• Craving nothing

      Craving nothing

      Boryana Petkova and Michail Michailov are two artists whose paths often cross not only because of their similar fates as expat artists (they live in Paris and Vienna, respectively), but because of a shared interest in the way an artwork functions and develops as well. The body of work of both artists is characterised by an in-depth yet minimalistic approach.

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    • Iconic Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

      Iconic Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

      The renowned Italian composer, Ennio Morricone, most famous for his film music, died on Sunday at the age of 91. He became a legend with the soundtracks he created for the so-called Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s, and has composed about 500 scores for film and TV over more than 50 years.

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    •  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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    • Louvre prepares to reopen as of 6 July

      Louvre prepares to reopen as of 6 July

      With it's zig-zag barriers, the room containing the world-famous Mona Lisa looks rather like an airport check-in area at the height of the holiday season. Orange dots on the floor mark where visitors are expected to stand in order to keep a safe distance from one another. The safety precautions are just a couple of the many measures the Louvre is taking when it reopens to the public on July 6 following the coronavirus lockdown, DPA reported.

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    • Romantic summer with Sofia Philharmonic

      Romantic summer with Sofia Philharmonic

      The Sofia Philharmonic and the National Art Gallery are inviting music fans to a series of concerts at the atrium of the gallery's Square 500 building. The events will be held on Fridays, starting at 6.30pm, from 3 July until 7 August. This cultural space will echo with the sounds of masterpieces of chamber orchestra music performed by various groups of the Sofia Philharmonic.

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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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    • Turkey urged to keep Hagia Sophia as museum

      Turkey urged to keep Hagia Sophia as museum

      As Turkey is inching closer to strip Hagia Sophia of its museum status and turn it back into mosque, ever more voices across the globe are opposing such a move, news wires reported. On July 2, the Council of State of Turkey is expected to rule on the request to annul the presidential decree that turned Hagia Sophia into a museum in 1935.

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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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    • Eiffel Tower reopens amid strict restrictions

      Eiffel Tower reopens amid strict restrictions

      The Paris emblem, the Eiffel Tower, re-opened on Thursday for visits but with strict restrictions due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Until 1 July, the landmark will be accessible only by stairs in order a safe distance between people to be ensured to limit infection risks. The landmark will emerge from its longest closure since World War II in time for the summer season, but with limited visitor numbers at first, and with mandatory face masks for all over the age of 11.

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