A Giant Violin Floats Down Venice’s Grand Canal

VENICE — In its 1,600-odd years, any variety of phantasmagorical vessels have floated down Venice’s Grand Canal, usually throughout regattas or elaborate ceremonies devoted to the ocean. On Saturday morning, a decidedly uncommon head-turner took a spin: a big violin, carrying a string quartet enjoying Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” The craft,…

Some Asked, ‘Does Chattanooga Need a Lynching Memorial?’

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In 2018, the Georgia-based artist Jerome Meadows was chosen for a formidable undertaking: a work of public artwork memorializing Black victims of lynching for everlasting show in a bustling part of Chattanooga, a majority-white, Southern metropolis with a darkish historical past of racial violence. The memorial, to…

Prosecutor in Geneva Drops Criminal Inquiry in $2 Billion Art Dispute

The Geneva public prosecutor’s workplace has dropped its prison investigation of Yves Bouvier, a Swiss businessman who has been embroiled in a long-running battle with a Russian billionaire and artwork collector over the acquisition of $2 billion of artworks. It was the final excellent prison case initiated by the collector,…

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe Is Christo’s Fleeting Gift to Paris

PARIS — For virtually 60 years, the artist often called Christo dreamed of wrapping the Arc de Triomphe. As a younger man, having fled communist Bulgaria, he would gaze on the monument from his tiny garret residence. A photomontage dated 1962 reveals the 164-foot-high arch crudely bundled up. Freedom trumped…

These Are the Art Shows and Events to See This Season

After the pandemic introduced museum and gallery reveals to a lifeless cease, final 12 months’s racial justice protests lent new urgency to calls for that establishments turn into extra clear, extra consultant and extra numerous. While there’s actually an uptick of reveals that includes girls and artists of shade on…

A New Level of Ambition in Art by 3 Women

Autumn tends to be a good time in New York City’s artwork world. The climate may be very good. There’s a back-to-school pleasure as galleries reopen, typically at new addresses, often with new exhibits. Even having artwork gala’s arrive inconveniently early this 12 months, throughout Labor Day week, didn’t dampen…

Met Costume Institute and Brooklyn Museum Bring Back Fashion

It could also be a easy coincidence that the Brooklyn Museum unveiled a significant Dior extravaganza, “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams,” the week earlier than the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute opens its fall present, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” But after two years of lockdowns and sweatpants,…

Los Angeles Museum Pivots Back to One Director, Johanna Burton

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles mentioned on Tuesday that Johanna Burton will change into the establishment’s sole director and the primary lady in that position, now that Klaus Biesenbach has introduced he’ll depart for Berlin to run the Neue Nationalgalerie and the adjoining Museum of the 20th…

Dancers From the Deep Sea Shine on the U.N. for Climate Week

Somewhat-known however essential agent of carbon elimination from the ambiance — the siphonophore, which lives in what’s referred to as the twilight zone of the sea — will probably be highlighted throughout U.N. Climate Week in a video projection from a Danish arts collective. The siphonophore is a bizarrely lovely…