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Art

Artist pulls prayer rug installation from French exhibition after Muslim warnings
An installation featuring Islamic prayer rugs stacked with high heels has been withdrawn from an art exhibition near Paris after a Muslim group warned that the piece could provoke an “uncontrollable” reaction.

28.01.2015 13:39

Syrian cartoonist illustrates UK govt’s failure to aid refugees
Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat has called out the UK for failing to help refugees from his country by allowing them seek asylum in a contribution for British newspaper the Independent.

28.01.2015 09:53

V&A Museum removes Prophet Mohammed image from website
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has removed a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed from its website amid security concerns three weeks after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

26.01.2015 14:12

Syrian artist denied UK visa will miss his own exhibition
One of Syria’s most prominent artists has been denied a visa to travel to the UK for the opening of his own exhibition in London.

20.01.2015 13:59

Christmas beard: Facial hair fashion taken to extreme by US artist (PHOTOS)
Marble, bronze, plastic – sculptors have opted for different materials over the ages, but an American artist known as ‘Incredibeard’ on the internet, has taken it a step further using facial hair to create his masterpieces.

23.12.2014 17:13

Italy to spend €200K on seismic-proof plinth for Michelangelo's David
Michelangelo's David will be given a special, anti-seismic plinth worth 200,000 euros, to protect it from earth tremors in Florence. Safety concerns were raised following 250 tremors that rattled the region in the past few days.

21.12.2014 10:59

‘You shall not pass’: Eye of Sauron will NOT watch over Moscow
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fans in Moscow are going to be disappointed that the Eye of Sauron will not, after all, appear above skyscrapers in central Moscow. The plan was criticized by the Orthodox Church and the city officials.

10.12.2014 11:48

'Eye of Sauron' on Moscow skyscraper to end up badly for city, Orthodox Church says
Russian Orthodox Church has slammed plans to erect a real-life 'Eye of Sauron' in Moscow, saying that the art project dedicated to the premiere of the final part of the “Hobbit” movie trilogy may have bad consequences for the Russian capital.

09.12.2014 18:32

Real-life 'Eye of Sauron' will open up over Moscow skyscraper tower
Tolkien fans rejoice! The ‘Eye of Sauron’ now is not just fiction – it will light up the skyline of Moscow-City to ominously watch down on the Russian capital as the latest “Hobbit” movie premiers in Russia on Thursday night.

08.12.2014 17:20

250 years of splendor: Dazzling 3D show kicks off Hermitage celebrations
Russia’s grandest museum - the Hermitage - is celebrating its 250th anniversary. The festivities kicked off with a unique exhibition of a Parthenon sculpture, which left the British Museum for the first time, and a dazzling 3D-mapping projection.

07.12.2014 12:57

Stumbling block: Greeks offended by Brits lending ancient sculpture to Russia
In a worldly gesture to help Russia's Hermitage museum celebrate an anniversary, the British Museum has 'secretly' sent a 2,500 years old Parthenon sculpture to St. Petersburg. The move infuriated Greeks, who have long tried to reclaim the ancient piece.

06.12.2014 13:51

Spanish theater swaps tickets for porno mags to beat VAT hike
A theater in Madrid is using pornographic magazines to get more people to its shows. With VAT on ticket sales at 21 percent, the company is allowing people to buy a magazine instead of a ticket to gain entry.

06.12.2014 13:14