Archive for March 2020

The Social Distancing Festival- an international platform of connection

We’ve been seeing an uptick in digital content consumption in the wake of the global COVID-19 crisis. And with the nigh-impossible feat of viewing art in person right now, artists of every discipline have been experiencing cancellations, rescheduling, and general losses on their projects. But necessity is the mother of invention, and one Canadian playwright […]

Art World Roundup: more COVID-19 news, an update on the boy thrown from the Tate, and #MuseumBouquet

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover more side effects of COVID-19, some more uplifting than others. We also have an update on the health of the boy who was thrown from a Tate Modern viewing deck and unfortunately, report the passing of art historian and critic Maurice Berger. UAE backs artists, buys thousands […]

Smartify bringing art to the people for free during the time of COVID-19

Visiting a museum is simply off the table for the foreseeable future for many of us around the world. Everything feels uncertain – for museum-goers, those working in the art sector, and artists alike. To help bring art to the masses, though, is Smartify, an app that was created to provide more information but now […]

Oliver Miro, son of famed gallerist Victoria Miro, to release XR app, Vortic

Have you ever bought something for your house, brought it home, and realized it just doesn’t quite work? Well, the same can happen with collectors. However, a new extended reality (XR) app called Vortic, developed by Oliver Miro, son of famed art dealer Victoria Miro, seeks to alleviate these issues and do much more for […]

Two men arrested for stealing stones from Notre Dame

For those following the restoration of Notre Dame, March looked to be a promising month. This was when the forecourt and crypt of the Parisian cathedral, devastated by a fire in April 2019, were set to reopen marking a first victory in the restoration. However, as COVID-19 has tightened its grip on France, restoration efforts […]

Being at the house has us thinking about homes around the world. Here are 7 that take the cake.

How’s the new kitchen office setup? Have you Marie Kondo-ed your entire house within a very tidy inch of its life yet? With the new life norm of social distancing and self-isolation, the AFP has estimated that approximately 900 million people (roughly 600 million are under government mandates to do so) from in at least […]

Living room theatre- performing arts during the pandemic

Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic is halting fields of work globally. While there is certainly the benefit of this modern age allowing many workers and businesses to operate entirely from home, there are many who are barred from having their primary work resource at home- people. Every branch of arts are being affected in their […]