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Long-Running Moscow Art Fair Canceled

12 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

A key Russian contemporary art fair has been canceled in its 18th year, and appears unlikely to return, The Art Newspaper reported.

More than Guns and Oil

When the unrest in Libya first began almost four years ago, newspapers and magazines reported about the explosion of art in the streets of Benghazi and Tripoli. Graffiti and murals covered every inch of bullet-ridden surface, lending the streets a visual vibrancy that matched the revolutionary fervor in post-Gaddafi Libya. Show More Summary

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading

Facebook announced recently that it would be cracking down on teaser headlines crafted to lure readers into clicking on weak content, and it was a gratifying win for the newspaper traditionalists. The art of writing a headline--fitting an accurate, compelling, occasionally clever description of a story into a tight space--has been on the decline since the rise of Twitter and...

Too Many Choices

For some people the change of seasons is depressing, even overwhelming. I can see why - especially if a person reads one of the endless season previews of the arts that show up in the newspapers (at least the ones that are still bigShow More Summary

When These CMYK Coasters Are Stacked a Masterpiece Is Revealed

As newspapers, magazines, and books are slowly replaced with electronic alternatives, the art of CMYK printing is slowly dying alongside them. So now's as good a time as any to grab a souvenir before the technical process becomes a forgotten art—and these CMYK coasters seem to fit the bill, especially if you've got wooden furniture you want to protect. Read more...

Australian Newspaper Uses Clip Art and Comic Sans on Front Page

SYDNEY — Something strange happened this morning One of Australia's most respected newspapers did something so disgraceful, you could hear the design world loudly gasp. The Sydney Morning Herald ran the most hated font in the world on its front page, as tears rolled down the face of typographers everywhere. Show More Summary

Eastern Ukraine’s museums told to hide their collections

The Art Newspaper: As the fight to liberate Luhansk and Donietsk steps up, and a Russian "aid" convoy is half an hour's drive from the Izvaryne border crossing, eastern Ukraine’s museums have been told to hide their collections and the media have been asked to refrain from emphasising cultural heritage which might encourage it to be targeted.

Tuesday Links: Edenic Art and Dying Print

last monthArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_68231" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Fred Tomaselli's "Study for Expulsion"[/caption] People have lost all faith in print publishing. Gannett, the company that owns 81 daily newspapers including USA Today,Show More Summary

BOOM! Studios Teases Moon Mystery! Who Covered It UP?

BOOM Studios has a habit of releasing teasers for upcoming titles that consist of nothing more than a piece of art. This one – a heavily redacted newspaper clipping with the headline MEN HAVE LANDED AND WALKED ON THE MOON – appears to be a real killer. Check it out after the jump. #WhoCoveredItUp -xxx- […]

Northampton set to appeal

The local newspaper in Northampton is reporting that the leader of the Council is planning to appeal against the decision by Arts Council England to remove accreditation from the Borough Council's museums. I am sure that NorthamptonShow More Summary

Art Created with New York Times Cover Pages by Fred Tomaselli

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Since 2005, New York City-based artist Fred Tomaselli has been adding colorful art to cover pages of The New York Times. His additions — mainly centered around the newspaper’s photos, but sometimes incorporating the entire front page — vary between abstraction and commentary. The series has been turned into an art book, Fred Tomaselli: The […]

UK Dragging Feet on Cultural Protection

Criticism of repeated delays in the UK ratifying the Hague Convention (Anny Shaw, 'Experts condemn British government for failure to ratify convention protecting cultural property' The Art Newspaper 21 July 2014)Politicians and leading...Show More Summary

Freelance Curators “Either Grossly Underpaid or Grossly Overpaid”

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Following reports of Italian art historian Germano Celant getting paid three-quarters of a million Euros (~$1 million) to curate a pavilion for the upcoming Milan Expo, The Art Newspaper conducted an investigation into the pay of independent curators.

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary

Ever been quoted in the newspaper? Pretty cool feeling, right? Well, the next time your name appears in an article, your LinkedIn contacts could receive an email about it. LinkedIn recently acquired Newsle, a start-up that scans articles and blogs for mentions of specific people. LinkedIn wants to use the technology to share your “name drop” across... Read More

Caravaggio to be interned in memorial park on July 18 in Tuscany; however, do the remains found four years ago belong to the artist?

2 months agoArts : ARCAblog

Chiara Longo and Gareth Harris report for The Art Newspaper in "Caravaggio to be buried in Tuscan Memorial Park" that the reputed remains of the 16th century artist found in a church four years ago will be interned on his birthday (July...Show More Summary

Newspaper revenue experiment throwdown: crowdfunding vs underwriting

CHARLESTON, SC — Last week, we wrote about a deal between the News & Record in Greensboro, NC, and a local arts group in which the group will give the paper $15,000 to underwrite expanded arts coverage. We raised some concerns about the arrangement—as did several other critics. One of those critics was the News & Record’s former editor, John Robinson, and...

Criminal complaint in Germany alleges art advisor defrauded client

2 months agoArts : ARCAblog

Julia Michalska reported July 2 for The Art Newspaper "Fraud investigation into German art advisor widens" that a 24-page criminal complaint alleges that Helge Achenbach 'defrauding the late Aldi-supermarket heir [and Trader Joe's] and art collector Berthold Albrecht of €18m'. Show More Summary

Gurlitt Art Collection: Task force declares Matisse work was stolen from Paul Rosenberg and should be returned to his heirs by the heirs of Cornelius Gurlitt in accordance with the principles of the Washington Declaration

2 months agoArts : ARCAblog

Julia Michalska reported for The Art Newspaper on June 11 in "Matisse painting in Gurlitt Hoard was Nazi loot, researchers find" that the painting by Henri Matisse titled Femme Assise (1921) had likely once belonged to Paul Rosenberg,...Show More Summary

Should Rolf Harris be painted out of the picture?

"Art world paints Harris out of the picture" is the headline in one newspaper. Since his conviction for indecent assault, some art galleries have hastily removed all trace of his artworks from their catalogues. But is it right that a lifetime's art should be obliterated from the public consciousness because the artist who made the [...]

Arts Organization to Fund Newspaper Arts Coverage

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Out of Greensboro, North Carolina, comes some eyebrow-raising arts-journalism news: ArtsGreenboro, a nonprofit grant-giving arts organization, will underwrite a year's worth of arts coverage in the Greensboro News & Record, the third-largest newspaper in North Carolina, Jim Romenesko reported on his blog.

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