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Fischli/Weiss, were a Swiss artist duo that collaborated beginning in 1979. Their best-known work is the film Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go, 1987), described by The Guardian as being "post apocalyptic", as it concerned chain reactions and the ways in which objects flew, crashed and exploded across the studio in which it was shot. Fischli lives and works in Zürich; Weiss died on 27 April 2012.

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A massive sculpture of a guardian colossus erected in 1580. Shrouded within the park of Villa Demidoff (just north of Florence, Italy), there sits a gigantic 16th century sculpture known as Colosso dell'Appennino, or the Appennine Colossus. The brooding structure was first erected in 1580 by Italian sculptor Giambologna. Like a guardian of the pond in front of him, the giant is in an endless watchful pose, perched atop his earthy seat. At one point, the colossal figure stood amidst a number of other bronze statues, many of which have now gone lost or stolen. The massive brick and stone structure withstood centuries in the same spot, managing to maintain its figurative composition in all that time. The park that the colossus is situated in,

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Technologists are using AI to ‘expand’ famous works of art. With the right inputs, DALL-E can make bigger versions of classic paintings like the Mona Lisa. AI enthusiasts have been using DALL-E to “expand” classic works of art by using the machine learning model to imagine what they would look like if the canvas were larger or zoomed out. “It's like your phone keyboard trying to guess what the next word you would like to input and suggests it,” Denis Shiryaev, a YouTuber and CEO of the AI company neural.love, told Motherboard. “The same idea works with the image ‘prompt’—AI tries to finalize the image based on the source pixels provided, and the text prompt helps to manipulate that generating process.” Shiryaev says his experiment

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Laurie Anderson says Lou Reed archive won’t be housed in Texas “because of guns”. The exhibit will now take place in the NYPL The New York Public Library from June 2022 to March 2023. Laurie Anderson has shared why the her late husband's 'Lou Reed: Caught Between The Twisted Stars' exhibition was nearly held in Texas but ended up in New York City instead. The archive, which chronicles the life and work of Reed through images, voices, and music from the star and his collaborators, will be hosted at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts starting today (June 9). Anderson, Reed’s widow, recently told The New York Times that she’d first selected the Harry Ransom Center in Austin for the exhibit, but

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Man smashes ancient Greek artefacts worth $5m at the Dallas Museum of Art . A man broke into the Dallas Museum of Art and caused more than $5m in damage, including smashing three ancient Greek artefacts before he was arrested, police said. Brian Hernandez, 21, is charged with criminal mischief of more than or equal to $300,000, which is punishable by five years to life in prison. He was booked on Thursday into the Dallas county jail with bond set at $100,000. Jail records list no attorney for Hernandez. According to police, Hernandez used a metal chair to break into the museum about 9.45pm on Wednesday and began a destructive rampage. He broke into a display case and smashed a 6th century BC Greek amphora

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Man arrested after Mona Lisa smeared with cake.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested and placed in psychiatric care after he smeared a glass screen encasing the Mona Lisa with cake in a purported protest against artists not focusing enough on “the planet”.

Officials at the Louvre Museum in Paris, where the enigmatic portrait holds pride of place, declined to comment on the bizarre incident on Sunday, which was captured on several phones and circulated widely on social media.

The work by Leonardo da Vinci, which has been the target of vandalism attempts in the past, was unharmed thanks to its bulletproof glass case.

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Six lessons from the Museum of Failure
You can’t innovate without running the risk of failure. We need to de-stigmatise the concept.
Samuel West spent years as an organisational psychologist trying to help companies create a culture of innovation and experimentation. It was frustrating work and rarely produced lasting change.
The problem, he says, is that people are happy to think about routes to success but never reasons for failure.
Read more: sifted.eu/articles/lessons-museum-of-failure/

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Richard Wilson’s installation 'Turning the Place Over' colonised the former Yates’s Wine Lodge at Cross Keys House, Moorfields. It was launched on 20 June 2007 and operated until 8 January 2011, when it closed. The project was conceived as a stunning trailblazer for Liverpool’s Year as European Capital of Culture 2008, and the jewel in the crown of the Culture Company’s public art programme. 'Turning the Place Over' consisted of an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the façade of the Cross Keys house building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions. The revolving façade rested on a specially designed giant rotator, usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, and acted as a huge opening and closing ‘window’, offering recurrent

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Pablo Picasso dresses as Popeye in 1957.

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When dishes turn to art.
Artist E. Schwaerzler created a fun homage to Johannes Vermeer's 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' by simply using kitchen plates and a chopping board.
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During the recent Met Gala, in order to celebrate the The Met: Costume Institute’s 'In America: An Anthology of Fashion' exhibit, various attendees —in their gilded, glamorous best— walked off the red carpet and right into new artworks for a night at the museum.

