Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 5.
NEED TO READ
Construction continues on ‘illegal’ Stonehenge tunnel – Despite a court ruling last week which ruled that a planned tunnel near Stonehenge was “illegal”, the government organization Highways England is continuing preparations to dig the tunnel. Three bids were submitted for the massive construction project, which conservationists say poses a threat to the historic site. Highways England says it expects to announce a decision on the contract early next year, regardless of the High Court ruling. (Standard Evening)
UK grants EU creatives visa-free travel – The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports has negotiated with 19 EU countries to allow UK creatives to travel on short work visits without visas or work permits. Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland and Italy are among those who have signed the agreement. (Standard Evening)
The Met Gala goes vegan for the first time – The Met Gala 2021 will offer an entirely vegetal menu, concocted in collaboration by 10 great New York chefs. The September 13 party and fundraising event will mark the opening of a two-part exhibit at the Met’s Costume Institute on American fashion and designer responses to growing calls for social justice and inclusion gender and body. (VegNews)
Why celebrity kids are so good at painting mountains – When Kim Kardashian shared a picture earlier this year of her 7-year-old daughter’s unexpectedly accomplished landscape, many online critics were in disbelief and believed the reality star had faked her to have influence ( although Kardashian has vigorously championed North’s artistic prowess). Now old Beverly Hills 90210 Star Brian Austin Green, who has three children with actress Megan Fox, came to Kim’s defense late, sharing a very similar mountain landscape painted by his own son, who has the same mountain-loving art teacher. , Celeste Astor Frederickson. “Noah is now working on the same thing in the same art class. It’s amazing but true. The kids paint them and North’s is beautiful. (American weekly)
MOVERS AND FITTERS
Shake it up at MOCA Cleveland – After a year of race-related controversies, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland has appointed six new board members and appointed three new board co-chairs: Audra T. Jones, Joanne Cohen and Stephen G. Sokany . “This diverse and evolved leadership framework goes beyond creating seats at the table,” Jones, who is the institution’s first black co-chair, said in a statement. “It allows for fair conversation, decision making, listening and a diversity of perspectives unprecedented in MOCA history. “(Press release)
New director for Vienna Contemporary – Bratislava artist and curator Boris Ondreička has been appointed the new director of the Vienna Contemporary art fair. The next edition of the event will take place September 2-5 at a new location, the Alte Post. (Monopoly)
Works of art disappear from the Japanese museum – The local government in Gunma set up the Arts Maebashi Review Committee for better solutions to investigate how and why six works of art disappeared from the Arts Maebashi Museum in January 2020. The committee includes government officials and professionals art, which will examine the incident in more detail. and find ways to prevent such an event in the future. (Asia-Pacific Art)
London makes free tours to the mound in August – London’s new £ 2million man-made hill near Oxford Street will be free to visitors throughout August following complaints about ongoing views being blocked and landscaping failing has not had time to sow properly. The local council in charge of the attraction, which had hoped it would draw shoppers to the city center, said it was rushed in time for summer. “We made a mistake and we apologize to anyone who did not have a good experience during their visit,” said Westminster Council Managing Director Stuart Love. (Standard Evening)
FOR THE LOVE OF ART
Football legend Lionel Messi steps into NFT game – Argentinian and Barcelona football star Lionel Messi launches his first NFT collection, called “The Messiverse”, made in collaboration with artist Bosslogic. The three NFTs, which will debut on the Ethernity channel on August 20, present Messi differently as a god, king, and cyborg hero. “The collection is a set of pieces describing accomplishments, moments, love for the team, and future achievements with a primary focus on the man himself,” Bosslogic said in a statement. (ESPN)
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