Archive for November 2019

A new exhibition explores the complexities of the hoodie

There are few items of clothing as socially, politically and racially charged as the hoodie. It has come to represent a modern day parable of social inequality, youth culture, racism, fear and style all at once. It’s also the star of a new exhibition curated by Lou Stoppard at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, […]

How the American Museum of Natural History addressed a dated diorama

Today, millions of Americans will sit down to enjoy a Thanksgiving Day spread of turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and a plethora of other artery-clogging foods, yet delicious, foods. Today, Thanksgiving is more of less a day to spend time with family and to think of all the things you’re thankful for in […]

Making the workplace an art place: London exhibition by Curaty enters its final weeks

In just a few weeks, a unique exhibition of works will wrap up at Trivandi, a company founded out of the organising committee for the 2012 London Olympics. Their office, near London Bridge, isn’t the first place you’d think of for an exhibition of up-and-coming artists, but thanks to Curaty, a London-based start-up, it is. […]

The search for priceless treasures stolen in Dresden continues

Just over a day into the hunt for a trove of treasures stolen from the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) in Dresden and it seems that police have still not found the individuals responsible for one of the biggest heists in history. More than 100 items were taken by the thieves after they broke into display […]

Artist highlight: Jade van der Mark

‘We exist in an era where the rise of sophisticated technological innovations has significantly impacted the way we relate with one another. Shameless dismissiveness is a new norm. With my work,’ says artist Jade van der Mark, ‘I want to awaken and provoke’ Jade van der Mark is a young artist whose works reflect on […]

The Bouvier Affair: The Art of Deception?

The art world most commonly makes front-page news when there’s a daring heist, such as the stunning theft this week of up to a billion euros of treasures from Dresden’s Grüne Gewölbe, or the spiriting away of the Mona Lisa in 1911 which made it the most famous painting in the world. These Ocean’s Eleven-style […]

Sesame Street has ushered in a Golden Age of educational television

Pioneering programme Sesame Street just celebrating its 50th anniversary, having touched the lives of more than 86 million Americans—and countless children overseas— since the series made its debut in 1969. The show’s current executive producer, Ben Lehmann, was himself a toddler that year, and the broadcast that began as an experiment has kept the same […]