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Barbra Streisand performing her single 'Gotta Move' at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from her 1966 TV special, 'Colour Me Barbra'. 🖼️💃🖼️

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A British tourist could face the death penalty in Iraq after being accused of smuggling artifacts out of the country. Jim Fitton, a former geologist, collected stone fragments and shards of broken pottery as souvenirs during an archaeological tour of Eridu, an ancient Sumerian city in southern Iraq. Eridu was long considered the earliest city in southern Mesopotamia. It is located 12 km southwest of Ur. Fitton was arrested at the airport on March 20 after the baggage belonging to the tour group was searched. A German tourist who was also part of the tour was apprehended at the airport. Under Iraqi law, the intentional international export of any items determined to be cultural heritage is “punishable with execution”. Fitton’s family members, who live in

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Three Ai Weiwei sculptures were stolen in broad daylight from LUMAS galerie in Hamburg, during a daytime heist. As of Friday, local authorities are still appealing to the public for any information that could lead to the perpetrator behind the theft at Lumas Galerie, which is located on the city’s upscale shopping street Neuer Well. Security alarms at the gallery reportedly did not alert staff to the works’ removal from display during opening hours. The artworks—red, yellow, and orange reproductions of the artist’s hand—were listed each for €9,500 on the Lumas website. The trio references the Chinese dissident artist’s well-known photography series, Study of Perspective (1995–2017), in which his middle finger is raised to monuments and politically charged sites around the world. Source: ArtNews

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Museums News visited the renovated National Gallery in Greece's capital, Athens - Part 2 ... The permanent collection of the renovated National Gallery of Athens showcases the most prominent works created by Greek painters from the country's independence in the 19th century until the present. ... Εθνική Πινακοθήκη - Μουσείο Αλεξάνδρου Σούτσου / National Gallery #museum #museums #gallery #exhibition #art #fineart #museumvisit #museumsnews #εθνικήπινακοθήκη #greekart #nationalgallery #athens #αθήνα #greece #nationalgalleryathens

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Museums News visited the renovated National Gallery in Greece's capital, Athens - Part 1 ... The permanent collection of the renovated National Gallery of Athens showcases the most prominent works created by Greek painters from the country's independence in the 19th century until the present. ... The works shown in this post, by artists such as Nikiforos Lytras, Nikolaos Gyzis, Ioannis Moralis, Konstantinos Parthenis, etc, were created between 1830-1960 . Εθνική Πινακοθήκη - Μουσείο Αλεξάνδρου Σούτσου / National Gallery #museum #museums #gallery #exhibition #art #fineart #museumvisit #museumsnews #εθνικήπινακοθήκη #greekart #nationalgallery #athens #αθήνα #greece #nationalgalleryathens

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A model of a Neanderthal man in modern clothing. The model stands in front of the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany.

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Museums News visited the renovated National Gallery of Athens. We'll be reporting soon on the exhibits! . #museum #museums #gallery #exhibition #art #arts #museumvisit #museumsnews #τέχνη #έκθεση #εθνικήπινακοθήκη #nationalgallery #nationalgalleryathens Εθνική Πινακοθήκη - Μουσείο Αλεξάνδρου Σούτσου / National Gallery Νέα Εθνική Πινακοθήκη της Ελλάδος

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An advert in today's newspapers on the world's smelliest museum, Brunel's SS Great Britain
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The poison in these arrows lasts for up to 1,300 years! Assistant Curator Ekta Raeja is dealing with two deadly quivers of poisonous arrows. These must be carefully packed as they are still toxic and extremely dangerous.
The excerpt is from BBC's marvelous museum-centred series, Secrets of the Museum, Season 3
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22 years after they first went missing, Charles Darwin's notebooks (thought to be worth many millions of pounds) have been returned! 'Left anonymously in a bright pink gift bag' and wrapped in clingfilm, the intriguing question of who returned them still remains a mystery, BBC News reports. The notepads date from the late 1830s after Darwin had returned from the Galapagos Islands. On one page, he drew a spindly sketch of a tree, which helped inspire his theory of evolution and more than 20 years later would become a central theory in his groundbreaking work On the Origin of Species. "The theory of natural selection and evolution is probably the single most important theory in the life and earth environmental sciences and these are the

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Ai-Da is a humanoid robot credited with being the world's first ultra-realistic robot artist. Completed in 2019, Ai-Da is an artificial intelligence robot that makes drawings, painting, and sculptures. She is named after Ada Lovelace. The robot gained international attention when it was able to draw people from sight with a pencil using her bionic hand and cameras in her eyes. Ai-Da was invented by gallerist Aidan Meller, in collaboration with Engineered Arts, a Cornish robotics company. Her drawing intelligence was developed by computer AI researchers at the University of Oxford, and her drawing arm was developed by Salaheldin Al Abd and Ziad Abass, undergraduate students from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds. In May 2021, Ai-Da's display Ai-Da: