Culture

Plundered ‘Gypsy Girl’ mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S.

Plundered ‘Gypsy Girl’ mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S.

Published 09/12/2018

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Reuters) - Missing fragments from one of Turkey’s most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed “Gypsy Girl” mosaic, have returned home more than [more…]

Senegal opens new art museum honoring black civilization

Senegal opens new art museum honoring black civilization

Published 07/12/2018

DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal has opened one of Africa’s largest art collections, one of a series of new museums on the continent that could eventually [more…]

Hungarian artist dissects politics with wry riffs on iconic paintings

Hungarian artist dissects politics with wry riffs on iconic paintings

Published 07/12/2018

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian artist has a new exhibition depicting political leaders in the style of iconic paintings with the aim of shocking viewers [more…]

Architects build gingerbread city to whet appetite for design

Architects build gingerbread city to whet appetite for design

Published 06/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Architects swapped traditional building materials for sugar and spice to create an edible gingerbread city of the future at London’s V&A Museum, [more…]

Artist Charlotte Prodger wins Britain’s Turner Prize with video…

Artist Charlotte Prodger wins Britain’s Turner Prize with video…

Published 04/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger won the 2018 Turner Prize on Tuesday, Britain’s prestigious contemporary art award, with an autobiographical film shot on [more…]

Soviet-era ‘moon rocks’ sell for $855,000 at New York auction

Soviet-era ‘moon rocks’ sell for $855,000 at New York auction

Published 29/11/2018

(Reuters) - Three fragments of rocks retrieved from the moon by a Soviet space mission in 1970 were sold for $855,000 at a New York [more…]

Play depicts Lebanon as building at risk of collapse

Play depicts Lebanon as building at risk of collapse

Published 29/11/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The squabbling residents of a dilapidated building at risk of collapse serve as an allegory for Lebanon’s political and religious divisions in [more…]

Portuguese pavement makers fear death of centuries-old tradition

Portuguese pavement makers fear death of centuries-old tradition

Published 29/11/2018

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal’s traditional cobblestone pavements, a distinctive feature of the streets of Lisbon, are under threat as young people spurn the centuries-old craft [more…]

Israeli artist beats Gaza rockets into Hanukkah lamps

Israeli artist beats Gaza rockets into Hanukkah lamps

Published 28/11/2018

YATED, Israel (Reuters) - The clang of hammer on metal and the roar of a blowtorch can be heard long before you walk into Israeli [more…]

Renoir stolen from Vienna auction house, three suspects sought

Renoir stolen from Vienna auction house, three suspects sought

Published 28/11/2018

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian police are searching for three suspects after a painting by Pierre Auguste Renoir valued at up to 160,000 euros ($180,600) was [more…]