ArtHamptons announced the highlights for its 8th edition, opening with its VIP First Look this Thursday, July 2nd. This year marks the first time the original fine art fair of the Hamptons will occur over the exceptionally popular July Fourth weekend, offering Hamptonites and weekend visitors a unique holiday experience. From expert panel discussions on art investing, to gourmet BBQ in the outdoor cafe and numerous charity events, attendees can expect a luxurious and engaging experience, without sacrificing the traditional festivities of the Fourth of July. The fair will be held on private intimate estate grounds in Bridgehampton from July 3-5, 2015. BFA Fine Art of Bridgehampton, NY (Booth #203) will exhibit a large collection of Alex Katz originals at the fair. Katz is an American artist with work spanning decades. Having shown in nearly 700 shows and an international art career that

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A statue of a Bosnian Serb nationalist whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 101 years ago sparked World War I, and who is seen here as an icon of Serb patriotism, was inaugurated here Sunday. The two-meter (6.6-foot) high bronze statue of Gavrilo Princip was unveiled in a park in downtown Belgrade and the event was attended by several hundred people, according to an AFP photographer. ‘Princip was a hero, a symbol of ideas of liberty…. Others may think what they want,’ said Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, who attended the event. Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, whose entity gave the statue to Belgrade as a gift, was also present. The statue by a local sculptor is the same as the one unveiled in Bosnia’s Serb-run Sarajevo suburb last year. Princip, who was just 19 when he shot the archduke in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, remains

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The Wabash Arts Corridor, in partnership with Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA), Vertical Gallery and The Buckingham, will unveil on Monday, July 6 a new 8100-square-foot mural from Italian street artist Never 2501—the second mural in a new outdoor series along Wabash Avenue from acclaimed street artists including Banksy collaborator Ben Eine, Word to Mother, HERA and Hebru Brantley, whose Chi Boy mural was installed last month. Never 2501’s mural will be located at The Buckingham, a student apartment building at 59 E. Van Buren Street, with installation beginning after a one-night pop-up event at Vertical Gallery on July 3 from 6-9 p.m. Other artists’ murals will follow throughout the summer, joining nine murals already lining the WAC, from Columbia College Chicago alumni as well as professional street artists like Shepard Fairey and POSE. The mural project aligns with

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The Bruce Museum’s Curator of Science, Dr. Daniel Ksepka, has been named to the prestigious 2015 Fairfield County “40 Under 40” list. Presented each year for the past 11 years by the Fairfield County Business Journal, the 40 Under 40 List recognizes 40 of the best and brightest professionals in Fairfield County, Connecticut who are under the age of 40. This year, the list was described as those under 40 who are “making waves” in Fairfield County: The awards ceremony was held at the Maritime Aquarium on Friday. “You’re the rising stars of Connecticut,” said Harry W. Rilling, the Mayor of Norwalk, addressing the honorees. Dr. Ksepka has been at the Bruce Museum for a year, and hopes to make the Bruce Museum a “wellspring for the next generation” through innovative science exhibitions. When asked by the “40 Under 40” administration “40 years from now, what accomplishme

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The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga is presenting the first solo exhibition in a Spanish museum on the artist Shepard Fairey. Your Eyes Here, curated by Fernando Francés, includes more than 300 works by this US artist born in Charleston, South Carolina. The works in the exhibition offer a survey of Fairey’s career, which spans twenty-five years to date, and includes paintings, silkscreens, stencils, stickers, illustrations, collage, photographs, sculptures and works in wood and metal. Fairey is known for using a highly defined range of colours based on black, red and white and inspired by Russian propaganda posters, as well as for his ironic critique of present-day issues. His works are influenced by fields such as music, the environment and politics. Shepard Fairey lives and works in Los Angeles. Shephard Fairey began to become known in the 1990s when he produced some of his most celebrated works, such as the sticker Andre

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Tate Liverpool and Nottingham Contemporary present a major exhibition curated by one of America’s most distinguished contemporary artists, Glenn Ligon (b.1960, New York). Ranging from Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Bruce Nauman and David Hammons to Steve McQueen, Lorna Simpson, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Chris Ofili and Adrian Piper, Encounters and Collisions presents an extraordinary group of artists who have influenced Ligon or with whom he feels an affinity. The works, chosen by Ligon, have multiple relationships to his art and often feature in his own writings; their presentation could be described as Ligon’s ‘ideal museum’. Together they position post-war American artistic endeavours within wider political and cultural contexts. Since the late 1980s Glenn Ligon’s practice has actively referenced other artists, works of literature and

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Helmi’s World: Symbol, Myth, Fantasy presents 50 artworks–paintings, drawings, prints, carved linoleum blocks, ceramics–drawn from the Whatcom Museum’s collection of artist Helmi Juvonen’s work, which numbers 250 objects. The exhibition, curated by Barbara Matilsky, also contains a detailed biographical timeline and illustrated object labels. It is being featured at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building June 27 through October 11, 2015. Helmi Juvonen (1903-1985), known in her day simply as Helmi, was a prolific artist whose creativity embraced diverse media. She was particularly drawn to Northwest Coast native culture and developed a rapport with the chiefs of the Lummi, Swinomish, Makah, and Yakama, who invited her to participate in their ceremonies. Native art and ritual nurtured Helmi’s creative spirit, empowering her to transcend gender bias, poverty,

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Taturo Atzu (1960, Nagoya, Japan) is internationally renowned for his temporary art projects which transform our experiences of monuments, statues and architecture. Radically altering our perceptions, his installations provide public and intimate access to elements within our urban environment. Atzu’s first public project in the Netherlands centres around the historic weather vane and the small roof turret (with the Angelus Clock) of the Oude Kerk. For centuries the roof and the clock tower have been a source of information for city residents. They indicated the time and weather, and sounded moments for prayer and church services. On most church towers the weather vane, indicating the direction of the wind, depicts a rooster. The weather vane on the Oude Kerk has a very unusual form, while the tower with the Angelus clock is barely noticed by passers-by. The Angelus clock was reinstalled in the roof turret for the 700th anniversa

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The Barbican opened Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening — American multi-media artist Doug Aitken ’s experiment in spontaneous artistic creation taking over the Centre’s indoor and outdoor spaces (Art Gallery, The Curve, Concert Hall, Cinemas, Lakeside Terrace and Sculpture Court) for 30 days this summer from Saturday 27 June. Station to Station features over 50 performances, 20 residencies, rehearsals, workshops and talks involving more than 100 international and UK-based artists from the world of contemporary art, music, dance, graphic design and film. A ‘living exhibition’ encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration among artists from different backgrounds, the month-long event includes FREE access for visitors to all daytime activities, with special ticketed evening performances in the Art Gallery, Cinemas and Concert Hall. Doug Aitken said: “Station

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Contrary to popular perception, fine art conservators are not all alchemists working in seclusion in their studios. At Restoration Division, the working life of a conservator is socially active and regularly engaged with public projects and organizations. Restoration Division consider themselves custodians of art and culture in general. In addition to the preservation, conservation, and restoration of art and artifacts, it is their mission to spread awareness about the importance of caring for our material and cultural heritage. You don’t need to be a conservator to be a custodian. The conservation field not only provides the opportunity to meet like-minded people versed in history, art, and culture, it gives exposure to artworks and historical artifacts of a vast and diverse scope, more so than any art gallery or antique store. One of the most satisfying aspects of being a conservator is the ability

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