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The Artsphere Launch Second Initiative ‘Art for Atzin’

Showcasing Mexican artists, the initiative aims to raise money and awareness for Atzin, a Mexican non-profit that assists rural people, particularly indigenous women....

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Submissions Now Open for 16 Days 16 Films

Now in its third year, the initiative, which advocates to combat violence against women, will take place from 25 November – 10 December 2020....

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Stuart Semple Wages War Against Inktober Creator With #Pinktober

The boycott event is in response to Jake Parker trademarking the term Inktober, and aims to give artists a platform to celebrate their creativity with no restrictions....

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Iconic Prints by Urban Art Legends to Go Under the Hammer for Charity

An extensive collection of prints by artists including Dalek, Jimmy Cauty and Eelus will be sold as part of Chorley’s Modern Art and Design sale next month....

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Trove of ‘Lost’ Hokusai Drawings Acquired by British Museum

103 forgotten works by the renowned Japanese artist resurfaced at a Paris auction after slipping out of sight for more than 70 years....

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Tales From the Colony Room: Art and Bohemia

A group exhibition features more than 70 artists associated with the legendary Soho club, including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach and Tracey Emin....

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Lisa Sanditz: Mud Season

Paintings made during lockdown reimagine and rework the tradition of the Romantic landscape in the time of global health pandemics and Trump-era America....

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Sotheby’s Teams Up With Keith Haring Foundation to Auction Personal Collection for Charity

All works by artists including Basquiat and Rammellzee will make their auction debut in the sale, which is expected to raise $1m for LGBTQ non-profit....

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Tommy Fiendish: FAITH

Box Galleries kickstart their spotlight on emerging artists with Fiendish's unflinching reflection of politics and the human condition through the converging aesthetics of modern baroque and street...

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Ian Cumberland: Presence in Absence

Best known for his hyperrealist portraits of isolated subjects in detailed interiors, Cumberland explores themes of mass media culture, surveillance and the notion of the human self....

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The Queen’s Hidden Masterpieces to Leave Palace for First Time

Major palace renovations mean that the Queen's Gallery will display 65 works from the Royal Collection, including pieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer....

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Inaugural London Mural Festival to Launch in September

Organised by Global Street Art, the London Mural Festival promises to offer accessible art at a time of social distancing....

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Art Car Boot Fair to Launch Inaugural Digital Event

The first ever Viral Art Car Boot Fair will take place on 20 September, with Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, and Marcus Harvey joining a line-up of over 100 artists. ...

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Strike Action Looms at Tate and Southbank Centre

Unions fight restructuring plans that will see around 600 jobs axed across both sites as financial fallout from coronavirus pandemic intensifies....

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Barbican Announce First Ever Major Michael Clark Exhibition

Contributions from cult icons of London’s art scene in Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer establish his radical presence in Britain’s cultural history....

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Superblue Experiential Art Centre to Launch This December

The venue is the first of several experiential art centres planned as part of the newly formed company, reflecting an ongoing consumer trend toward experiences....

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Hauser & Wirth Take on Estate of Gustav Metzger

The move marks the first time Metzger, who helped lead a mid-20th-century art movement known as auto-destructive art, has ever been represented by a commercial gallery....

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Salvator Mundi! The Musical

The tale of the world’s most expensive painting is to be turned into a stage-show cross between Hamilton and Willy Wonka in New York in 2022....

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The British Photographic Assignment 2020: COVID-19

Welcoming work for discussion on the global pandemic, photographers can submit imagery that informs people of how the situation has affected their life....

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Van Gogh Detective Discovers Exact Spot of Artist’s Last Work

The location of Tree Roots, painted just hours before his suicide, has been pinpointed after the discovery of an early postcard depicting the same spot....

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Landmark Exhibition Marks 50th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival

Wight Spirit, 1968–70 is comprised of new sculptures by Guy Portelli and a selection of photographs — some never seen before — by the late Charles Everest....

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Arebyte Gallery Announce Collaboration With the National Gallery in Zimbabwe

POWERPLAY foregrounds the digital arts scene in Africa, presenting work by artists who are from or based in Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the UK. ...

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New Series From Pansy Project Creator Explores Symbology of Birds

During lockdown, artist Paul Harfleet refocused his practice to create Birds Can Fly, an exploration of social media, ornithology, fashion, make-up and portraiture....

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Bone Carving of Bird Found in Spoil Heap ‘Oldest Work of Chinese Art’

Professor Zhanyang Li, lead author of the research, called the statue, which is less than an inch long, a “missing link” in the art world....

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‘Forgotten’ Text Brought to Life in First Large-Scale Biblical Art Display Since the Reformation

Enoch: Heaven’s Messenger interprets 12 crucial scenes from an ancient Jewish text that was omitted from both the Christian and Hebrew bibles....

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British Library Acquire Mervyn Peake Visual Archive

The archive will be available for research on completion of cataloguing in 2022, along with an opportunity to see highlights in future British Library exhibitions....

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Researchers Turn to Art for Clues About Changing Fruit and Veg

The duo behind the idea say harvesting such images could help shed light on the shapes and colours fruit and vegetables have taken over the years....

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Arebyte Gallery Announce Browser Plug-In Exhibition

Real-Time Constraints explores a new format that invites critical reflection on the systems and processes we are embedded in all day long....

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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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