Archive for January, 2018

LiveAuctioneers joins Codex Consortium; blockchain protocol set to revolutionize auction marketplace

LiveAuctioneers, the world’s leading online marketplace for auctions of collectibles, antiques and fine art, today announced its participation in the Codex Consortium, which supports the Codex Protocol, a decentralized title registry for the $2 trillion arts & collectibles (A&C) asset class that brings provenance onto the blockchain. LiveAuctioneers has committed to adopting Codex Protocol,... | Read More

Tilton Gallery opens exhibition of works by Martha Tuttle

Tilton Gallery is presenting Martha Tuttle: I long and seek after from January 18th through March 11th, 2018. This is her second solo exhibition with the gallery. Martha Tuttle is a quiet voice with the ability to be a force while remaining gentle. In a society that seems to have lost these attributes, Tuttle seeks to create space for them with works that stand strong, despite, or perhaps because... | Read More

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art opens exhibition of ceramic works by Pablo Picasso

Picasso’s original ceramic works – a distinct but perhaps not so well known part of his oeuvre – are now to be presented for the first time in a large selection for the Scandinavian public at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition Picasso Ceramics presents more than 150 works from the period 1947-1964. Over the years Louisiana has enjoyed excellent cooperation with... | Read More

The Speed Art Museum and Italian Ministry reach loan agreement on ancient calyx-krater

The Speed Art Museum is returning to the Italian government a 2,400-year-old ceramic vessel that was apparently looted from Italian soil. The return of this red-figure calyx-krater is part of a multi-year agreement between the Museum and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage under which the calyx-krater will remain at the Speed for four years to be followed by future loans from the Italian... | Read More

Rubin Museum exhibition highlights the magical legends of Buddhist master Padmasambhav

In 2018, the future will be both present and projected from the past at the Rubin Museum of Art, with a new exhibition where visitors will discover the legends of the tantric master Padmasambhava. An iconic figure in Tibetan culture celebrated as “The Second Buddha,” Padmasambhava is known for bringing Buddhism to Tibet and is believed to have concealed treasure teachings for future... | Read More

Major exhibition features artistic masterpieces from the glorious Church of the Ges&ugrave

The Fairfield University Art Museum is presenting a major international loan exhibition—The Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age, which is on view in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries from February 1 through May 19, 2018. Its focus is the Church of the Gesù (Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesù all'Argentina) in Rome. The principal or mother church of the Society of... | Read More

IN PRINT: February 2018

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The Crucial Quality Missing From Google’s Translator

The practical utility of Google Translate and similar technologies is undeniable, and probably it’s a good thing overall, but there is still something deeply lacking in the approach, which is conveyed by a single word: understanding. Machine translation has never focused on understanding language. Instead, the field has always tried to “decode”—to get away without worrying about what... | Read More

Giant Building-Size Murals And Hipster Culture

Like other novelties of the post-hipster age, the source of the value is not just the finished work, but also the tedious and rarefied conditions of its production. The spectacle of painters hanging from a wall is as much Colossal’s product as the murals themselves. Colossal offers time-lapse footage and photos for clients to share on social channels.

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National Book Awards Add Category Honoring Works In Translation

The new prize will consider both fiction and nonfiction translated into English and published in the U.S. It's the first addition to the National Book Foundation's annual slate in over two decades.

(Image credit: CCAC North Library/Flickr)

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