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How the ‘Master of Black’ uses non-colour to manipulate light in his artwork | Aeon Videos

How the ‘Master of Black’ uses non-colour to manipulate light in his artwork | Aeon Videos | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
Still active at the age of 97, the French painter and sculptor Pierre Soulages is considered one of the most influential living artists. In this brief portrait, the director Barbara Anastacio is given rare access to Soulages’s studio in Paris, where he discusses his need to paint with non-traditional tools, and how his process is, quite literally, a cycle of creation and destruction, as he burns the paintings that don’t meet his expectations. He also details the principals of his famed ‘Outrenoir’ practice, in which he uses black paint to reflect and create ‘a light that is not obvious’.
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'Instagram' for 18th-Century Tourists

'Instagram' for 18th-Century Tourists | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
In the 1700s, highly realistic landscape paintings called vedute gave European visitors proof of their trips to exotic destinations.

Via Andre Castaybert
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Why we should back Tania Bruguera's presidential bid for a free Cuba

Why we should back Tania Bruguera's presidential bid for a free Cuba | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
The Cuban artist exposes how anti-democracy feeling is still rife in the one-party state. This is valuable ‘artivism’ in a less-than-rosy nation
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Tania Bruguera for the new Cuba's president! Artivism.
 
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Mysteries of the 'Gallery Girl,' Part One: Unpacking the Stereotype | artnet News

Mysteries of the 'Gallery Girl,' Part One: Unpacking the Stereotype | artnet News | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
“Mysteries of the 'Gallery Girl'’” is a weekly series exploring the role of the “gallerina” in the contemporary art world.
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Weird, or just different?

Weird, or just different? | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
"There's a flip side to everything," the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.
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There's a flip side to everything.
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Equality vs Equity

Equality vs Equity | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
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Equality may give everyone a fair share, but not necessarily a fair chance. Some people already have an advantage. In equality, those with the advantage continue to be ahead, while having little to no effect on the disadvantaged. But in equity, those who need the support can get what they need to be on the same playing field as everyone else.
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Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
Current Exhibition
Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas,
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The Station Museum of Contemporary Art announces the opening of the exhibition, Corpocracy (October 10, 2015 - March 13, 2016); a group exhibition surveying culture jamming, intervention, satire and viral strategies in relation to capitalism and corporate culture through the works of 13 artists. Corpocracy is the absurd reality of our society in which corporations and their interests are allowed to have dominance over the economic and political systems. Through the subversive imagination, the artist works toward a transformation of social consciousness.
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America's First Female Photojournalist, Jessie Tarbox Beals, With Her Cameras

America's First Female Photojournalist, Jessie Tarbox Beals, With Her Cameras | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
Here's a photograph of Jessie Tarbox Beals, America's first female photojournalist, with her camera on a street a century ago. While most female photograph
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Jessie Tarbox Beals (1870 – 1942) was an American photographer, the first published female photojournalist in the United States mostly known for her portraits of places such as Bohemian Greenwich Village. Greenwich Village became widely identified as America’s bohemia by the mid-1910s.
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Art in shopping malls: it’s all product after all

Art in shopping malls: it’s all product after all | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
The Art Newspaper is the journal of record for the visual arts world, covering international news and events. Based in London and New York, the English-language publication is part of a network of titles founded by Umberto Allemandi with editions in Italian, French, Russian, Chinese and Greek.
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China’s K11 Art Mall's owner Adrian Cheng sees the overlap between shopping and art as a way of cultivating new audiences for art. “Walking into a ‘white cube’ is not only intimidating; it is a foreign experience based on a concept that has not been ingrained in the psyches of most Chinese,” he says. “So we bring the art to them in a setting they already know. With our local audiences, we are seeing that they often consume art much like they consume the ‘goods’ in the art mall. They take pictures and videos and share them on social media. But at the same time, they are also learning a great deal.” Cheng plans to open a further 17 such centres in China, each with a dedicated space for the arts.

Also, Tony Salamé's Aishti mall–which includes a 4,000 sq. m space for art–in Beirut. 

Meanwhile, Poland’s richest woman, the collector Grazyna Kulczyk, established Stary Browar in Poznan in 2003. The building, in a former brewery, was regenerated with shops and restaurants alongside non-profit art galleries with free entry.

“Dwell time” is the retail jargon for the amount of time shoppers spend in an outlet: four hours on average. By offering something extra, the owners hope to extend that time and, presumably, to increase the amount of money that shoppers hand over at the tills.
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Paul Durand-Ruel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Durand-Ruel

Paul Durand-Ruel (31 October 1831, Paris - 5 February 1922, Paris) was a French art dealer who is associated with the Impressionists. He was one of the first modern art dealers who provided support to his painters with stipends and solo exhibitions. Born Paul-Marie-Joseph Durand-Ruel in Paris, his father was a picture dealer.

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Paul Durand-Ruel - French art dealer responsible for branding and promoting Impressionism. 
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Why Do the Japanese Love Cuteness? Learn the Science of "Kawaii".

