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Chêne Bleu – Crafting a Legacy, the 1,000-year Plan

What better treasure to leave behind than to restore an ancient vineyard, to propagate unique biodiversity, to renovate a historical site, and to leave it all better for the next millennium than it was entrusted to you? With a motto of “Non Mihi, Non Tibi, sed Nobis” (Not mine, not yours, but ours), Chêne Bleu is a winery rooted in collaboration, with a view to creating a legacy built on the connections between Nature, History,...

“Quelle Surprise” – Art Paris Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

It always seemed a bit optimistic that the 22nd edition of Art Paris, Paris’s major spring fair for modern and contemporary art, initially to be held from 2nd-5th April, should be rescheduled to 28th-31st May. Now the event has finally been cancelled, following the French government’s latest announcement banning all public gatherings until mid-July 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement read: “We wanted to keep our hopes up until the very last...

The Challenges the Art Market Faces Navigating COVID-19

The art market is facing new challenges daily as it adjusts to the realities of navigating the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. We asked experts from multinational legal advisors Withers, Diana Wierbicki, Partner and Global Head of Art Law, and Amanda Rottermund, Art Law Associate, for their insight. Q: With auctions and art fairs being cancelled, postponed and rescheduled (or turning completely virtual), how can consignors and consignees adapt to calendar uncertainties? A: Coupled with logistical shutdowns,...

Adia Wahid on Gender Politics and International Women’s Day

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....
The Arts Society Launches Free Digital Platform Aimed at Over-60s

Life & CultureThe Arts Society Launches Free Digital Platform Aimed at Over-60s

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...
Metropolitan Museum of Art Launches New Online Programming and Social Media Initiatives

Life & CultureMetropolitan Museum of Art Launches New Online Programming and Social Media Initiatives

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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