‘Safety Match’: An animation helping people better understand social distancing

More times than not, art doesn’t get created simply for the sake of art. Instead it’s more likely an artist’s exploration of a topic, an exploration of self, or an artist’s response to the world around them. The latter is what inspired a husband and wife art duo to create Safety Match, an animation showing […]

KAWS takes on AR with global exhibition

Augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR, respectively) have infiltrated the art world more and more, and KAWS has thrown his hat in the ring. Today, the artist, known for his iconic x-eyed figures launched EXPANDED HOLIDAY featuring Companion, KAWS’ signature character. To bring his greyscale pal to AR, the Brooklyn-based artist spent a year […]

The Olympic pictograms get back to their roots

As spring starts to tease us with a few warm, sunny mid-days, it’s hard not to look forward to the warm months of summer ahead…and the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The Tokyo games are significant as it’s the first time a city in Asia has hosted the summer games twice but it’s also where […]

La Biennale Architettura 2020 postponed due to coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has continued to spread, people around the globe have taken precautions to help lessen its reach. In its wake, a number of museums and exhibitions have been left shuttered as the pressure of the pandemic continues to be felt. One of the most recent shows to take precautionary action is […]

Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi won’t make National Gallery show, but you can still see it

A forthcoming exhibition of works by Artemisia Gentileschi will further solidify her place among the (male) greats in the art historical cannon. The well-known and loved 17th century baroque artist has recently become a more recognised star, but her presence has been felt by various, often, but not always, women artist, art historians, and feminists. […]

Rare two-sided painting by Aubrey Beardsley on display in Tate Britain exhibition

Aubrey Beardsley is best-known for his black and white, often erotic, illustrations that shocked the masses in the late 1800s. An upcoming exhibition of his works will include his only attempt at oil painting called Caprice (c. 1894) and a surprise gem: its verso. Underpaintings are fairly common when you start examining works but having […]

National Theatre School’s Nell Gwynn

Every year, the National Theatre School in Montreal fosters exceptional acting talents and sends them out into the world of their craft. Not only does this afford the students their opportunity to show their abilities to the world, but the programming for the final year students often evokes a pertinent young voice on current issues. […]