10 interesting links from around the Web #037

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 Taylor Swift and her carbon footprint, to Sexy Jesus in Seville, to the calendar of 2024 art fairs.

  1. Taylor Swift doesn’t want us to know about her carbon footprint
    The singer has threatened legal action against a 22-year-old student who has been tracking her private jet, claiming his actions constitute ‘stalking’
  2. World’s largest cruise ship sets sail amid sustainability concerns
    Royal Carribbean’s near-10,000-capacity Icon of the Seas has set sail on its maiden voyage amid controversy over the environmental impact of its new fuel.
  3. ‘Effeminate’ image of Jesus sparks culture war in Spain
    Image of semi-naked Christ by Salustiano García prompts petition while LGBTQ groups defend the work
  4. A call to action’: 2024 Venice Biennale to feature more than 300 artists with focus on Indigenous and queer figures
    Historic works from 20th-century artists from Latin America, Africa, the Arab world, and Asia will also be included
  5. The 2024 Paris Olympics Medals Feature Pieces of the Eiffel Tower
    Chaumet parent company LVMH said the jewelry house has ‘reinvented’ the Olympic medal.
  6. An Immersive Van Gogh Show Breaks Attendance Records at the Musée d’Orsay
    A new V.R. experience will invite museum goers on a night out in Paris with their favorite Impressionist painters.
  7. Brian Eno on his Turntable II, circular and ‘sexier somehow’
    Brian Eno’s Turntable II illuminated record player gives his signature transforming lightscapes a voluptuous new form. Read more in our exclusive interview extracts
  8. Calendar: Every Major Art Fair Taking Place in 2024
    Last year saw the art world reach a new peak in art fair saturation with the introduction of two major fairs in Asia, ART SG in Singapore and Tokyo Gendai in Yokohama. 2024 promises to be just as packed
  9. Netherlands to open museum telling ‘the whole story’ of nation’s links to slavery
    The National Museum of Slavery, due to open in 2030, is part of an ongoing process being undertaken by the Dutch state to investigate the repercussions of its colonial past
  10. Pro-Palestine demonstrators take their messagem to museums
    Pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend staged rallies at the Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum, both in New York; disrupted a reading by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof; and mounted a sit-in at the British Museum in London in response to the institution’s deal with oil-and-gas conglomerate BP.

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

By | 2024-02-18T16:27:22+01:00 February 17th, 2024|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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