developed new approaches to abstraction and materiality are all intensely relevant to the present artistic moment. Pushing her work forward, she is constantly folding older concerns into new contexts, as energized by the ideas and innovations of her younger artistic peers as they are by hers.

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Nicolas Bourriaud Fired in Nepotism Case

Nicolas Bourriaud Fired in Nepotism Case | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Nicolas Bourriaud was dismissed from his position as director of the École des Beaux-Arts, by the Minister of Culture, Fleur Pellerin on July 1.

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Public Artwork "The Toilet" Bulldozed by Quebec

Public Artwork "The Toilet" Bulldozed by Quebec | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Quebec City Council bulldozed a locally hated sculpture by Jean-Pierre Raynaud, nicknamed “the toilet," which was in danger of collapsing.

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“Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim” Opens for the Summer

“Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim” Opens for the Summer | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

“Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim” opened last weekend at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (on view through September 9). The exhibition consists of over 100 works and delves into the thematic storytelling behind the museum’s contemporary collection. Spanning multiple mediums, the show’s theme follows the narrative of each work’s creation, with 48 writers penning responses to individual pieces within the exhibit. “When the curators were looking at the museum’s collection there were threads of narration that embody all the chosen work,” said Nat Trotman, Associate Curator.

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Best and Worst of the Art World

Best and Worst of the Art World | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Find out about the best and worst of the art world this week through the top global art news stories on artnet news.

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An older generation of artists takes the spotlight at the 56th Venice Biennale

An older generation of artists takes the spotlight at the 56th Venice Biennale | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Jonas Mekas, herman de vries, and Joan Jonas have long influenced the art world. While theirs might not be household names—perhaps thanks to their experimental, often uncategorizable practices—each artist has pioneered new approaches to art-making, inspired peers, and played hero to younger artists. This year—at ages 92, 83, and 79 respectively—Mekas, de vries, and Jonas bring new projects to Venice that remind us of their influential, endlessly regenerative work. Here, they step away from the Biennale crowds to ponder what drives their more than 50-year-long careers, namely: curiosity, community, and the allure of everyday life.

 
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Meet the People Behind the MoMA Protest

Meet the People Behind the MoMA Protest | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

As the museum returns to the negotiating table, its workers are making their struggle visible online.

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