Peterborough art project ‘unmasks’ struggles of brain injury survivors

A new exhibit in Peterborough is allowing brain injury survivors to express their struggles through art. Organized by the Ontario Brain Injury Association, Unmasking Brain Injury features masks created by those living with brain injuries. Some survivors say that in some ways, the masks help to make their invisible injuries visible. Artist Elaine Devlin says a brain injury can affect […]

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A #MeToo Installation at Art Basel Raises Questions About Consent

Andrea Bowers is an artist best known for her socially conscious art works and installations, much of which explores women’s issues — her work has touched on such topics as the Steubenville rape case and reproductive-rights activism in the era before Roe v. Wade. So it was somewhat surprising on Tuesday to see writer Helen Donahue accuse Bowers of using […]

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Ai-Da, the humanoid robot artist, gears up for first solo exhibition

OXFORD, England (Reuters) – Wearing a white blouse and her dark hair hanging loose, Ai-Da looks like any artist at work as she studies her subject and puts pencil to paper. But the beeping from her bionic arm gives her away – Ai-Da is a robot. Described as “the world’s first ultra-realistic AI humanoid robot artist”, Ai-Da opens her first […]

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The new Picasso? Meet Ai-Da the robot artist

FALMOUTH, England (Reuters) – Can robots be creative? British gallery owner Aidan Meller hopes to go some way towards answering that question with Ai-Da, who her makers say will be able to draw people from sight with a pencil in her bionic hand. Meller is overseeing the final stages of her construction by engineers at Cornwall-based Engineered Arts. He calls […]

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Winter Olympics seeks young viewers

A survey in South Korea, before the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics began, showed those aged under 20 were largely indifferent about the Olympics. While the Winter Olympics is a huge global event, organisers are concerned about how many young people are watching. A survey in South Korea before the games showed those aged under 20 were largely indifferent about the Olympics. […]

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Paris Hilton turning to art following split from Chrys Zylka

Paris Hilton — who just broke off her engagement with Chris Zylka — was spotted having a blast in Miami. The socialite DJ who annually attends Art Basel Miami was hanging with friends at the Daily Front Row’s dinner at Faena Hotel Wednesday — where she told us she’s planning to launch her own art show. “I’m putting my art […]

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Brexit is making British art of compromise look like a dead parrot

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Brussels after a special meeting of the European Council on the Brexit withdrawal agreement.Credit:Bloomberg The announcement that Britain's House of Commons will hold its "meaningful vote" on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the European Union on December 11 can only be compared to Monty Python's famous Dead Parrot sketch, with one exasperated […]

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Archaeologists uncover erotic art in ancient Pompeii bedroom

Pompeii archeologists announced Monday the discovery of this erotic depiction of the Greek myth “Leda and the Swan,” which was hidden under ash for centuries It’s believed to have adorned a bedroom wall in a home at the center of the ancient city, near modern-day Naples, which was buried by the lava of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79. The […]

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