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Documenta 14 artwork in Kassel sparks public debate and harsh statements by right party Documenta 14 artwork in Kassel sparks public debate and harsh statements by right party August 22, 21:07 Olu Oguibe, an American artist of Nigerian descent, presented his artwork – a 16-metre Monument for Strangers and Refugees at Königsplatz in Kassel. Gogol Centre artistic director Kirill Serebrennikov detained in Russia Gogol Centre artistic director Kirill Serebrennikov detained in Russia August 22, 13:24 The Russian Investigative Committee suspects him of embezzling 68 million rubles. Russian artists have voiced their support for the director. Berlin artists turn Nazi tags on walls into art Berlin artists turn Nazi tags on walls into art August 21, 21:46 Swastika symbols are banned in many countries, but neo-Nazi sentiments have been rising in Europe and the US in recent years. 10-year-old Afghan refugee Farhad Nouri opens charity exhibition in Belgrade cafe 10-year-old Afghan refugee Farhad Nouri opens charity exhibition in Belgrade cafe August 21, 19:16 He displays his photos, original drawings and scanned copies of his drawings. Many of the works were sold, with part of money going to charity. Noam Chomsky to Washington Examiner: Antifa is a major gift to the Right Noam Chomsky to Washington Examiner: Antifa is a major gift to the Right August 18, 14:37 The Antifa movement is on the rise since riots in Charlottesville, but the progressive scientist believes the anti-fascists add oil to the fire they want to extinguish. Yayoi Kusama opens her own museum in Tokyo Yayoi Kusama opens her own museum in Tokyo August 17, 22:54 Obsessed, as she describes herself, artist Yayoi Kusama, famous for her “infinity” rooms and installations at Philip Johnson's Glass House, is going to open her own museum. Guerrilla architecture: Designer creates studio under bridge Guerrilla architecture: Designer creates studio under bridge August 17, 12:39 The studio is situated five metres above the ground and consists of a desk, a chair and shelves bolted to the concrete wall, which looks as if they hang in the air. Designer Fernando Abellanas doesn’t reveal the exact location. E-flux wants to move art websites from .com to .art domain name E-flux wants to move art websites from .com to .art domain name August 16, 22:07 It is an attempt to make the internet more organised and help galleries, artists, museums and all art institutions who don’t have the word ‘art’ in their names become more visible for the public. The Handmaid’s Tale cast stars in video for Change.org The Handmaid’s Tale cast stars in video for Change.org August 16, 15:38 In the video, the series stars and producers say how important it is to take action and change the world together. Women’s March organisers announce Women’s Convention, activist gathering in Detroit Women’s March organisers announce Women’s Convention, activist gathering in Detroit August 15, 19:00 The convention will be held in Detroit on October 27-29 in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections. Augmented reality in art gains traction Augmented reality in art gains traction August 15, 18:23 At the exhibition Prosthetic Reality in Toronto, each artwork “came to life” through a smartphone. Julie Mehretu creates world’s biggest art project in unused Harlem church Julie Mehretu creates world’s biggest art project in unused Harlem church August 14, 23:08 The renowned artist creates “American” paintings for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She will be working in a neo-Gothic nave for 14 months, painting two huge 8 by 9 metre canvases. Peace Monument in Atlanta defaced during march against violence Peace Monument in Atlanta defaced during march against violence August 14, 19:52 The march was held to condemn the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a car crashed into a crowd of protesters against a white supremacist march. “How to lose your country”: Journalist Ece Temelkuran on Turkish authoritarianism “How to lose your country”: Journalist Ece Temelkuran on Turkish authoritarianism August 11, 20:53 A renowned columnist for the Guardian and Le Monde Diplomatique dismantles myths of Turkey’s modern history in her review of the book The New Turkey and Its Discontents by S. Waldman and E. Caliskan, who wrote about the latest social, political and economic transformations in Turkish. Istagram fantasy: If Trump were an art critic Istagram fantasy: If Trump were an art critic August 10, 21:38 The satirical account djtrump_artcritic, in which Donald Trump speaks about contemporary and classic art, is gaining popularity on Instagram. Floating Museum coming to Chicago River Floating Museum coming to Chicago River August 10, 19:16 The museum’s new exhibition called River Assembly sits on a barge that will travel along the river and stop at different locations throughout the month to entertain audiences. South Korean artist creates art using augmented reality South Korean artist creates art using augmented reality August 09, 14:26 An exhibition featuring augmented reality artworks has opened in Seoul. Montreal Biennale on verge of bankruptcy Montreal Biennale on verge of bankruptcy August 08, 18:17 The Montreal Biennale won’t be held in 2018. French activist farmer convicted for helping migrants French activist farmer convicted for helping migrants August 08, 11:28 The appeal court of Aix-en-Provence in southern France found Cedric Herrou guilty and gave him a four-month suspended jail sentence. Canadian catholics outraged by robotic spider on cathedral’s roof Canadian catholics outraged by robotic spider on cathedral’s roof August 07, 18:43 The creature was installed to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada. more