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Greenpeace ad calls for end to Lego Shell partnership

Environmental charity Greenpeace has launched a scathing new ad calling for Lego to end its partnership with Shell, which uses the brand's toys to demonstrate the potentially devastating consequences of an oil spill.

Flight of the stories

Ad agency Johnny Fearless and Aardman Animations have produced a poignant short to promote the re-opening of London's Imperial War Museum and the launch of its new First World War Galleries on July 19.

Ad of the Week: Stella Artois, Wimbledon Perfectionists

Our Ad of the Week is this beautiful film about Roman Zoltowski, the official trophy engraver for the Wimbledon Championship. Created by Mother in London, the film is part of a series made by Stella Artois about the characters behind the scenes at the annual tennis event.

ISIS Destroys Historic Sites in Iraq and Syria

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been destroying the artistic and religious heritage of Iraq and Syria as they continue to impose their fundamentalist Sunni doctrine on the lands they've occupied.

New Acquisitions: Purvis Young's The Struggle

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Art's curator of folk and self-taught art, Leslie Umberger, talks about the museum's recent acquisition of a major painting by Purvis Young, The Struggle. The artwork can be seen in the museum's east wing gallery on the third floor.

The Creative Class Video Series is an ongoing video series that illustrates how some of the most influential people in the creative industries marry technology with their passion and skills across design, music, art, fashion, and beyond. The series gives a look into the contemporary creative process and the influence technology has on this. Read More

The Multiple Standpoints of Hassan Khan

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

What may seem erratic, disparate, schizophrenic, and impatient might instead be read as a thoughtful, methodical, and relentless reconstruction of, as Hassan puts it, his process of defining the sum total of knowledge.

Why a Russian Nationalist Militia Took Over an Arts Center in the Ukraine

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

An arts nonprofit in the Ukrainian region of Donetsk has found itself, and much of its collection, at the mercy of the Russian nationalist militia of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), an unrecognized self-declared body.

Artistic Revelations from Ancient Southeast Asia

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

With Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century, the Metropolitan Museum of Art once again proves its stature as a world-class museum — not just because of its collections, size, or location,Show More Summary

Marina Abramovi? Made a Film with … Adidas?

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

First, there was the dance of death with Jay Z. Next was the confusing collaboration with Lady Gaga. Now, the grandmother of performance art has moved on to bigger and better brands things. Yes, for reasons unbeknownst to just about everyone, Marina Abramovi? has teamed up with Adidas to make a commercial short film about teamwork.

Stolen Matisse Returned to Venezuela

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

A Matisse painting valued at $3 million was returned to Venezuela yesterday, after disappearing from an art museum there at least a decade prior, Reuters reported.

With knives and hammers, Pakistani sculptor chisels away at taboos for women

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Video produced by Laila Kazmi, edited by Aileen Imperial and shot by Aileen Imperial and Greg Davis, KCTS 9. Humaira Abid is chiseling a carefully selected piece of wood. She stops and examines the object thoughtfully, resting her hand next to an assortment of carving knives, chisels and hammers, placed neatly on her low worktable. Show More Summary

Weekly Roundup

2 weeks agoArts : Art21 Blog

Paul Pfeiffer remixes World Cup footage, Jenny Holzer projects Aboriginal poetry, Ai Weiwei collaborates with a Navajo artist, and more.

Gallery Auctions Off Artworks to the Highest Emotional Bidder

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

As those of us without mountains of money continue to gawk and gripe over the unceasingly exorbitant sums fetched by art auctions, a Swedish glassware brand has gone out on a limb and tried something different: auctioning off artworks to people who have the strongest physical reactions to them. Kosta Boda, a Swedish company that deals in both […]

Inside the Paris Home of a Founding Father of Electronic Music

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

PARIS — Pierre Henry, aged father of electronic music, lives in a small house that also serves as his studio, in the twelfth arrondissement of Paris. I recently went there with a small group of people to hear one of his magnificent musique concrète concerts that he performs live from his studio mixing board.

A New Scottish Enlightenment

In this counterfactual speculation, a new Scotland is formed following a Yes vote in 1979?s Referendum for Independence. The New Scottish Government creates a Sovereign Wealth Fund from oil revenues and enacts a number of bold laws with a generational perspective. These enable the citizens to achieve their own energy and economic independence

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