Portrait of Émile Guimet. Photo: © Musée des Confluences, Lyon Museums

Musée des Confluences opens in Lyons, a tribute to city’s great collector

Loans from Paris's Louvre and Musée Guimet on show in vast new museum (Portrait of Émile Guimet. Photo: © Musée des Confluences, Lyon) Published online: 18 December 2014
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Man from The Clash is at the ICA (again)

Musician Paul Simonon can’t keep away from the canvas—the bass guitar player with 1970s punk band The Clash has made a new series of paintings depicting his personal effects (helmets, gloves, boots and other everyday detritus) which are due to go on show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) >>>

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Video: Bright young things

The Pinchuk Art Centre’s third bi-annual international Future Generation Prize awards ceremony took place on 6 December in Kiev, with 20 artists under 35 on the shortlist. While two multimedia artists, Nástio Mosquito of Angola and Carlos Motta of Colombia, split the main prize (see here), special prizes were awarded to three additional artists: Aslan Gaisumov (Russia) for a video about his native city Grozny in Chechnya, Nikita Kadan (Russia) for an installation exploring themes like provincial museology and Zhanna Kadyrova (Ukraine) for panoramic photographs of Kiev. Watch these three young artists accept their awards in this video clip.

Syria and Iraq’s neighbours can help contain the looting

Securing the borders of the two war-torn countries could hamper the antiquities smugglers

 

Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010, from Monday, 5 May in Beacon

In 1958, the young Carl Andre put down his chisel. Dispensing with a studio and gathering industrial materials such as brick, copper tile or raw timber locally for each show, he proceeded to section or stack them in geometric patterns on the floor, thereby disrupting every convention of sculpture...

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