Members of two right-wing groups in India stormed the Jaipur Art Summit, a five-day-long festival in Jaipur City, Rajasthan on Thursday 8 December, in protest over a work on display that depicts semi-nude women. The artist of the work, the London-based painter Radha Binod Sharma, was injured and intimidated in the attack, according to a volunteer at the summit who spoke to The Indian Express.
The London-based artist Shezad Dawood will unveil the first three episodes of an epic ten-part film cycle called Leviathan in Venice next May. The narrative will continue to unfurl over the next three years
“The aim has been to retranscribe the spirit of the age, the popular fervour of the late 19th century. You need to understand the emotion in an object to understand its sense. That’s exactly what Jean-Michel has done.”
“Imagine if you walked into a museum and saw a painting that once hung in your grandparents’ home? How would you feel, especially if your grandparents had been murdered by the same government that took the painting? Is this justice?”
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The show of around 130 loans from the Château de Versailles focuses on the palace’s history from 1682 (when it officially became the seat of French political power) until revolution brought the ancien régime (but not the palace at Versailles) tumbling down.
“Everyone thinks it was Warhol who first introduced silkscreen printing, but it could have been Rauschenberg. Like Warhol, Rauschenberg was at the frontier of new things, which is the story this exhibition tells.”
The New York City Aids memorial, incorporating a text piece by the American artist Jenny Holzer, has been officially unveiled in the West Village and is expected to open to the public by the end of December.
Attia says he is filing the lawsuit because of a music video that reproduces one of his most well-known installations, Ghost (2007), which consists of 102 kneeling hooded figures created from sheets of aluminium foil.
The purple-hued pearl (est $25,000-$35,000), which is the largest-known Quahog pearl ever offered at a public auction, is slated to be the leading lot at Bonhams’ Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones, Minerals and Natural History sale in Los Angeles on 7 December.
“Our aim is for a lighting masterplan which reduces pollution and wasted energy, is sensitive to history and ecology, and subtly rebalances the ambient lighting on the river to provide a beautiful night time experience for residents and visitors.”