Archive for December 2018

A new exhibit in Bogota celebrates Mexican and Colombian art

In 2018, Mexico and Colombia made the collective decision to celebrate their cultural similarities and affinities for one another through art. Un Arte Propio: Convergencias entre Mexico y Colombia is an exhibit featuring 45 Colombian works of art and 45 Mexican ones. Mexico and Colombia share rich cultural links and historical ties that have encouraged the development of unique but similar […]

3-D printing project RePaint could revolutionize colour technology

Artificial intelligence usually gets a bad rap in the art world. In October, AI made headlines when Portrait of Edmund Belamy, a painting made completely by an algorithm, sold at auction for $432,500. AI has also impacted the museum world as augmented reality experiences have developed for educational purposes and unique exhibition experiences. MIT researchers, […]

Hammer Museum announces curators for ‘Made in LA’ 2020

In a recent press release, UCLA’s Hammer Museum announced the curators who will co-organize the 2020 edition of the acclaimed ‘Made in LA’ biennial. Paris-based writer and curator Myriam Ben Salah and LA-based curator and designer Lauren Mackler will head the fifth showcase. Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, an assistant curator at the Hammer Museum who has also worked […]

The British Museum to host largest ever manga exhibition outside Japan next year

The British Museum has just announced a major exhibition for the summer of 2019 and it’s all about Manga. Opening on May 23, the exhibition is set to be the biggest manga exhibition ever held outside of Japan. The exhibition promises to map the timeline of the multi-billion dollar industry tracing all the way back […]

Italian Demands the Return of a Statue, Getty says “No”

Italy’s supreme court has ruled that the Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles must return an integral part of its collection, the bronze Statue of a Victorious Youth, to Italy. The Getty was quick to fight back however, insisting no wrongdoing saying that the statue “is not and never has been part of Italy’s cultural […]

Snarkitecture to introduce Snark Park to NYC in 2019

New York-based Design Prize winner Snarkitecture, headed by partners Alex Mustonen, Daniel Arsham, and Ben Porto, has announced the March 2019 opening of their permanent exhibition space called Snark Park. Snarkitecture’s creation will be located in Hudson Yards, a multi-billion-dollar, large scale redevelopment programme aimed to expand Manhattan’s midtown business district west towards the Hudson […]

China seeks to shed light on its artistic traditions through new Berlin satellite space

The Times Art Center Berlin (TACB) was registered as a non-profit art institution in Germany in July 2018 and recently opened its doors for the first time on November 30th. The Berlin satellite space is an extension of the Guangdong Times Museum located in the Pearl River Delta of South Eastern China. It is also […]