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ChatGPT Poem Regurgitation Raises Ethical Questions
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ChatGPT Poem Regurgitation Raises Ethical Questions

Ask ChatGPT to find a well-known poem and it will probably regurgitate the entire text verbatim – regardless of copyright law – according to a new study by Cornell University researchers. The study showed that ChatGPT was capable of “memorizing” poems, especially famous ones commonly found online. The findings pose ethical questions about how ChatGPT...

The Many Whims of Kara Chin
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The Many Whims of Kara Chin

The Singapore-born, UK–based artist pieces together ceramics, installations, and animations with intuition and emotion When Kara Chin was a child, she would sit at the back of her sister’s ballet class. She hated to twirl and point, but she did enjoy drawing the dancers. At home, she sat in the kitchen and drew food, kitchen...

Shanghai: An Art Ecosystem in Transition
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Shanghai: An Art Ecosystem in Transition

Still recovering from COVID-19 lockdown measures and navigating new developments in the Chinese economy, November 2023 art week in Shanghai was a litmus test Shanghai’s art world moves quickly, passing through a couple of cycles every decade or so, as new waves of artists, writers, gallerists, collectors, and entrepreneurial interlopers of all kinds and from...

Victor Ekpuk Is a Nigerian Artist Who Uses Ancient African Graphic Writing Systems to Unveil a Stunning New Display of Creativity
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Victor Ekpuk Is a Nigerian Artist Who Uses Ancient African Graphic Writing Systems to Unveil a Stunning New Display of Creativity

Victor Ekpuk is an internationally renowned Nigerian artist known for his artwork inspired by ancient African writing and graphic writing systems. INTERwoven TEXTures is his first solo exhibition at the important Efiɛ gallery in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. There he has also unveiled his public art installation commissioned as part of the inaugural...

Shuang Li on Finding the Wrinkles in Technology
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Shuang Li on Finding the Wrinkles in Technology

‘The idea of having a body makes me cringe,’ says artist Shuang Li, speaking via Zoom from her chilly Berlin studio. ‘Once you have a physical form, you’re trapped. I’ve always felt that – both when I make work and in daily life.’ So, it comes as no surprise that Li feels more freedom online than in IRL....

A River Runs Through It: How Artists Are Reframing the Landscape
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A River Runs Through It: How Artists Are Reframing the Landscape

From An-My Lê and Zoe Leonard to Emilija Škarnulytė and Nguyen Trinh Thi, artists are turning to rivers to illuminate the fluidity of life on earth Fourteen vertical, black-and-white photographic landscapes compose Fourteen Views (2023), a cyclorama created by Vietnamese-American photographer An-My Lê for her survey show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Taken...

The ‘World’s First Art Amusement Park’ Rides Again
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The ‘World’s First Art Amusement Park’ Rides Again

With attractions by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sonia Delaunay, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein and others, the resurrected Luna Luna opens in Los Angeles this month This month, a landmark if quirky project billed as “the world’s first art amusement park” will be resurrected on the edge of downtown Los Angeles. In the summer of 1987, Luna Luna...

Philadelphia Museum Returns 16th-Century Manuscript to Peru
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Philadelphia Museum Returns 16th-Century Manuscript to Peru

Federal investigators found that the six-page manuscript at the Rosenbach Museum and Library had been illegally removed from a larger volume The Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia has voluntarily returned a 16th-century manuscript to the government of Peru, following a federal investigation into the provenance of the object. The manuscript, which dates to 1599 and documents...

ARTE EN RETROSPECTIVA
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ARTE EN RETROSPECTIVA

For this year’s Miami Art Week + Art Basel Miami, San Martin de Hidalgo tequila commissioned Londonberry Media for a series of collages in collaboration with Model Jemme Harper and Artist Valentina Misel. Explore tasting notes, puzzles, and maybe discover some unknowns. – S+P