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Pop-up vaccine pavilions by Stefano Boeri will help Italy fight the pandemic

Public squares in Italy play a critical role in Italian culture and day-to-day life, but they may soon play a major part in rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations. Circular temporary structures have been designed by architect Stefano Boeri and his Milan-based firm, in collaboration with a team of consultants, that will pop up across Italy as […]

Four underwater museums to add to your bucket list

Last week, KAWS made headlines after sending COMPANION, his now iconic sculpture, in to space. It’s rare that an artwork finds itself that far off the Earth’s surface, but what about artworks that are popping up in another unusual place on Earth: underwater. These unique underwater museums are often either historic or environmentally conscious and […]

Art World Roundup: upcoming exhibitions and more, from a sculpture damaged by a selfie-seeker to a new report on the Ghent Altarpiece

This week’s Art World Round up covers the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which plans to persevere this autumn, upcoming exhibitions by Mark Surridge as well as Ania Hobson, and another postponed Yayoi Kusama exhibition. We also check out the incident of a selfie-seeking tourist who accidentally snapped the toes off a sculpture in Italy, […]

Art World Roundup: from the design behind Italian domes to penguins in a museum

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover some of the stories you might have missed including Dalí’s paternity test results, a pricey pair of Air Jordans, new AR art by Olafur Eliasson, and a few penguins who got to take a field trip to an art museum.  How’d they do it? Princeton University researchers […]

Art in the time of coronavirus

Amid growing panic over the rapid spread of the coronavirus, some of Italy’s most famous museums are shuttering their doors. From Turin to Venice, seven northern regions have been directed by Rome to close their museums. At the same time, the cultural ministry has revoked free entry to state museums nationwide. The Italian art world […]

‘Leonardo da Vinci’ shatters Louvre exhibition attendance records

After running its course, the numbers are finally out for the Louvre’s blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition and a blockbuster it was. A staggering 1,071,840 people ended up waiting their turn, waking up in the middle of the night, and filing through the museum’s corridors to see the exhibition in honour of the artist’s death […]

Saudi Arabia’s artistic whitewash part of a well-trodden tradition among autocrats

The latest iteration of the site-specific art installation festival Desert X is currently underway in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia – but not without controversy. Normally associated with the barren wastelands of the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs in California, the festival relocated to the UNESCO World Heritage site in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this […]