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Oldest Ever Piece of String Made by Neanderthals

The discovery suggests that Neanderthals knew how to make cords, and raises the question of whether modern humans learned some of their skills from Neanderthals....

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The Other Art Fair Presents Online Studios

In partnership with online art gallery Saatchi Art, Online Studios will roll out city-specific features in line with the original spring fair schedule....

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Bagri Foundation Launch Open Call for Asian Creatives

At Home in the World is inspired by Vietnamese philosopher and Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s collection of autobiographical stories of the same name....

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Archaeologists Discover Trove of Silver Coins Hidden in Slovakian Renaissance Church

The significant historical find was made after construction workers discovered ruins underneath the 19th-century church they were renovating....

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Sotheby’s Announce Sale of Rare DC Comics from Private Collection of Music Producer Ian Levine

The selection comprises over 40,000 comics released between 1935 – 2014, featuring iconic American comic book characters such as Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Batman. ...

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Scientists Turn Ancient Egyptian Pigment Into Vital New Biomedical Tool

The pigment behaves as a fluorophore, a light-emitting material used to stain samples so they can be seen at clearer resolution under modern microscopes....

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Artist Releases Paintings Responding to the Coronavirus From Lockdown

David Downes, a landscape painter who amplifies the sense of place and time through the lens of autism, is painting one piece a day throughout isolation....

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New Platform Allows Galleries to Create Virtual-Reality Exhibitions Using 3D-Scanning Technology

Vortic offers galleries customisable virtual gallery spaces to show their art using virtual and augmented reality technology....

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NFTS Releases Key Findings of Graduate Impact Report

The National Film and Television School has evolved to become a leading global institution, developing some of Britain and the world’s top creative talent....

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Genesis P-Orridge Dies After Battle With Leukemia

The pioneering cult hero, who adopted a third gender, is known for reinventing he/r own body as a work of art....

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Acclaimed American Artist Dale Chihuly Returns to London

Sims Reed Gallery present an exhibition of fine art prints and original works on paper by the internationally renowned American artist Dale Chihuly....

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Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium

Major exhibition explores the changing historical and aesthetic terms of artistic engagement with mediumship from the 19th century to present day....

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LOVE, ART, LOSS: The Wives of Stanley Spencer

Show seeks to shed light on the effect Spencer’s two wives had on his artistic practice while also examining the love triangle that existed between them....

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Major John Hitchens Retrospective

Aspects of Landscape features more than 50 works spanning nearly six decades, charting Hitchens' evolution from a descriptive to unique form of abstract painting. ...

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Google VR Exhibit Invites Public Into Chauvet Cave

The Dawn of Art opens this significant site of usually inaccessible 36,000-year-old prehistoric art to the public via immersive tech....

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Debut Solo Show by Fresco Painter Ella Walker

Cosmati Floor and Wax Fruit draws on a collected archive of varied imagery, and explores notions of stage, spectacle, desire and design....

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Original Cinema Posters Worth Over £200,000 to Be Auctioned

Prop Store, one of the world’s leading film and TV entertainment memorabilia companies, will hold its fifth cinema poster live auction this March....

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Rome Unveils Shrine Dedicated to City’s Mythical Founder

The newly found monument honouring Romulus includes a 2,600-year-old sarcophagus....

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Leading Auctioneer Simon de Pury Opens New Gallery Space

For its inaugural show, Newlands House Gallery will stage an exhibition of original photographs by Helmut Newton....

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Fags, Birds and a Couple of Guns

A Nancy Fouts retrospective will feature work spanning several decades, including some of her best loved sculptures and framed works alongside some unseen pieces....

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Picasso’s Ceramics Make London Commercial Debut

Reflective of Picasso's unmistakable style, the ceramics provide a unique key into one of the twentieth century’s most influential artists....

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Auction in Aid of Australian Bushfire Includes Banksy and Shepard Fairey Works

The Bushfire Relief Auction in Melbourne has been organised by collectors Sandra Powell and Andrew King and prices start at £200....

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New African Art Gallery Opens With Oluwole Omofemi Show

Signature African Art, originally established in Lagos in 1992, will use its new London space to introduce a new generation of African artists to UK and European audiences....

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The Art of Banksy Comes to London

The world’s largest touring exhibition of privately owned Banksy artworks opens on 23 April in South Kensington. ...

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Climate Activists Bring Trojan Horse to British Museum in BP Protest

Activists from the theatrical protest group BP or not BP? dressed as warriors to protest against corporate sponsorship deal with oil firm....

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The Contemporary Human Condition

JD Malat Gallery's group show attempts to underline the importance of international dialogue, focussing in particular on the artistic response to changing global conditions and political events....

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Delhi Police Shut Down Protest Work At India Art Fair

The Wall: Community Art Building Mural (2020), which was painted live at the fair, was inspired by an ongoing demonstration against the 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act....

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Hong Kong Galleries Band Together Against Coronavirus Fears

The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association released a statement of support for the region as well as the decision Art Basel makes regarding its Hong Kong fair....

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Legendary Arts Venue The Horse Hospital Facing Closure

February marks the 27th anniversary of the venue's inaugural exhibition and also its forced closure if it cannot meet, or successfully contest, a 333% rent increase....

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Frank Carter’s 900 Days of Chaos

Alluding to his training as a tattoo artist, Carter’s paintings present a cacophony of visual motifs produced in fluorescent and neon colours....

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