10 interesting links from around the Web #038

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 the Met Gala, to Yoko Ono, to drugs in Ancient Rome

  1. A New Digital Archive Will Preserve Historically Significant Street Art
    A Banksy mural is among the 5,000 street artworks that will be digitized and made free to view online by Art UK.
  2. Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, Bad Bunny and Chris Hemsworth to Co-chair 2024 Met Gala ‘The Garden of Time’
    The 2024 Met Gala will take place on May 6.
  3. Step into Yoko Ono’s immersive world at Tate Modern
    ‘Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind’ spans the artist and activist’s work from the 1950s to the present day
  4. Daniel Richter on Art, Life & Everything Inbetween
    I find artworks, especially paintings, most interesting when they seek to convey something to the viewer that is not entirely translatable through language, or even reason,” German artist Daniel Richter says.
  5. From David Hockney to Salvador Dalí: 10 Artists Who Were Inspired by Their Pets
    Some artists turn to their animal companions for inspiration, others for comfort.
  6. Over the Koons: US artist’s plan to send 125 sculptures to the moon set to finally take off
    Works inspired by Leonardo and Cleopatra will blast into orbit on Elon Musk’s rocket as part of a project first announced two years ago
  7. Palestinian Museum in West Bank Reopens After Months of Closure
    The institution debuted three separate exhibitions that together “stand against the atrocities and systematic annihilation of Gaza.”
  8. Women and Spiritualism in Art
    In her new book The Other Side, Jennifer Higgie pays tribute to celebrated and lesser-known women artists whose work intersected with the occult.
  9. Archaeologists Find Evidence of Hallucinogenic Drug in Ancient Rome
    Physiological reactions to a plant called black henbane were well documented throughout the Ancient Mediterranean world.
  10. Art Bites: Michelangelo’s Poem About How Much It Sucked to Paint the Sistine Chapel
    “I am not in the right place,” the Old Master wrote. “I am not a painter.”

Image: A bust of Emperor Trajan surrounded by black henbane seends and flowers and a femur discovered by archaeologists (edit Valentina Di Liscia/Hyperallergic)

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 | 2024-02-21T16:30:33+01:00 February 21st, 2024|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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