10 interesting links from around the Web #034

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 Ai Weiwei, to Álvaro Siza, to Keith Haring, among others.

  1. Every recognisable object is a “political work” says Ai Weiwei
    Multidisciplinary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei tells Dezeen why he thinks all objects have political significance in this exclusive interview.
  2. A New Experimental Art Center Has Opened in Bethlehem—and It Hopes to Bring the Art World to the West Bank
    Founded by Palestinian architects Elias and Yousef Anastas, Wonder Cabinet aims to encourage the local art scene and lure creatives from around the world.
  3. Álvaro Siza creates wooden figures for Holy See pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale
    Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has designed a series of timber figures alongside a garden by Studio Albori for the Vatican City’s pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.
  4. Contaminar stacks concrete layers to enclose twisting Portuguese home
    Warping layers of glass and concrete have been stacked to form Quinta do Rei, an angular four-storey home designed by Portuguese studio Contaminar.
  5. Keith Haring Saw the Future in His Art
    To sit with Haring’s expansive artworks is to travel back in time and understand that the world of the 1980s is not so far from today’s.
  6. 35th Bienal de São Paulo Review: About Bodies
    Choreographies of the Impossible brings in long-excluded artists and wears a sense of visceral anger with pride
  7. A Trip to the ‘Fortnite’ Holocaust Museum
    Yes, ‘Voices of the Forgotten’ is a virtual museum in the game’s metaverse-like world
  8. A Woman Bought a $4 Painting at a Thrift Store for Its Frame. Now, It’s Been Revealed as an N.C. Wyeth, Worth as Much as $250,000
    The painting was identified as the work of iconic American illustrator N.C. Wyeth, thanks to help from a local conservator.
  9. A Weak Cataloguing System Made It Easy to Steal From the British Museum. Institutions Around the Globe Are Reckoning With the Same Vulnerabilities
    A theft of over 1,500 objects at the British Museum has sparked a debate about the responsibility museums have towards their collections.
  10. Painter Emma Webster Uses the Art of Illusion to Transform Jeffrey Deitch’s L.A. Gallery Into a Theatrical Environment
    The solo show, titled “Intermission,” opens September 8 in Los Angeles.

Image: Wonder Cabinet. Photo by Ryan Brand.

If, during your travels through the Wild Wild Web you find a link that catches your attention, let me know. I’ll take a look and, if I also find it interesting, it will make the following week’s list.

By | 2023-09-13T09:23:31+01:00 September 13th, 2023|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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