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Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011

MoMA PS1 presents a large-scale group exhibition examining the legacies of American-led military engagement in Iraq beginning with the Gulf War in 1991. Through more than 250 works, Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011 explores the effects of these wars on artists based in Iraq and its diasporas, as well as those responding to...

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Why Music Makes Us Feel, According to AI

In a new paper, a team of University of Southern California (USC) computer scientists and psychologists teamed up to investigate how music affects how you act, feel and think Your heart beats faster, palms sweat and part of your brain called the Heschl’s gyrus lights up like a Christmas tree. Chances are, you’ve never thought...

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Anteprima in SoHo

There’s more to Italian fashion than Dolce, Dolce, and Dolce; so this Fall, New York is home to Anteprima, the second installment of an Italian experiential fashion pop-up. Eight emerging Italian brands will present Fall/Winter collections in a space celebrating art, cuisine, and design. Of course this unique shopping and gallery experience will be in...

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The Museum of Modern Art Announces Sur Moderno: Journeys of Abstraction—the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift

The Museum of Modern Art announces Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction―The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift, a major exhibition drawn primarily from the paintings, sculptures, and works on paper donated to the Museum by the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros between 1997 and 2016. On view from October 21, 2019, through March 14, 2020, Sur...

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Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory

Throughout an accomplished career that spans more than 50 years, Vija Celmins (American, b. 1938) has sustained a practice of deep focus and extraordinary skill in a wide range of media. Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory, the artist’s first major retrospective in more than 25 years, will be on view at The...

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Do We Tend to Centre Our Instagram Selfies on Our Left Eye?

Do we tend to centre our Instagram selfies on our left eye? A new study suggests that it may not just be artists who make their eyes the centre-point of their own original work. New research suggests that we tend to compose ‘selfies’ that horizontally centre on one of our eyes, particularly the left. The...

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AI Uncovers New Details About Old Master Paintings

Artificial intelligence has been used to analyse high-resolution digital x-ray images of the world famous Ghent Altarpiece, as part of an investigative project led by UCL. The finding is expected to improve our understanding of art masterpieces and provide new opportunities for art investigation, conservation and presentation. Researchers from the National Gallery, Duke University and...

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Too Many People Think Satirical News Is Real

In July, the website Snopes published a piece fact-checking a story posted on The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical news site with a conservative bent. Conservative columnist David French criticized Snopes for debunking what was, in his view, “obvious satire. Obvious.” A few days later, Fox News ran a segment featuring The Bee’s incredulous CEO....