Art

    • Exhibition on pandemics opens after long delay due to... pandemic

      Exhibition on pandemics opens after long delay due to... pandemic

      In March this year, the Boerhaave Science Museum in the Netherlands was all set to launch its planned exhibition on the history of pandemics. Then the subject of the exhibition became reality. For four months, the museum in the southern Dutch city of Leiden was, like countless others around the world, forced to close as the coronavirus spread from country to country and more than 6,000 died with Covid-19 in the Netherlands.

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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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    • Pavel Koychev: I chase the unknown in search of meaning

      Pavel Koychev: I chase the unknown in search of meaning

      Pavel Koychev has always been connected to space, nature and large-scale works. He focuses on bringing down barriers - in arts, realms and canons. Daringly, much like Leonardo, he does more than creating artworks, he materialises ideas that need to be lived. He compares his work to concerts or plays - a one-time experience that has a beginning and an end. Much like human life, which, nevertheless, continues to exist beyond death - here, there, somewhere, says one of Bulgaria's best sculptors in an interview to ArtSofia.bg.

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    • Face masks and slippers

      Face masks and slippers

      Would you put your slippers on display? The global coronavirus pandemic is still raging but museums are already gathering testimony and objects to remember life under lockdown.

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    • Inspiration hides in confinement

      Inspiration hides in confinement

      Professionally speaking, coronavirus confinement is not exactly good for street artists. But famed Brazilian muralist Kobra says he found inspiration staying at home - and is using it to help those hit by the pandemic.

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    • Uplifting illustrations promote hope during the COVID-19 pandemic

      Uplifting illustrations promote hope during the COVID-19 pandemic

      During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, anxiety, and shared feelings of powerlessness, a group of artists are posting daily, uplifting illustrations to give people a moment of hope. Helmed by nonprofit group Fine Acts, which brings together activists and creatives for social good campaigns, the Spring of Hope project has been sharing one illustration per day, giving a daily visual moment of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    • 95% of US artists are without income because of the pandemic

      95% of US artists are without income because of the pandemic

      Artist Relief, the sweeping emergency aid initiative recently launched by seven arts funders, released findings from its new survey assessing how artists are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the results paint a bleak picture, with 95% of respondents reporting loss of income due to the pandemic.

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