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ART UNDER QUARANTINE: GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS BATTLE CORONAVIRUS

ART UNDER QUARANTINE: GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS BATTLE CORONAVIRUS

Following the concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19), art establishments around the world have closed their doors and geared up for economic blows and virtual interactions. As the global pandemic continues to advance at an alarming rate, art institutions have been forced to close their doors until further notice, without knowing when regular day-to-day activities might resume. However, museums and galleries are now offering alternatives to stay connected with art, while they figure out how they are going to sustain activities and deal with the economic impact, without receiving visitors or revenues. The new normal In the face of recent events, digital...

Art Competition: Year 2086

Art Competition: Year 2086

Take part in the exhibition 2086, exploring the future that awaits us. Will it be a utopia of technological marvels, a dystopia of electrical jungles, or a completely new worldscape? The technology is developing at a dizzying speed, and the world we know is rapidly changing because of it. Technologies unimaginable 20 years ago have become indispensable daily miracles today that we don’t think twice about. If a span of a few decades means such drastic changes in our world, what awaits us in the next 20 years? Or the 20 years after that? In our day and age, it...

Step into the digital world of art

Step into the digital world of art

Art galleries and museums around the world find new and unexpected ways to connect audiences with art, thanks to the latest technological advances, digital initiatives, and social media platforms. For centuries, art and technology have influenced each other and inspired new frontiers. Today, it is possible to see the effects of modern technology not only in the creation of new art techniques, but also in the way art is experienced, viewed, and at an increasing pace, sold. Google: Masters of the Database and Culture If we take a look back to the recent history of technology, it is clear to...

Interview with the artist: Linda Lewis

Interview with the artist: Linda Lewis

Just for a little introduction, can you tell us a bit about yourself?  I received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1997 from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, USA. At the time, I worked in “fiber arts,” which is a medium just like drawing, painting, or sculpture. I utilized fibrous materials, and many traditional techniques used by women in their homes. During my study, I received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen, Denmark. Additionally, I received the graduate school’s highest award, the Nathan Cummings Foundation Summer Travel Fellowship. This award allowed me...

Interview with the artist: Oguz Meriç

Interview with the artist: Oguz Meriç

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? How did your interest in art begin? I grew up in a small city, in a restricted and disciplined military environment. I spent the first years of my life in a “uniformized” environment, consisting of multiple backgrounds. I see this uniformity as the first stage of humans’ robotisation. The military logic, the chains of command; these form a structure very similar to programmed robots. Although this type of environment hindered me in some ways, in many other ways it also gave me the opportunity to see the world from a different view. I...