•  World's first bikini museum to open in Germany

      World's first bikini museum to open in Germany

      The bikinis of Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson and countless other celebrities are getting a new home in a south-western German town calling itself "capital of swimwear." In Bad Rappenau, nestled between the cities of Frankfurt and Stuttgart, is the world's first bikini museum, by its own account, set to open on Sunday, 5 July  - no less than the international day of the bikini.

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    • Artist Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova: I race with the light

      Artist Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova: I race with the light

      I see the “craftwork” (drawing, whittling) as a twitch - something that soothes me, something that I do mechanically. I've never stopped doing things with my hands; it's a necessity to me, says Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova in an interview to Maria Vassileva.

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    • What's on the kitchen table

      What's on the kitchen table

      On the Kitchen Table is a series of twenty-one photographs, each selected from an average of one hundred, taken over several weeks. From February to May 2020, every day Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova takes hundreds of shots in an attempt to reproduce images that appeared for a second in different states on the same surface. Slow and laborious procedure, in honour of one of the most unpretentious genres in art, still life.

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    • The world never stopped turning

      The world never stopped turning

      The gallery of Goethe Institut in Sofia is opening its doors to visitors once again with a new exhibition. The World Never Stopped Turning is a project informed by the pandemic, but one that focuses on the dangers of forgetting about crucial social and political topics rather than on the dangers of the virus.

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    • Famous wrapping artist Christo dies at 84

      Famous wrapping artist Christo dies at 84

      Famous Bulgarian-born artist Hristo Javacheff, known as Christo and best known for wrapping buildings and landmarks in fabric or plastic died on Sunday at his home in New York at the age of 84, news agencies reported. He passed away of natural causes, according to a statement posted on the artist's official Facebook page.

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    • Woman wins Picasso painting in raffle

      Woman wins Picasso painting in raffle

      An Italian woman won a painting by Pablo Picasso, worth about €1m, in a raffle after being gifted the ticket, news wires reported. The winning ticket was pulled out during a live draw at Christie's auction house in Paris. The prize painting is a still life from 1921. It is a relatively small artwork, measuring 23cm by 46cm, which shows a glass of absinthe and a newspaper on a table.

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    • Niharika Rajput: I love building birds with the most exciting plumage display

      Niharika Rajput: I love building birds with the most exciting plumage display

      My artistic practice has grown in leaps and bounds since I first started building birds. Every bird is different from the other in terms of its size, texture, and the cut of the feathers and colors of the plumage. I personally feel that it’s a learning process and there’s still a lot that needs to go into it to make it look realistic, New Delhi-based artist Niharika Rajput says in an interview to MyModernMet.

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