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Barbican Announce Cinema On Demand

The Barbican's first ever streaming service builds on the current digital content programme from the centre's cinema, creative learning, gallery, music and theatre curatorial teams....

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LEGO Launch Andy Warhol Pop Art Set

A new LEGO® ART set allow adults to recreate Andy Warhol's 1967 print of Marilyn Monroe or reimagine it in three different colours....

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The Golden Age of Spanish Modern Art

Colnaghi, London, present a survey of painting by Spanish artists of the late 19th and 20th centuries....

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Soho House Announce Inaugural Art Prize

The prize winner will receive the funds to realise and present a major solo showcase at Soho Beach House Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach 2020. ...

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Paintings Showing First Gay Kiss in UK Theatre Acquired for the Nation

Leonard Rosoman’s paintings of John Osborne's 1965 play A Patriot for Me shine light on a stage production that was an important chapter in LGBTQ+ history....

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British Art Show 9: List of Artists and New Dates

Hayward Gallery Touring announce the artists for British Art Show 9, now opening in Wolverhampton in March 2021 and touring to Aberdeen, Plymouth and Manchester....

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Petr Davydtchenko Eats Live Bat in Big Pharma Protest

According to a spokesman, the video shows the performance artist eating a bat that was procured from a cave in the south of France....

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Van Gogh and Gauguin Brothel Letter Sells for €210,000

The letter will be part of an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum this October entitled Your Loving Vincent: Van Gogh’s Greatest Letters....

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Radical Black Resistance

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, a new show explores the impact of Angela Davis' visit to East Germany in 1972. ...

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StoryFutures Academy Funds VR Violence

Shola Amoo's new virtual reality work re-contextualises the notion of violence, by examining it through the lens of state oppression against marginalised and subaltern groups....

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Study Suggests Brain Unable to Distinguish Digital Reproduction of an Artwork From the Real Thing

Analysis found the differences in brain activity were insignificant, suggesting the aesthetic experience is not denigrated by being filtered through AR and VR....

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Sadiq Khan to Review “The Diversity of London’s Public Landmarks”

Statues of slavers could be pulled down under the mayor’s new diversity plan, which will include historians as well as arts, council and community leaders. ...

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Unknown Hemingway Story Published for First Time

"Pursuit As Happiness" will be included in a new edition of The Old Man and the Sea, which was originally written in 1951....

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Kraftwerk’s Home Computer Gets Video Makeover

The video incorporates elements previously used by Kraftwerk, including an animation of a computer, taken from the cover image of their classic 1981 album, Computer World....

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Ai Weiwei Creates 10,000 Masks in Aid of Coronavirus Charities

Humanitarian groups will receive income from the artist-activist's artful masks, some of which bear a defiant middle finger....

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Kent Monkman Apologises for Controversial Justin Trudeau Painting

Following outcries against the work on social media, the Cree artist says that the image 'failed' in its message to address the victimisation of indigenous women....

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Gorillaz Celebrate 20-Year Visual History With Graphic Annual

The Gorillaz Almanac, published by Z2 Comics, will feature 120-plus full-colour pages of Jamie Hewlett’s artwork for the band....

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UK’s Specialist Arts TV Channel Saved From the Chop

Critics say the new strategy means BBC Four will become a home for repeats with less investment in arts programming....

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Nevada Museum of Art Acquires Judy Chicago’s Full Fireworks Archive

The archive contains thousands of photographs, digital images and other materials related to the artist-activist's site-specific works involving coloured smoke and fireworks from 1967 to the present....

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UK Galleries Mount Virtual Shows on Lockdown Using New Digital Tool

Art UK's Curations initiative enables 'anyone anywhere with internet access' to create an exhibition using the national image database....

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Submissions Open for Isolation Mastered

A committee will make their selections based on whose work presents an innovative dialogue with this isolation period....

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Spaceship Hype: Global Stakes Trapped in Story

Usually the truth is weirder than the hype, but in this case the truth is realer than the reality. Spaceship Earth a documentary on Biosphere 2....

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Leading Writers Take Up ‘Darkness Residencies’ for Art Project

Bernardine Evaristo, Max Porter and Raymond Antrobus rise to artist Sam Winston’s challenge in A Delicate Sight to submit to time in blackout....

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Cache of Russian Avant-Garde Works Surfaces in Basement

Art historian Andrey Sarabyanov is planning a new exhibition of forgotten pieces by Kandinsky, Rodchenko and Stepanova....

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Revealing the Creative World of the City of London

A photography commission goes behind the scenes across the City of London to reveal its untold stories, hidden gems, and undiscovered creative champions....

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Whitechapel Gallery Launches Artists’ Film International Programme

Language is the common theme for this year's AFI programme, with every artist's film using language to intensify place. ...

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Earth Day Prompts First Ever Global Stealth Street Art Event

For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, more than 500 artists bring passion and protest to the first ever global stealth street art event....

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UK Science Museum Group Building Coronavirus Collection

Curators are amassing material and considering how to “collect important objects on behalf of the nation as a record of the medical, scientific and cultural responses to the outbreak”....

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Looted Benin Art Treasures to Go Online

The project will unite pieces from the former kingdom of Benin that were spread around the world after being looted by British troops....

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