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Innovative artist, Adia Wahid, and finalist for the Contemporary British Painting Prize, Katrina Blannin, have spoken out on the place of women and technology in the art world at a debate hosted by Stellar International Art Foundation. Held at the Church House in Westminster on March 5th, the event was curated to discuss the value of art as a force for cultural reflection, and the value of female artists as wider social and political commentators....

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The Arts Society Connected is a new digital platform being launched on 7th April by The Arts Society, the UK’s leading arts education charity which has 90,000 members aged 60-100, with the majority aged 70 and over. Free to both The Art Society’s 90,000 members as well as the general public, The Art Society Connects will host a series of fortnightly lectures by the UK’s leading art historians, as well as film screenings, and a community...

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The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched new online programming and social media initiatives while it is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus crisis. Highlights include digital premieres of the opera The Mother of Us All and the documentary Gerhard Richter Painting (above), and a weekly family storytime. #MetAnywhere already features videos, 360-degree tours, publications, and educational resources, as well as popular activities like #MetSketch on the Museum’s social media channels. The new...

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Arts Council of Wales has today announced the launch of a Resilience Fund to help the arts in Wales to protect themselves against the impact of the Coronavirus/COVID‑19 crisis. The £7m Resilience Fund jointly financed by the Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales will provide funding for individuals and organisations, managed by the Arts Council of Wales. Full details are to be published on Tuesday 7th April 2020. Arts Council of Wales Chair, Phil...

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Art Paris, initially due to take place from April 2nd—5th, has been postponed to May 28th–31st, at the original location, the Grand Palais. Guillaume Piens, director of the fair said “As many countries globally, France is currently affected by the spread of the Coronavirus, which has given rise to conditions that will make it extremely complicated to hold an event as important as Art Paris at the beginning of April. “As organisers of the fair,...

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This year’s London Design Fair, due to take place at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch on 17th-20th September, has been cancelled. Dates for 2021 will be announced in due course. While this isn’t the first art event to be cancelled or postponed due to the widespread disruption caused by the Coronavirus epidemic, it’s an indication of how long into the year the effects are likely to last. Nearly 70 percent of the event’s exhibitors...

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In response to the current coronavirus situation, while almost all galleries and exhibitions have been forced to close temporarily, many are mounting a response in the form of online virtual exhibitions. HOFA Gallery has launched a very exciting virtual art programme, with live online launches of planned exhibitions and the creation of virtual exhibition tours. HOFA launched the new programme with leading artist Zhaung Hong Yi and his new body of work Nova. This exhibition...

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Over 250,000 visited Art Basel Hong Kong’s digital-only edition, mounted in response to the closure of the bricks-and-mortar show due to the coronavirus emergency. The challenges and uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic mean that the art world has had to find ways to adjust to new realities. While all significant art exhibitions and institutions have shut up shop, online exhibitions and auction are proving a viable alternative. Art Basel brought forward the launch...

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In common with many other arts and culture institutions throughout Europe and the USA, the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) on The Mall, London, has announced its temporary closure due to the coronavirus epidemic. The Tate has closed its Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives sites until May 1st, Christie’s is shutting almost all of its locations in the US and Europe, including New York, until further notice and postponing March...

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While the worldwide spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 has not yet led to massive travel restrictions and supply shortages some have predicted, there have been cancellations of events in the world of arts and collectables, and may be more yet. For the general public worldwide, perhaps the most notable news was the postponement of the release of the much anticipated James Bond movie No Time to Die, which was supposed to have received its UK...

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