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August 7th, 2017

North Korean art goes on show at the United Nations—in defiance of Kim Jong-un

An exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York includes works by four North Korean artists who are participating anonymously for fear of reprisal. Ambassadors entering the building will see the works on display in the Delegates entrance as part of a 50-strong show called the International Youth Exhibition (until 11 August). The exhibition is organised by the Beijing-based …Continue reading →

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Former V&A director Martin Roth has died aged 62

Martin Roth died yesterday (6 August) in Berlin, aged 62. When he retired as director of the Londons Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) last October he was in good health, but cancer was diagnosed immediately after he left.  Roth remained undaunted by his illness. On 1 July, just five weeks ago, he took over as president of Germanys Institut fr …Continue reading →

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6-year-old boy gets 3D printed sternum implant to treat rare congenital heart condition

A team of doctors from the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center in China have successfully implanted a 3D printed sternum shell into a six-year-old boy with a rare congenital problem. The medical center is affiliated with the School of Medicine at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. via,

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Pure drama: Fabrizio Plessi transforms La Fenice opera

The Theatre La Fenice in Venice has been given a dramatic overhaul courtesy of the artist Fabrizio Plessi whose Fenix DNA work was recently installed in the historic theatrical venue. The work featured 200 moulds by Plessi of the theatre’s ornamental sculptures which were destroyed in the catastrophic fire of 1996 (the opera house, which opened in 1792, was devastated by another blaze in 1836). These moulds were scattered …Continue reading →

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