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Friday, May 29, 2015
Lin Hwa-ching (林華慶), the deputy director of the National Taiwan Museum (NTM, 國立台灣博物館) yesterday said that the museum has recently recruited 10 tour guides from various countries to aid foreign language speakers visiting the museum.
2015/5/29
Thursday, May 28, 2015
In Karachi: When hate on the wall disappears
The sound of a razor blade scraping flaky paint and hate-filled slogans off the walls shrills through the warm Karachi air. Some onlookers yell at the students painting the walls in anger, others silently gaze in awe.
2015/5/28
Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75
Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, called "a snake charmer of the soul" for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.
2015/5/28
Monday, May 25, 2015
A Chinese Buddha statue which lost its head 20 years ago, had its head reattached in Taiwan on Saturday, thanks to an anonymous Taiwanese art collector.
2015/5/25
Buddha statue from China gets its head reattached in Taiwan
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist
Camille Pissarro's famous "Boulevard Montmartre at Night" shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris -- the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist's 1897 work is a painting by German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner from 1912 depicting a Berlin street scene in flashy yellow, blue and black -- the broad brush stokes clearly visible.
2015/5/23
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Greece's last film poster painter soldiers on, long after golden era
Far from the limelight of Cannes, Greece's last painter of film posters toils away in a little garden studio to deliver his latest commission.
2015/5/21
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Shirin Neshat, an inadvertent narrator of history, speaks up for Middle East women
Iranian-American artist Shirin Neshat's dark kohl-lined eyes are immediately recognizable. Now she is bringing their gaze on Iranian and Arab women's resistance to oppression to this most political of cities.
2015/5/20
Monday, May 18, 2015
Africa: 'the next China' for contemporary art
Giles Peppiatt, from Bonhams in London, had good reason to make the trip to Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, for the auction house's next sale of African art -- a glut of potential buyers.
2015/5/18
Friday, May 15, 2015
Famous artworks replace ads on Tehran billboards
In an unusual move by Tehran's mayor, hundreds of copies of famous artworks -- both of world masters and Iranian artists -- have been plastered on some 1,500 billboards across the city, transforming the Iranian capital into a gigantic, open-air exhibition.
2015/5/15
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Nouveau riche, investors pay big bucks for artworks
A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for US$179.4 million on Monday night, and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti set a record for most expensive sculpture, at US$141.3 million.
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