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I Love You, Moi Non Plus seeks to connect through Brexit barriers

The past several years have certainly been times of political upheaval and uncertainty. From the chaotic turmoil that was Trump’s presidency to the scrambling of international governments to face the pandemic, the political landscape has been fraught with a series of strange events. One such event whose ramifications are still unfolding is Brexit—and in an […]

Paris green-lights major £225m Champs-Élysées revamp

Last year, we looked forward to Christo’s temporary transformation of the Arc de Triomphe (an installation now scheduled for October this year) but now, Paris has announced big plans for the Champs-Élysées, the iconic avenue that leads up to the Arc de Triomphe. The Champs-Élysées will be getting a permanent facelift over the next few […]

Art World Roundup: museums frustrated as lockdown tightens in London, archaeologists make new discoveries while studying an Aztec tower of skulls, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup covers this year’s top-searched terms on Google while London museums close again due to the pandemic. Police in Germany have made another arrest in relation to the Dresden Heist, the AIA has implemented a ban on architects designing spaces for torture and execution, a bill to return 27 artefacts to […]

French Senate approves the return of 27 African cultural objects to Benin and Senegal

The return of African cultural objects from French institutions has been a much-discussed topic in recent years that has, at times, gained momentum only to then cool off and slow once again. Now, three years after President Emmanuel Macron pledged to send artefacts back to their home countries, the French Senate has unanimously voted to […]

Art World Roundup: New news from the Met on Sackler connections, a $22,000 publication on the Sistine Chapel, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at a Picasso exhibition extended in London, the Met announces it will reconsider Sackler, and a new book on the Sistine Chapel that will set you back a pretty penny. Also, Mwazulu Diyabanza heads to court again and museums in France and Germany have started closing their […]

Church volunteer arrested for setting fire to 15th century Gothic cathedral in France

French authorities have arrested and charged a church volunteer for setting a fire that wreaked havoc on the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Nantes. The man was questioned immediately following the July 18th blaze but was released without charge the following day. Then, after lab analysis confirmed it was arson, the man […]

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 […]