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Street art brings revival to remote Spanish village divided by decadeslong political quarrels
Fanzara is a small Spanish country village whose handful of mostly elderly residents were once so bitterly divided that their allegiance to one camp or the other determined which bar they frequented.
 
Life's a beach
Visitors enjoy the ball pit at "The Beach" an interactive art installation that was designed by New York-based collective Snarkitecture and installed to mark the 20th anniversary of the French concept store Colette at the Musee des arts decoratifs in Paris on Saturday, March 25.
 
Sao Paulo debates street art and the definition of a 'beautiful city'
When completed in 2015, the mayor's office hailed the graffiti panels along Avenida 23 de Maio as Latin America's largest open-air mural -- 70 works of street art stretching for more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) along a boulevard connecting a well-to-do district with the city center.
 
No brush painting
Chinese investment banker Huang Xiaoshuai, 26, and his wife Wei Mengyuan gesture in front of their newly acquired painting, "Appearance of Crosses 2016-12" by Chinese artist Ding Yi, at Art Basel in Hong Kong on Wednesday, March 22.
 
Rivera headlines Latin American art sale
A painting that Sotheby's hails as one of the most important pieces by Diego Rivera to go to auction in recent years will headline its Latin American art sale in May, the auction house said.
 
Classics refreshed
Reading plays, I always wondered how it was possible for phrases and sentences to be articulated on stage countless times, centuries after they first took form and still be able to move audiences. How does a story from long ago fit into the context of contemporary times, letting a line like "to be or not to be" remain relevant even after hundreds of years? Perhaps the passage of time does not alter the essence of humanity.
 
Designers ready for Golden Pin Design contest
The call for entries for this year's Golden Pin Design Award (金點設計獎) -- the only international design award focused on the world's Chinese-speaking huaren communities -- has begun.
 
Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, dies at age 87
Derek Walcott, a Nobel prize-winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean, died Friday on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87.
 
Chiayi Int'l Art Doc Film Festival kicks off
"This edition of the festival is by no means an old wine in a new bottle," filmmaker Huang Ming-chuan (黃明川) said from the outset. Huang is the art director and founder of upcoming Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival (嘉義國際藝術紀錄影展), and his knowledge spans from classic modern films to contemporary art documentaries.
 
Beatrice Hsieh gets top     French cultural honor
Peini Beatrice Hsieh (謝佩霓), former commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Taipei City Government (臺北市政府文化局), was recently made a "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" (Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters) -- one of the highest cultural awards from France -- in recognition of her outstanding contribution to culture.
 
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