Why Photographs Define Movements? – Art News Roundup
Thereâ€™s always something going on in the art world. Every Sunday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from July 10th – July 17th, 2016.
From Brexit to the US Presidential Elections 2016, there are a number of big changes happening around the world. This week in Art News RoundUp, we bring you top stories about how world politics affect the art world!
HowÂ Do Photographs DefineÂ Movements?
Inspired by the excitement around Jonathan Bachmanâ€™s photograph depicting a black woman calmly resisting police officials, Artsy addresses the way in which well-timed photographs go on to become iconic symbols of that particular time or event in this article. Full Story HereÂ â†’
Brexit: An Excellent Time To Invest In Art, Says Don Thompson
The author and economist, Don Thompson has predicted some short term effects the Brexit might have on the Art Market and, according to him, the near future looks quite colorful! The UKâ€™s exit from the EU and its regulations will make it comparatively easier to invest in art and make London a much stronger auction market. This also means that now might be a great time to invest!Â Full Story HereÂ â†’
Charges Against Corey Menafee For Destroying “Racist” Art To Be Dropped
Corey Menafee, a Yale University employee, has been in the news for quite some time now. Menafee has been charged with a felony for first-degree criminal mischief and a misdemeanor for second-degree reckless endangerment for destroying a stained glass panel that he described as â€śracist, and very degradingâ€ť. Yale recently put in a formal request to the State Attorney to drop charges against Menafee.Â Full Story HereÂ â†’
Climate Change A Serious Threat To World Heritage Sites
This past May, UNESCO released a 100 page World Heritage and Tourism report that lists six World Heritage sites, including The Statue Of Liberty and Venice, as being under immediate threat from climate change. Next week, the 40th UNESCO World Heritage Committee will meetÂ in order to nominate and add properties to the World Heritage List.Â Full Story HereÂ â†’
Deborah Kass Trumps Trump, Pop Art Style
Donald Trump has inspired yet another artist. New York artist Deborah Kass recently announced her â€śVote Hillaryâ€ť campaign with an Andy Warhol style screenprint on Instagram. The work takes inspiration from Warholâ€™s iconic â€śVote McGovernâ€ť.Â Full Story HereÂ â†’
Three New Exhibition Openings At The Agora Gallery
On July 14, Agora Gallery had the opening reception for three new exhibitions – Dynamic Visions, Figuratively Speaking andÂ The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France, featuring exceptional artists from around the world.Â Full Story HereÂ â†’
These are just some of the many news stories that caught our eye this past week. For more stories as-they-happen, be sure to also follow our Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for our newsletter for news about Agora Gallery, our exhibitions, and our artists!
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