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From Tendin Tech, Brooklyn, New York
Artificial intelligent art may soon be on the cards for google(lien externe)
By Mehmet Hatipoglu, May 29, 2016

Google’s new project, Magenta is due to be released on June 1 and is set to take the world of art by storm. The project is part of the Google Brain group, which is a deep learning project that has
been operating since 2011 and is focused on solving the problems scientist face with artificial intelligence.

The Magenta project has been created to explore the exciting possibilities of artificial intelligence being able to create beautiful works of art, music, video and a host of many other visual arts.

Douglas Eck(lien externe), who is one of the teams researchers has explained that their main goal is to produce a range of open-source tool and models that are available to everyone bring many creative capabilities together on one platform.(...(lien externe))

Photo: The produce of an artificial neural network being asked to amplify and pull patterns out of white noise.


From The Hindu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Art is essential(lien externe)
By Nikhil Govind, May 27 2016

On artist Hebbar’s 20th death anniversary, thoughts on how the art centre at Manipal University could be replicated on campuses everywhere.

K.K. Hebbar’s mentoring role in institution building, not just in Mumbai, but also in Vadodara, made him a very different figure from the stereotype of the lone artist who might think that talking too much about art destroys the purity of the experience. Indeed, painter K.G. Subramanyam has spoken of how Hebbar felt it necessary to write and talk about the diversity of experience available in

India, for only then could one formulate a resolute and kinetic artistic vista.(...(lien externe))

Artist K.K. Hebbar


From The Star, Sheffield, England
Sheffield’s streets are an art-lover’s paradise(lien externe)
By Lauren Clarke, May 28, 2016

Walk down almost any street in the city centre and you’ll stumble across a riot of colour interrupting the the urban skyline.

Street art is scattered around Sheffield – hidden gems waiting to be found.

This week in The Star, as part of our Pride of Sheffield campaign, we have heard from local business owners fighting a battle against illegal graffiti taggers who vandalise the walls of their

And today, we speak to people who believe urban art has an important place in our city.(...(lien externe))

Stick To The Plan, Sheffield - Kid Acne


FromThe Toronto Star, Toronto, Canada
Geoffrey Farmer and Duane Linklater strike out for ‘terra incognita’(lien externe)
By Murray Whyte, May , 2016

Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund grant recipients on the anticipated challenges and rewards of using 3D printing in their work.

3D printing is already a vital tool in a breadth of disciplines, from film production to medical technology to furniture making, but its use in the art world is still nascent(lien externe), to say the least.

Two big-time players in the Canadian museum scene are looking to hurry it along. The Ryerson Image Centre and the National Gallery of Canada announced

Thursday that they had chosen two prominent Canadian artists, Geoffrey Farmer(lien externe) and Duane Linklater(lien externe), as the inaugural recipients of Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund grants, which gives each artist $50,000 to develop a project using the technology over the coming year.(...(lien externe))

Geoffrey Farmer at the National Gallery of Canada with his recent work Leaves of Grass. For the piece, Farmer clipped tens of thousands of images from old LIFE magazines and affixed each to a flexible shaft.


From Art Forum, New York, NY
Art Basel and BMW Name Abigail Reynolds as BMW Art Journey Award Winner(lien externe)
By Lindsay Christians

Art Basel and BMW have awarded this year’s BMW Art Journey to British artist Abigail Reynolds. Her sponsored BMW Art Journey project for 2016-2017, The Ruins of Time: Lost Libraries of the Silk Road connects the complex religious and secular narratives of Europe and Asia and the award will allow her to expand her working methods through an extensive multi-continent series of visits to historic and fabled repositories of books.

The international jury selected her unanimously from a shortlist of three artists whose works were exhibited in the Discoveries section at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong. Judges included on the jury were Richard Armstrong, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Claire Hsu, director of Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; Matthias Mühling, director of Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; Bose Krishnamachari, the president Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India; and Pauline J. Yao, the curator of visual art at M+, Hong Kong.

Reynolds studied English literature at Oxford University before pursuing fine art at Goldsmiths University.(...(lien externe))

Abigail Reynolds. From the series “The Universal Now”.


From The Art Newspaper, London UK
New catalogue raisonné sheds light on Francis Bacon’s art and controversial life(lien externe)
Five-volume publication reveals artist’s unseen works—and his sadomasochistic side. (Surprised?)
By Martin Bailey, May 25 2016

The forthcoming Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné will offer an unprecedented view into his art—and his controversial private life. Bacon’s surviving oeuvre, totalling 584 paintings, is catalogued in 1,538 pages. Less than a third of the pictures are in museums, with most hidden away in anonymous private collections. Thanks to colour reproductions, some available for the first time, it is now possible to clearly see the development of Bacon’s art.

Although the catalogue will not be published until 30 June, it was launched yesterday (24 May) in London’s Soho—the quarter where Bacon drank and felt at home. Martin Harrison, the editor, has devoted 10 years to the project. He travelled endlessly, failing to locate only one painting, Head with Raised Arms (1955), which was last recorded in Turin more than fifty years ago. The catalogue was funded by the Francis Bacon Estate and although the cost is not being disclosed, it probably amounted to several million pounds.(...(lien externe))

Francis Bacon's Triptych (1987) is on show today (25 May) at Lexington St, London. © The Estate of Francis Bacon, DACS 2016.