• Venice Film Festival to be held under restrictions

      Venice Film Festival to be held under restrictions

      The Venice Film Festival, to be held from 2 to 12 September, issued virus safety guidelines on, as organisers hope the oldest such event in the world can maintain its international swing while remaining infection-free. The 10-day festival in the legendary Venice Lido is likely to be one of the festival's most atypical, given the masks and social distancing necessitated by the lingering threat of coronavirus, the AFP reported.

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    • Recipe for unusual exhibition

      Recipe for unusual exhibition

      You want to do an unusual exhibition? Goethe Institute in Sofia has an easy recipe for you: take a Bulgarian artist living in Berlin and a German artist living in Sofia, let them create installations and video art together and voila. With the Win/Lose exhibition, Goethe Institut continues its 1+1: Art Scene Germany series, in which Bulgarian artists residing in Germany curate a show that introduces the Bulgarian audience to lesser known authors from the local market.

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    • Rotterdam's cultural icons create drive-thru exhibition

      Rotterdam's cultural icons create drive-thru exhibition

      Two of Rotterdam's cultural icons have come together to create an unforgettable experience, tailored to our current circumstances and open to all. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Rotterdam Ahoy have entered into a unique partnership: a drive-thru exhibition. From 1 to 23 August, visitors can drive their own or a borrowed electric car through Rotterdam Ahoy’s 10,000 m2 Hall 1 and see more than fifty high-profile artworks from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen plus installations by several invited artists.

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    • Salzburg festival opens amid restrictions

      Salzburg festival opens amid restrictions

      While many theatres, opera houses and concert halls across the globe remain closed, one of the world's most prestigious Salzburg summer music festivals opened in Austria this weekend with strict anti-coronavirus measures in place, news wires reported. The month-long event kicked off on Saturday with a performance of Richard Strauss's opera "Elektra" in a brand-new staging by Poland's Krzysztof Warlikowski.

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    • Milan Kundera donates his archive to his native town

      Milan Kundera donates his archive to his native town

      Milan Kundera, the author of “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and many other acclaimed novels, will donate his private library and archive to a public library in Brno, the city where he was born and spent his childhood, news wires reported. The entire collection will be transported from Kundera’s apartment in Paris to the Moravian Library in Brno in the fall.

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    • Singing for Mars

      Singing for Mars

      The magnificent jazz artist Gregory Porter, whose new single “Concorde” is an ode to space exploration, is set to perform on Thursday as part of a ceremony marking the launch of NASA’s next-generation rover that will search for signs of habitable conditions on Mars.

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    • Venice Film Festival presents selections for its 77th edition

      Venice Film Festival presents selections for its 77th edition

      The American frontier drama “The World to Come,” the Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren comedy-drama “The Duke,” Gia Coppola’s “Mainstream,” and the Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby drama “Pieces of a Woman” are among the films set to premiere at the 77th edition of Venice International Film Festival, organizers said on Tuesday.

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