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‘WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE,’ NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT POP ARTIST KENNY SCHARF, OPENS ON JUNE 25TH

https://youtu.be/heq9rdWjfec Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide, is a vibrant and colorful portrait of the life and work of Pop Art icon Kenny Scharf. Filmed over the course of 11 years by the artist's daughter Malia Scharf and Max Basch, the documentary features interviews with Kenny Scharf himself, as well as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith…

GUCCI CELEBRATES ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY WITH UNIQUE EXHIBITION – BOTH IN PERSON AND ONLINE

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Gucci, Creative Director Alessandro Michele curated a unique exhibition in the Gucci Garden gallery on Florence’s Piazza della Signoria – the Gucci Garden Archetypes. Within the Gucci Garden is a garden of archetypes – an immersive and multi-sensory space that recreates the sets of 15 of the most impactful…

MOVIES ARE BACK IN THEATERS – NO MORE BINGING FROM THE COUCH

After months of stay-at-home orders confining our lives inside the four walls of our homes, gluing us to our screens for work, entertainment, and any form of (virtual) human contact, things are slowly starting to open up again. Movie theaters across the country are reopening – some at full capacity and others with social distancing…

LOLLAPALOOZA IS COMING BACK THIS SUMMER. HERE IS WHAT TO EXPECT.

Festivalgoers can get their glitter ready, it's official: Lollapalooza is coming back this summer. After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the iconic music festival to cancel its in-person plans in 2020, Lollapalooza is coming back this year at full capacity, ready to welcome its 100,000 daily visitors. As the festival returns for its 30th anniversary, not…

THE U.S. WON’T REACH HERD IMMUNITY FOR A WHILE BUT THERE IS STILL A SOLUTION

Throwback to early 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic is gradually making its way throughout the world, shutting down countries one by one as it dangerously comes closer to the United States. Then, a seemingly new concept starts to pop up everywhere from statements by scientists and world leaders to catchy headlines: herd immunity. The premise for…

FROM BROTHEL TO MUSEUM STATUS: GERMAN NIGHTCLUBS BECOME CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

On May 7, the German Bundestag, which is the national parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany, passed a unique resolution. The federal government now has to recognize nightclubs and live venues in Germany under building law as facilities for cultural purposes. According to a Club Commission statement, the resolution's main goal is to protect…

RARE LEONARDO DA VINCI DRAWING COULD BREAK NEW RECORD

Leonardo da Vinci’s Head of a Bear will be offered for sale at Christie’s Auction House in London as a highlight lot in the Exceptional Sale, taking place live on July 8, according to Christie's. The work, signed by da Vinci in the bottom left corner, is a 1480s drawing of the head of a bear…

ACTIVISTS ASK FOR A ‘POST-MOMA FUTURE’ – A LOOK AT THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

https://youtu.be/1YdHv9yF1vM On April 30, a protest challenging the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) ties with controversial financiers culminated in violent confrontations with reports of injuries from both demonstrators and museum workers. Every Friday from April 9 until June 11, members of a coalition called the International Imagination of Anti-National Anti-Imperialist Feelings (IIAAF) have organized a…

IS AMERICA BACK ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE BATTLEFIELD?

President Joe Biden hosted a virtual climate summit on April 22, Earth Day, and April 23, gathering countries responsible for approximately 80 percent of global emissions and global GDP. The goal of the Leaders Summit on Climate? Underscore the urgency and the economic benefits of stronger climate action and re-establish the United States in a…

ALBER ELBAZ, BELOVED FASHION DESIGNER, DIES AT 59

The death of Alber Elbaz, one of the most renowned designers shook the fashion world. On March 26, Elbaz died of COVID-19 in Paris at the age of 59. The Israeli-American designer was best known for his leadership at Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent. Celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Bette Midler, Kim Kardashian, Carla Bruni Sarkozy,…

WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE?

On April 13, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Food and Drug Administration recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine "out of an abundance of caution."  The CDC and FDA are reviewing data after six people out of the nearly 7 million…

WHAT ARE VACCINE PASSPORTS – AND WILL YOU NEED ONE?

As more Americans are getting vaccinated – more than 20% of the U.S. population is fully inoculated against COVID-19 – a growing concern is arising about how people will prove that they are immune to the virus. Since the first cases of COVID-19 reached the United States last year, every aspect of the pandemic has…

DEREK CHAUVIN’S TRIAL: WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

Nearly one year after George Floyd died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest, restrained under former police officer Derek Chauvin's knee for nearly nine minutes, the case is finally being prosecuted in criminal court. The death of Floyd last May spurred protests over police brutality and racial injustice beginning in Minneapolis and quickly spreading across…

HOW THE ARTS CAN HELP COMBAT THE COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic with increasing vaccination rates worldwide, health professionals suggest it is also time to address the second, more silent pandemic: the mental health crisis. Amid continuing lockdowns, people can turn to a new, unexpected ally for help: art. When the first news reports of COVID-19 cases reaching…

BANKSY HONORS HEALTHCARE WORKERS WITH RECORD-SELLING PAINTING

Nearly one year ago, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a painting appeared hanging on the wall at the University Hospital Southampton in the United Kingdom. Almost completely monochrome, the painting depicts a child ignoring his Batman and Superman toys laying in a trash can, and instead playing with a new superhero toy:…

COMBATING ANTI-ASIAN RACISM IN THE U.S. #STOPAAPIHATE

The shootings on March 16, 2021, when a white gunman killed eight people – including six Asian women – in massage parlors in Atlanta have shaken the community and sparked a nationwide reckoning about a long history of racism and hate towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, or AAPI, in the United States. The killings…

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