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Exhibit recreates Warhol's 1964 World's Fair mural
By Ula Ilnytzky | April 20, 2014 10:51 AM
Even for a 1964 New York World's Fair that celebrated "The World of Tomorrow," Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time.
British filmmaker opens Moscow show under Ukraine shadow
By Anna Malpas | April 19, 2014 01:05 PM
It was meant to be a highlight of a yearlong British-Russian cultural exchange, but a huge multimedia exhibition by British filmmaker Peter Greenaway has failed to escape tensions over the Ukraine crisis.
Finding beauty in Iran’s bloody past
By India Stoughton | April 18, 2014 09:46 PM
“If any human act evokes the aesthetic experience of the sublime,” academic Joel Black wrote in 1991, “most certainly it is murder.”
Floating children, kites and birds at Art on 56th
By Chirine Lahoud | April 18, 2014 09:45 PM
If you enter Gemmayzeh’s Art on 56th gallery this month, you’ll come face-to-face with children playing with kites and surrounded by birds.
New Banksy work on show in British hometown after removal row
April 18, 2014 11:18 AM
A new work by British street artist Banksy will go on public display in his home city after a row over ownership of the painting, which features two lovers embracing as they gaze at their mobile phones, officials said Thursday.
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Lebanese critic Nazih Khater dies at 84
April 18, 2014 12:08 AM
Nazih Khater, a Lebanese art and literature critic, died Wednesday at the age of 84 after a long battle with illness.
 
Civil War vanished immortalized in art
By India Stoughton | April 17, 2014 12:05 AM
A total of 17,000 people are estimated to have disappeared over the course of Lebanon’s 15-year Civil War.
 
EU awards secret sum to four Lebanese artists
By Chirine Lahoud | April 17, 2014 12:05 AM
Four projects by Lebanese artists were chosen as the winners of an undisclosed sum of money at an award ceremony at the French Cultural Center Tuesday afternoon.
 
Protest art from Kiev’s Maidan on show
By Sim Sim Wissgott | April 17, 2014 12:05 AM
Tires “burn” in a corner, gas masks and truncheons hang from the ceiling: As unrest rocks Ukraine, art from Kiev’s Maidan is already making its debut in a Vienna museum.
 
Protest art from Kiev's Maidan on show in Vienna
By Sim Sim Wissgott | April 16, 2014 12:12 PM
Tyres "burn" in a corner, gas masks and truncheons hang from the ceiling: as unrest rocks Ukraine, art from Kiev's Maidan is already making its debut in a Vienna museum.
 
London opens 'most beautiful' show of Matisse cut-outs
April 16, 2014 11:59 AM
London's Tate Modern will on Thursday open a blockbuster exhibition celebrating the cut-out works of French artist Henri Matisse, which made even Picasso jealous.
 
Art nesting in documentation
By Jim Quilty | April 16, 2014 12:01 AM
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s “Language Gulf in the Shouting Valley” (2013) is rooted on what may be the Golan Heights’ best-known cultural activity.
 
Auction of Hitler box, other Nazi items nixed
April 15, 2014 01:46 PM
A Paris auction house has dropped plans to sell a swastika-covered box that once belonged to Adolf Hitler and dozens of other Nazi-owned objects that were collected as war spoils from World War II, blaming "political pressure.
 
Rodin sculptures meets Mapplethorpe photos in Paris show
By Johnny Cotton | April 14, 2014 02:38 PM (Last Updated: 14/04/2014 03:25 PM)
A new exhibition exploring connections between beloved French sculptor August Rodin and controversial U.S. photographer Robert Mapplethorpe has brought a hint of seedy 1980s New York to the heart of Paris.
 
Vienna Philharmonic to return Nazi looted painting
April 12, 2014 02:41 PM (Last Updated: 12/04/2014 02:47 PM)
Vienna's Philharmonic Orchestra said Saturday it was returning a painting that was stolen by the Nazis to the descendants of its rightful owners, in the latest high-profile restitution case in Austria.
 
Of Etel Adnan and superstring theory
By Jim Quilty | April 11, 2014 12:03 AM (Last Updated: 11/04/2014 02:36 PM)
Hans-Ulrich Obrist seems a man whose attention is always partly someplace else.
 
Mummified singer star of new British Museum show
By Michael Roddy | April 11, 2014 12:03 AM
A singer is the star of the show in a new exhibition of mummies at the British Museum for which modern medical scanners have been used to examine eight bodies and find out what they looked like, how they lived and how they died.
 
Channeling childhood and Pollock
By India Stoughton | April 10, 2014 12:07 AM
“When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing,” explained Jackson Pollock before his death in 1956.
 
Perspectives on ultraviolet light and gum
By Chirine Lahoud | April 09, 2014 12:07 AM
Works by French photographer Mustapha Azeroual are being exhibited for the second time at Karantina’s Art Factum Gallery.
 
Artistic license: Ghana’s film posters win fans
By Chris Stein | April 08, 2014 12:06 AM (Last Updated: 08/04/2014 04:54 PM)
Oko Afutu knows exactly what will get people flocking into theaters to watch the British horror film “Dog Soldiers”: a poster showing a werewolf biting off a man’s head.


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