Archive for December 2018

Modern art museum opens in Swiss Alps

Polish entrepreneur and famous art collector Grazyna Kulczyk is soon set to open a contemporary art museum in the remote town of Susch, in the eastern Swiss alps. The Muzeum Susch, as it will be called, will act as a museum as well as a research center, and is scheduled to open on January 2, […]

Twitter favourite Sue the T. Rex gets new digs in Chicago’s Field Museum

In case you aren’t up to date with Twitter, Sue the T. rex has been tweeting up a storm in the last nine years and has quickly found itself as the most beloved dinosaur on in the Twitter-sphere. Most recently, though, the 67-million-year-old dino has been flaunting its new digs at Chicago’s Field Museum. After […]

Artist Lina Iris Viktor settles with Kendrick Lamar over Black Panther legal dispute

British-Liberian artist, Lina Iris Viktor, has accepted a settlement to conclude the lawsuit she filed against Kendrick Lamar and singer SZA, claiming that their music video for ‘All the Stars’, part of the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack released in January 2018, used her work without permission. The creators of the film reportedly approached Viktor about using […]

In memoriam: Ralph Koltai, groundbreaking British stage designer, passes away at 94

One of the twentieth century’s most influential stage designers, Ralph Koltai passed away in December at the age of 94 in the city of Châtellerault, France. In a career that spanned seven decades, Koltai revolutionized British theater, designing more than 250 productions for ballet, opera, and theater that eschewed convention. He created a new vocabulary […]

Final days: Ron Amir’s “Somewhere in the desert”

Originally slated to close in early December, Ron Amir’s exhibition “Somewhere in the desert,” now on display Paris’ Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, has been extended through January 6.     Co-curated by Noam Gal, a professor of art history at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, and Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais, the museum’s photo curator, […]

Whose Culture Is It?

Earlier this month, the theater group “BP or not BP?” stormed the British Museum in what they called the “Stolen Goods Tour.” The tour featured lectures and performances by indigenous artists and activists from Australia, Iraq, Hawaii, New Zealand, and Greece, as part of a call to return cultural objects from those countries and put […]

‘Anthropocene’ at Art Gallery of Ontario in its final weeks

An exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is shocking and inspiring guests with its grim yet beautiful installations. In its final weeks, ‘Anthropocene’ illustrates the ways in which we, as a population, have altered the landscape of Earth and the legacy we leave for future generations. In fact, the term Anthropocene refers to […]