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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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    • Italy's sights, deprived of visitors, go online

      Italy's sights, deprived of visitors, go online

      Italy has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world, it relies on its cultural heritage and the tourists who come and visit and fall in love with it. But under lockdown, its cultural institutions are now struggling to come up with ideas. Some are experimenting with virtual tours, while others are displaying art in their windows, yet all are struggling to survive. 

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    • Sofia Opera goes to its fans

      Sofia Opera goes to its fans

      The Sofia Opera and Ballet is continuing its new initiative to stream some of its classics for free. On 15 March the cultural institution's Facebook page launched the online platform SOFIA OPERA PEARLS STREAMS - a series of streams of live recordings of shows from the opera's vast repertoire.

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    • Sofia Philharmonic new season is opening

      Sofia Philharmonic new season is opening

      The new guest star, conductor Sascha Goetzel will open season 2019-2020 with Symphony No.1 by Gustav Mahler on 12 September at the Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. This symphony is a titanic work which ushered in a new stage in the development of symphonic music.

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    • Sharks and butterflies intertwined

      Sharks and butterflies intertwined

      Sharks suspended in formaldehyde, graphics of oversized pills and flooring patterned with butterflies await high-rolling guests staying in the most expensive hotel suite in the world. The so-called Empathy Suite does not only include the eccentric artworks of the British artist Damien Hirst, but is actually designed by him and New York firm Bentel & Bentel Architects for the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

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