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Exhibition turns idea of ‘home’ inside out

A giant kitchen grater with menacing blades, an ironing board festooned with penises and Marcel Duchamp’s repurposed urinal greet visitors to the Israel Museum’s new show “No Place Like Home.” The exhibition ...

March 5, 2017, Sunday

Tempera students show their work

AT University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, visitors can see an imitation of Sandro Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” as well as other works created using the same fresco-painting techniques ...

March 5, 2017, Sunday

First-edition Japanese prints on view

POLISH-FRENCH art enthusiast Jerzy Leskowicz is obsessed with first-edition Japanese woodblock prints. Part of that collection goes on display this weekend in Poland at the National Museum in Warsaw, ...

March 5, 2017, Sunday

Controversial shot wins top World Press Photo Award

BRANDISHING a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey won the prestigious World Press Photo Award this week. Judges ...

February 19, 2017, Sunday

Exhibit charts rise of robots

WHY do humans build machines that resemble them — and what does that say about us? A London exhibition opening recently is surveying 500 years of simple to sophisticated robots to find out. Take a lip-syncing ...

February 19, 2017, Sunday

Millennia-old mystery

A bird-like statuette dating back 7,000 years has mystified archaeologists in Greece who still do not know exactly what it is, or where it came from. The “7,000-year-old enigma,” as it has been dubbed ...

February 19, 2017, Sunday

Hockney retrospective

DAVID Hockney is marking his 80th birthday this year with a major retrospective of his work in London, which attempts to explore what turns an artist into a popular star. More than 200 of the celebrated ...

February 12, 2017, Sunday

2m expected at Sapporo snow fest

MORE than 2 million visitors are expected at this year’s Sapporo snow festival, which started on Monday, showcasing hundreds of ice sculptures of iconic movie characters, celebrities and even US President ...

February 12, 2017, Sunday

Persian artifacts on display

IRAN is displaying hundreds of ancient and Persian artifacts, some dating back as far as 3,500 years. All of them have been recently brought back home from museums and collections in Western countries. Mohammad ...

February 12, 2017, Sunday

Saudi singer breaking through the barriers

SAUDI Arabia’s “Paul McCartney” took to the stage in Jeddah last week for a rare concert in a kingdom seeking to boost entertainment despite religious warnings of “depravity.” The performance by Mohammed ...

February 5, 2017, Sunday


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