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Artist gives new life to Nosferatu

The New York-based Italian artist Andrea Mastrovito has spent the past three years working on a cartoon adaptation of FW Murnaus Nosferatu: Symphony of Horror, the classic German Expressionist silent film (1922) based on the Dracula story by Bram Stoker (1897), using its treatment of fear and the unknown it to look at immigrationfor instance, the vampire as a symbol …Continue reading →

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Ornate, unlike Duchamp: on Florine Stettheimer at the Jewish Museum

So much has been made of Florine Stettheimers life and social position that walking into Painting Poetry, a show of her paintings at the Jewish Museum in New York, is almost startling. Confronted with her Family Portrait II (1933) immediately upon entering the exhibition, her mastery of painting is clear, and it promptly supersedes talk of her familys money, their …Continue reading →

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Exclusive clip from new Alberto Giacometti film A Final Portrait

An exclusive clip from Final Portrait, a new film based on the true story of when the US writer James Lord sat for a portrait by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. The film is written and directed by Stanley Tucci and features Geoffrey Rush as Giacometti and Armie Hammer as Lord. The film is released in the UK today (18 …Continue reading →

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President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities members resign en masse in protest

With the aim of speaking truth to power the 16 remaining members of the Presidents Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned today en masse in protest to President Donald Trumps comments about the Charlottesville riots. Reproach and censure in the strongest possible terms are necessary following your support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured …Continue reading →

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India Art Fair gets new director for tenth edition

Neha Kirpal, who founded the India Art Fair in 2008, is stepping down from her role as director, with Jagdip Jagpal being appointed to the position.  Jagpal has worked on a number of cultural projects in the UK, China and the South Asian region. Most recently she collaborated on New North and South, a scheme spearheaded by Maria Balshaw, formerly …Continue reading →

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An eggs-eptional Artangel project by Andy and Peter Holden

Artangel is keeping it in the family for its next public art project. Natural Selectiona collaboration between the UK artist Andy Holden and his father, the ornithologist Peter Holdenis due to go on show in the former Newington Library, Elephant & Castle in south London, next month (10 September-5 November).  The work is the culmination of collaborations with my dad …Continue reading →

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British art comes under the spotlight at Cheltenham Literature Festival

The BBCs arts editor, Will Gompertz, will lead a series of talks, discussions and interviews at the Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. The Story of British Art series forms part of the festivals art, design and architecture strand, which will also feature discussions with the artists Martin Parr and David Mach. The theme of this years festival, which …Continue reading →

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Zhao Bandi’s party crashed by censorship at the Ullens Center in Beijing

The whimsical Beijing-based artist Zhao Bandis solo show China Party (until October 22) opened earlier this month at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in the Chinese capital with works spanning his three decade career. However, amidst Zhaos paintings, performances and cheeky panda posters, two 2015 paintings Scenery with Cameras and Night View bore the curious caveat (reproduction). On 21 …Continue reading →

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Islamic extremist liable for €2.7m in damages for destroying Timbuktu shrine

The International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled on 17 August, that an Islamic extremist caused 2.7m in damages when he destroyed a shrine in Timbuktu, Mali, in 2012. This is the first time that the ICC has made a ruling solely on cultural destruction, setting an important precedent. The Hague-based ICC ordered “individual, collective and symbolic reparations to be made to …Continue reading →

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Art means business in San Francisco

A new economic prosperity impact report, organised by the non-profit organisation Americans for the Arts, reveals that San Franciscos arts and culture sector annually brings in $1.45 billion and supports over 39,000 full-time jobs. According to the report, the City by the Bay accounts for nearly 1% of the $166.3 billion generated by the sector nationwide, and San Francisco is …Continue reading →

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