10 interesting links from around the Web #025

From my daily browsing and reading time, I selected ten links that I found interesting both in the cultural and digital realms (and at their intersection). As you will see, the subjects vary from NFTs and AI, to Ai Weiwei, to museums and their colonial legacy. This is a weekly feature. I hope you enjoy it.

  1. In the wake of climate protests and pandemics, collectors are growing wary of loaning art to museums
    Prospective lenders are increasingly nervous that their works will be targeted by attacks or be vulnerable to a lack of security during museum closures
  2. Don’t delete art! Project documenting censorship on social media launches manifesto
    New campaign hopes to convince companies like Facebook and Instagram to bring artists into the content moderation process
  3. Vatican returns Parthenon sculptures to Greece in ‘historic event’
    Restitution shows that a “road of dialogue and peace always exists”, according to a representative of the Holy See
  4. How French-Caribbean Artist Julien Creuzet Uses Creole Hymns and Digital Avatars to Retrace African Ancestry
    He is set to represent France at the Venice Biennale in 2024.
  5. Coca-Cola’s New Ad Puts Canonical Paintings by Warhol, Vermeer, Van Gogh, and Other Artists to Work… Selling Soda
    Andy Warhol’s silkscreen Coke bottle comes to life.
  6. How Can Museums Truly Shake Off Their Colonial Legacy?
    Representation alone will not end inequity in art museums.
  7. Ai Weiwei at the Design Museum: a snapshot of design history across eight millennia
    Ai Weiwei digs deep into design history, gathering everything from Neolithic tools to Lego bricks for his new show at London’s Design Museum. We visit him at home in Portugal for a preview
  8. Oscars 2023 stage design: ‘a love letter to cinema‘
    The Oscars 2023 stage design was entrusted to Misty Buckley and Alana Billingsley, the first female team to take on the role. We speak to Buckley about this momentous commission
  9. Emporio Armani’s new sustainably-minded collection is inspired by natural landscapes
    Emporio Armani reveals its ‘sustainable collection’ for S/S 2023, ’a tribute to nature’s vibrancy’ which reflects the brand’s wider move towards
  10. Hito Steyerl on Why NFTs and A.I. Image Generators Are Really Just ‘Onboarding Tools’ for Tech Conglomerates
    “This is the Future” has just opened at the Portland Art Museum.

Image: Still from the short film, featuring Munch’s The Scream (1895). Photo: Screenshot of Coca-Cola’s Masterpiece short film

By | 2023-03-14T14:45:45+01:00 March 14th, 2023|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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