Art


Artists connected by war, violence, trauma

ARTISTS Miriam Cahn and Claudia Martinez Garay had nothing in common until an ongoing exhibition in Nanjing brought them together. Entitled “Ten Thousand Things,” the exhibit at Nanjing Sifang Art Museum ...

November 22, 2020, Sunday


Artist gives life to Belgian boot scrapers

LIFE can feel smaller, even tiny during the coronavirus pandemic as public health restrictions limit social contacts to a bare minimum. But Belgian artist Elke Lemmens has found a way to build connections ...

November 15, 2020, Sunday


Danish museum brings witch hunts to life

The fire crackles and a woman shrieks as flames lick her body, burning her alive — a museum in Denmark is bringing the dark period of witch-hunting to life. Located in the home of a former witch hunter, ...

November 1, 2020, Sunday


Art depot opens museum storage to public

ALL the paintings, sculptures and other works that grace museums and galleries around the world are the visible tip of a huge art iceberg. Most of the institutions only have space to exhibit a fraction ...

October 11, 2020, Sunday


Botticelli painting expected to soar past US$80m

AN enigmatic painting from Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli will go on auction next year and art watchers will be seeing if it fetches more than its eye-watering US$80 million estimate, despite the ...

October 11, 2020, Sunday


Mystery filling the space between us

A self-claimed introvert, Alec Soth embraces photography as his way of connecting with people and the world. “I do believe that consciousness forces us to be someone disconnected from each other,” Soth ...

September 13, 2020, Sunday


Art Paris goes ahead in spite of the virus

THE coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of the premier global art fairs since March, stymieing the main commercial artery of the multibillion-dollar industry. But Art Paris, France’s second-biggest ...

September 13, 2020, Sunday


NY art museum reopens with cap on visitors

WITH visitors raising their arms in a sign of victory, clapping and lining up eagerly at ticket windows, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened its doors to the public last weekend in a festive ...

September 6, 2020, Sunday


Locals enjoy rare calm at UK museums

GETTING close to the animated T-Rex at London’s Natural History Museum normally requires long queues and sharp elbows. But today, only a handful of children shriek in delight as it roars. With tourists ...

August 30, 2020, Sunday


Classical music whizz takes genre by storm

HE is the new wunderkind of classical music. At only 24, the young Finn Klaus Makela has been appointed musical director of the Orchestre de Paris. While he may seem head-spinningly young for such a post, ...

July 26, 2020, Sunday




 

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