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Dutch Aristocrat’s Donation Goes on View in London

Dutch aristocrat Baron Willem van Dedem’s donation of four Old Masters paintings will go on view at the UK’s National Gallery this week. “We are honored that the National Gallery acknowledges the quality and rarity of these four paintings that our father and grandfather collected over a period of more than 50 years,” says the baron’s son, Frits van Dedem. […]... | Read More

China Lifts 11-Month Art Ban on Korea

China has lifted an 11-month ban on South Korean art that was the result of a U.S.-installed anti-missile system in the country. “It is not surprising that exchanges in art are affected by political issues. Diplomacy and politics are always stronger than art and culture. What was surprising was that, this time, the ban and […]... | Read More

Carsten Höller Building New Slide Work for Bonn

Artist Carsten Höller will build one of his signature slide works at Bonn’s Bundeskunsthalle next year, Art Newspaper reports. Höller, who has built several of these slides at various museums around the globe, has billed this one as “an efficient, environmentally friendly and time-saving means of transport.” Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More

Documenta Artists Pen Proposal to Improve Exhibition’s Bottom Line

A group of artists have signed an open letter to Documenta, offering alternatives and critiques of the exhibition’s profit motives and economic structure. “We are compelled to write to propose an improved structure for Documenta that does not prioritize revenue above all other priorities, and defends its future artistic and curatorial autonomy and progressive political mission,”... | Read More

RIP – Enrico Castellani, Figurehead of the Italian Avant-Garde, Passes Away at Age 87

Enrico Castellani, via Art Observed Enrico Castellani, one of Europe’s pioneering avant-garde artists in the year’s following WWII, has passed away at the age of 87 in his home of Celleno, Italy, near Rome.  Castellani was a relentlessly inventive and creative painter, having worked closely with a number of groups and collectives including Cobra group, Group Zero, and... | Read More

Research: Susceptibility To Fake News Related To Cognitive Ability

"The 'lingering influence' of fake news 'is dependent on an individual's level of cognitive ability,' psychologists Jonas De Keersmaecker and Arne Roets of Ghent University write in the journal Intelligence. They report people with greater cognitive skills can and do make corrections when new, better information supersedes a mistaken early report. Those whose reasoning, understanding, and... | Read More

No Humans Were Used In The Making Of This Art (Do We Care?)

"The technologies underlying this shift will soon push us into new creative realms, amplifying the capabilities of today’s artists and elevating amateurs to the level of seasoned pros. We will search for new definitions of creativity that extend the umbrella to the output of machines. But this boom will have a dark side, too. Some AI-generated content will be used to deceive, kicking off... | Read More

First major exhibition exploring Gluck’s life and work on view at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

The 20th century artist Gluck (1895-1978), now also recognised as a trailblazer of gender fluidity, is the subject of a major new exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. Thanks mainly to money raised by National Lottery players, Gluck: Art & Identity brings together around 30 rarely-seen paintings and extensive personal ephemera – in the world’s first major... | Read More

Neil Young’s 1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark convertible sells for $400,000 at Julien’s Auctions

Julien’s Auctions, the world record-breaking auction house, closed out its headline making 2017 auction season honoring one of the greatest artists of all time, Neil Young. Property from the Collection of Neil Young rocked the auction block December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles as rock and roll memorabilia collectors and superfans of the music legend across the globe bid live on the floor, online... | Read More

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on cinemas

Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-old ban on cinemas, part of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's far-reaching liberalisation drive that is shaking up the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom. The government said it would begin licensing cinemas immediately and the first movie theatres are expected to open next March, in a decision that could boost the Gulf state's nascent film... | Read More
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