Folks are inclined to rejoice within the disclosure of a secret. Or, on the very least, media retailers have come to understand that information of “mysteries solved” and “hidden treasures revealed” generate site visitors and clicks. So I’m by no means shocked after I see AI-assisted revelations about well-known masters’ works of art go viral. Over the previous 12 months ...

As attendees begin making their method to Glasgow, Scotland, for the upcoming United Nations Local weather Change Convention, or COP26, a group of 6-meter-high orbs is additionally traveling up the size of the British Isles for the occasion. [Photo: Thor Nielsen/NTNU] These 5 large globes, or “air pollution pods,” are the results of an arts-and-science collaboration that produced a creative ...

When you’ve by no means questioned about the net of legalities and sociopolitical land mines that Seth Inexperienced tumbles by means of to make you chortle at his stop-motion darling Robotic Rooster, then he considers his job full. “That’s the privilege of being the magicians, is that you simply get to quorum with the magicians backstage and determine the way ...

Sarah Wendell Sherrill is ticking off main art gross sales, together with one which befell lower than 24 hours earlier than our telephone chat. Flora Yukhnovich, an rising summary artist out of London, simply offered her 2020 portray, I’ll Have What She’s Having, for $3 million at public sale at Sotheby’s, 40 instances greater than its estimated sale.  The information ...

The international pandemic has prompted many to rethink their skilled lives, what makes them comfortable and how they spend their time. In what’s being dubbed the Nice Resignation, tens of millions of folks are actually quitting or altering their jobs—or not less than excited about it. COVID-19 apart, an ideal storm of causes explains the more and more wandering labor ...

On Monday, award-winning actor Michael Ok. Williams was discovered lifeless in his Brooklyn condo. The 54-year-old artist was finest identified for his roles in a few of HBO’s greatest hits, first as Omar Little in The Wire, then as Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire. His different credit embody Lovecraft Nation, The Evening Of, Bessie, and When They See Us. Williams ...

When Snap head of content material Sean Mills got down to create a store­pable show for Snapchat, he wished it to look nothing like QVC. Art of the Drop, which debuted in November, is a extremely concentrated 4­-minute show that ex­plores the intersection of design, celeb, and commerce, made in collaboration with cellular video procuring platform Ntwrk. Every episode options ...

In the days earlier than the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony, a large head emerged, floating over the metropolis. Entitled “Masayume” (which suggests “a dream come true” in Japanese), this outsized balloon by artist collective Me (“eyes”), was half of the Tokyo Tokyo Festival, as an arts response to the Olympic Video games. [Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images] Art has lengthy accompanied ...

If SARS-CoV-2, the virus accountable for inflicting COVID-19, turned a piece of art, what would it not look like? That’s the precise query that Laura Splan, a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, requested herself. It was early 2020 and Splan was within the midst of doing her second BioArt Residency with Integral Molecular, a biotechnological firm primarily based in Philadelphia, when the ...

In the late Nineteen Sixties and early Seventies, artists like Michael Heizer and Robert Smithson have been doing unusual issues in the desert. Digging ditches, constructing spirals of rocks, using bikes in large circles—they have been amongst a gaggle of latest artists utilizing the vastness of the American West to discover a comparatively new style that might come to be ...