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Guggenheim Director to step down, Germany to return sacred statue to Cameroon, and more art news

Guggenheim Director to Depart Museum After 14 Years The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which oversees the namesake New York museum and three other international outposts in Venice, Bilbao, and Abu Dhabi (upcoming), will bid adieu to its director, Richard Armstrong who served for 14 years, in 2023. Guggenheim did not provide a reason for his …

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Can art therapy help address the mental health pandemic?

Amid the ever-rising wave of Covid-19 cases around, anecdotal evidence has pointed to the deep impact of the pandemic not just on physical health but also the mental health of thousands, manifesting through depression, anxiety, stress-induced trauma and more. In a study published in PLOS ONE from earlier this year, researchers concluded that a whopping …

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Social commentary and a therapeutic twist: Our 4 new artists of the week

Mohammad Naim: Social themes in minute detail Tiny human figurines populate the intricately simple paintings of artist Mohammad Naim, often swarming the canvas just like ants and replicating something of the societal order of those tiny beings. Society and social mores find a voice indirectly or directly in these artworks, and they interestingly often come …

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Digital, street, therapeutic, and protest: The many forms of art in the news

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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