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Rennes revives its Italian mosaic heritage

ITALIAN mosaics, once all the rage in France, fell into neglect and ruin by the 1970s, when homeowners began covering them up with parquet floors or even linoleum. The legacy is one that the Brittany ...

August 12, 2018, Sunday

Rock art insight into ancient desert culture

OPEN air rock paintings in the world’s driest desert pay testament to the importance of the llama to millennia-old cultures that traversed the inhospitable terrain. Conservationists working in Chile’s ...

August 5, 2018, Sunday

Rejuvenated museum offers a cutting-edge insight into Liangzhu’s ancient civilization

VISITORS from all over China have swarmed in their thousands to the newly designed Liangzhu Museum, after it reopened recently following 10 months of renovation, to absorb a fascinating insight into 5,000 ...

August 5, 2018, Sunday

Exhibit hails power of camera’s storytelling

IN the mid 20th century, when the Internet was still a distant memory, the camera was a powerful tool in telling stories, reporting events and presenting novel ways of life. A current exhibition at the ...

July 29, 2018, Sunday

Ernie Barnes: football player turned artist

AT heart, Ernie Barnes the professional football player was always Ernie Barnes the artist. His teammates on the San Diego Chargers nicknamed him “Big Rembrandt” because he was always scribbling on pieces ...

July 15, 2018, Sunday

Exhibit reunites rings Freud used to bind students

A new exhibition in Jerusalem is for the first time bringing together signet rings Sigmund Freud had bestowed upon chosen disciples, initially as part of a secret psychoanalytical society. The six rings ...

July 15, 2018, Sunday

Zelmani: Making music to soothe the body and mind

SOPHIE Zelmani will perform her special repertoire of adult alternative and folk music in Shanghai. Born in Stockholm in 1972, Zelmani started playing the guitar at the age of 14. Without any professional ...

June 3, 2018, Sunday

UK’s first major Tolkien exhibit opens

THE University of Oxford unveiled on Friday a “once-in-a-generation” exhibition of materials related to “The Lord of the Rings” author J. R. R. Tolkien, featuring previously unseen objects from several ...

June 3, 2018, Sunday

West heads east to shine a torch on underground artists

TODAY, when contemporary art is understood by many and coveted especially by the young, it is hard to imagine that scenario several decades ago. Before entering the mainstream, China’s contemporary art ...

May 20, 2018, Sunday

Pioneers blazing a contemporary art trail

ULI Sigg, one of the leading owners of the world’s largest and most important collection of Chinese contemporary art, was among the first generation of Western collectors. He came to China in 1979 as ...

May 20, 2018, Sunday


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