10 interesting links from around the Web #041

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 interviews with Cate Blanchett and Marina Abramović, to Richard Serra, to La Sagrada Familia.

  1. Cate Blanchett: ‘I’ve always wanted to play a nun’
    The Oscar-winning actress speaks to Nick Chen about The New Boy, where she stars as a renegade nun in the Australian outback
  2. A Man Sues a Museum Over Its Women-Only Exhibition
    Kirsha Kaechele’s “Ladies Lounge” installation has landed the artist and museum in court.
  3. Artist Crushes Tesla With Colossal Olmec Head Sculpture
    Chavis Mármol told Hyperallergic that he wanted to “crush an object that represents a sinister figure like Elon Mollusk.”
  4. Sagrada Familia announces 2026 final completion date
    La Sagrada Familia Foundation has announced that the monumental church in Barcelona is set for completion in 2026, 100 years after the death of its architect Antoni Gaudí.
  5. Richard Serra, Minimalist Sculptor Whose Steel Creations Awed Viewers, Dies at 85
    Richard Serra, the sculptor whose grand steel works defined the Minimalist art movement, has died at 85. The New York Times reported that Serra died on Tuesday at in his home in Orient, New York; the artist’s lawyer said that Serra had been battling pneumonia.
  6. The 100 most popular art museums in the world—blockbusters, bots and bounce-backs
    Our exclusive Visitor Figures 2023 survey shows that many of the world’s leading art museums returned to their pre-pandemic attendance levels. But some, especially in the UK, are still missing millions of visitors
  7. An Apple Business Card Signed by Steve Jobs Sells for a Whopping Sum
    The auction also included old Apple computers, a first-generation iPhone, and a ticket stub signed by Jobs.
  8. War, refugees, destruction: how Venice Biennale 2024 will reflect our era
    Thousands have called for Israel’s pavilion to be cancelled, a proposed Palestinian exhibition was rejected, while Ukraine’s pavilion deals with its ongoing war
  9. Tony Notarberardino’s Chelsea Hotel Portraits preserve a slice of bygone New York life
    ‘Tony Notarberardino: Chelsea Hotel Portraits, 1994-2010’, on show at New York’s ACA Galleries, is the photographer’s ode to the storied hotel he calls home and its eclectic clientele
  10. Marina Abramović: ‘Performance Is a Live-Force’
    Last year marked another career pinnacle for Marina Abramović, who became the first woman to have a retrospective in the main space of London’s Royal Academy of Arts.

Image: The New Boy, 2023 (Film still)

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 | 2024-04-05T18:49:32+01:00 April 5th, 2024|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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