Why Do the Japanese Love Cuteness? Learn the Science of "Kawaii". | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
In Japan, kawaii, the love of cuteness, is both culture and science, and it's taking over the world.
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The word "kawaii" is derived from a phrase that means " a radiant face" which refers to the blushing of an embarrassed person. Over time, the meaning mutated to the modern "cute" while the way it's written in the Japanese alphabet literally means "able to be loved”.
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W(h)ither the New Sensibility

W(h)ither the New Sensibility | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
[contributor id="11153"] Who would have thought that Susan Sontag’s “One Culture and the New Sensibility”—widely regarded as an opening salvo in the long culture war against “elitist” standards”—is now fifty years old? I revisited Sontag’s …
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Fifty years ago Susan Sontag published the influential essay “One Culture and the New Sensibility” in her collection Against Interpretation. Taken as a whole, the latter book was a declaration of war against the "New York Intellectuals" and their high-brow snobbery. It promiscuously blended "high culture" and "low culture". Cultural historian Rochelle Gurstein revisits the essay and asks if it has been done at the expense of the "seriousness" and standards that Sontag also prized.
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Art, Philosophy and Saving the World: An Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Art, Philosophy and Saving the World: An Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
Art's leading curator on resisting globalisation and why we should read Édouard Glissant
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"Glissant has the key to resisting globalisation, because he basically proposes the concept of mondialité — the global dialogue starting from local differences rather than erasing them.."
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Meet the lucky little organ that is uniquely dedicated to pleasure | Aeon Videos

Meet the lucky little organ that is uniquely dedicated to pleasure | Aeon Videos | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
A small organ with an enormous number of nerve endings but a single mission – pleasure – the clitoris has historically been the source of much confusion and controversy. Debated, interpreted and reinterpreted (mostly by men), this organ has been viewed as everything from a fertility enhancer to entirely useless, and to this day remains a much misunderstood part of female anatomy. In her short animation Le Clitoris, the French-Canadian filmmaker Lori Malépart-Traversy offers an entertaining analysis and celebration of the clitoris, separating the facts from the many myths.
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In 1912, Thousands of Women Rallied Against 'Useless' Christmas Giving

In 1912, Thousands of Women Rallied Against 'Useless' Christmas Giving | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
Members of The Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving were known as Spugs.
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They were called Spugs.
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Italy's 'Cultural Allowance' For Teens Aims To Educate, Counter Extremism

Italy's 'Cultural Allowance' For Teens Aims To Educate, Counter Extremism | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
Italy is giving 500 euros to every 18-year-old to spend on theater, music, books or other cultural events. The money is aimed at educating native-born Italians and assimilating immigrants.
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Cultural Bonus Programme in Italy 
 
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Your digital life after death

Your digital life after death | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
Forget memorial plaques and traditional funerals. New, high-tech ways to celebrate life and death are emerging -- using your digital data.
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“What happens to your digital presence after you die?”
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Four Centuries of Passion for Sake

Tradition and Practice at Toshimaya. Toshimaya is Tokyo’s oldest purveyor of sake, with roots going all the way back to 1596. In “Four Centuries’ Passio
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Toshimaya - the oldest sake shop in Tokyo. Balance between fueki (unchanged) and ryuko (changed) - undelying philosophy.
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Gloria Steinem: ‘Do what you love so much you forget what time it is’

Gloria Steinem: ‘Do what you love so much you forget what time it is’ | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
The 81-year-old feminist, writer and activist on having a depressed mother, her fear of public speaking, and Beyoncé
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Clive Chenery - Brilliant response to Sainsbury's advert... | Facebook

Clive Chenery - Brilliant response to Sainsbury's advert... | Facebook | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
Brilliant response to Sainsbury's advert by Artists
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Female Flâneurs

Female Flâneurs | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it
Suite Vénitienne by Sophie Calle
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For months I followed strangers on the street. For the pleasure of following them, not because they particularly interested me. I photographed them without their know-ledge, took note of their movements, then finally lost sight of them and forgot them. At the end of January 1980, on the streets of Paris, I followed a man whom I lost sight of a few minutes later in the crowd. That very evening, quite by chance, he was introduced to me at an opening. During the course of our conversation, he told me he was planning an imminent trip to Venice. I decided to follow him.

- from Suite Vénitienne by Sophie Calle

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This Japanese Shrine Has Been Torn Down And Rebuilt Every 20 Years for the Past Millennium

This Japanese Shrine Has Been Torn Down And Rebuilt Every 20 Years for the Past Millennium | Art, Culture & Ideas | Scoop.it

In addition to reinvigorating spiritual and community bonds, the tradition keeps Japanese artisan skills alive
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Every 20 years, locals tear down the Ise Jingu grand shrine in Mie Prefecture, Japan, only to rebuild it anew. They have been doing this for around 1,300 years. Some records indicate the Shinto shrine is up to 2,000-years old. Authenticity? Community building? Craft preservation?
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What Harajuku Girls Really Look Like | Style Out There | Refinery29

Subscribe to the Refinery29 channel: http://bit.ly/subscribe-to-r29 From Gothic Lolitas to Yoyogi Rockabillies, the Tokyo neighborhood of Harajuku is
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Decora girls. Also check Fruits Magazine established by photographer Shoichi Aoki.
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Researchers reveal how words were spoken 8,000 years ago

Researchers reveal how words were spoken 8,000 years ago video link:https://youtu.be/G0L-K3SQTNk please subscribe my channel #nasa_news #nasa_liv
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...and it sounds like Lithuanian.
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