Art


Climate change threat to Afghan heritage

AFTER bearing the brunt of jihadist dynamite and looting by thieves, the archeological treasures of Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province are facing a new and possibly more daunting threat: climate change. ...

January 12, 2020, Sunday


Preschool Picasso prodigy rocks German art world

MIKAIL Akar doesn’t flinch as the cameras click around him. Born in 2012, the German artistic prodigy has spent half his life in the limelight. With his striped jumper, goofy grin and dreams of becoming ...

January 12, 2020, Sunday


Pre-Aztec murals reveal affluent civilian life

Fragments of pre-Aztec murals recently unearthed on the outskirts of what was once the largest city of the Americas are adding to mounting evidence that even commoners enjoyed the finer things in life...

January 5, 2020, Sunday


Cactus and steel combined

Shanghai-based artist Zhang Ruyi shows her interest in the relation-ship between individuals and their surroundings in her current exhibition. Entitled “Consciousness of Location,” Zhang’s solo show at ...

December 29, 2019, Sunday


New museum appreciates an art challenge

NESTLED in the southernmost part of China, the city of Foshan is known for its amazing food culture. But not many of the local residents have the habit of appreciating art. This is one of the main challenges ...

December 29, 2019, Sunday


Lumiere Shanghai shines a light on Xintiandi shops

Eight art lighting objects have been recently installed in Xintiandi as part of the 2019 Lumiere Shanghai lighting festival — lending an air of festivity to the downtown shopping hub. Most of the installations ...

December 1, 2019, Sunday


Spanish aristocrat opens Madrid palace doors to historic art collection

Home to one of Spain’s most important private art collections that includes paintings by Goya, Velazquez and Rubens, the Liria Palace was for decades Madrid’s best-kept cultural secret....

December 1, 2019, Sunday


Exhibition details 10-year hunt for bin Laden

WITH a model of the Pakistani villa where he lived and a video of Barack Obama explaining his hesitancy about approving the raid, a new exhibition details the operation that killed 9/11 mastermind Osama ...

November 17, 2019, Sunday


Louvre’s 2-year wait for missing Da Vinci goes on

THE Louvre Abu Dhabi on Monday celebrated two years since it opened its doors, but the fate of what was to be a prize exhibit remains unknown. The world’s most expensive painting, Leonardo da Vinci’s ...

November 17, 2019, Sunday


Classical music rises from Brooklyn crypt

Deep in one of New York’s most prestigious cemeteries, the eerie vibrations of a string concerto ricochet off catacomb walls, a seance of sorts invigorating the spirit of classical music. Media reports ...

October 13, 2019, Sunday




 

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