Conflicts between Palestine and Israel have come to a head and the two states are currently at war. Tensions rose due to May 6, 2021, Israeli Supreme Court decision backing the eviction of six Palestinian families from the Jerusalem-occupied neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. The decision led to protests and escalated into violent confrontations.

More violent incidents occurred over the next few days and on May 10, Palestinian militant groups began firing rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Israel retaliated. At the time of writing this article, over 200 Palestinians and 12 Israelis have been killed.

In times of conflict…


The events of the past couple of years have made it clear that the world needs to abolish racism once and for all. We need to address it in the way we speak and the actions we take.

Many artists are doing their part making a stand that comes through in the work they create and the actions they are taking. This article will look at some of the individuals that are doing their part.

Art World Activists Against Anti-Asian Abuse

The movement against Asian racial injustice has been gaining momentum due to the hate crime that took place on March 18 when eight people including…


Art is often subversive and it’s not unusual for artists to get in trouble with the law for taking outrageous stands. Although this was common in ancient times, it may be shocking to discover how often it occurs in the modern-day. This article will look at individuals who have come under fire for using their creativity to make waves.

YuliaTsvetkova

The 27-year-old artist and LGBTQ activist YuliaTsvetkova is currently on trial in Russia. She is charged with disseminating pornography due to creating artwork featuring the human body.

Tsvetkova is no stranger to fighting the law when it comes to the pieces…


There is no doubt that the art world has taken a hit due to the coronavirus. Many events were canceled while institutions had to close their doors on a temporary or permanent basis.

Now that a vaccine is on the way, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but people are proceeding with caution. Let’s take a look at some events and how they are adjusting to the latest phase of recovery.

Frieze, Los Angeles

The Frieze Art Fair is a contemporary art fair that takes place in London, Los Angeles, and New York. The Los Angeles event was postponed…


In today’s world, it seems as if everyone is getting on board with the eco-friendly movement. People are doing their part to recycle, use sustainable materials, and cut back on the use of natural resources. They are doing their part to make the world a greener place.

The artworld is getting on board with production and shipping methods that are kinder to the atmosphere. Artists are taking part with pieces that send a message urging fans to take care of mother earth.

This article will look at how artists, galleries, and distributors are becoming more environmentally aware.

Artists Using Eco-Friendly Materials

Apparently, art and…


Cryptocurrency is big, and now it’s starting to make its impact in the art world.

An NFT is a non-fungible token usually paid for in cryptocurrency. When you buy one, you buy both the token and the art that is linked to it. The transaction is registered on a blockchain that provides a permanent record of ownership. The record can be printed or displayed on a computer or it can be resold.

As you can imagine, NFT’s have affected the art world in a big way. This article will review the impact it has had.

NFT’s as a Disruptor in the Art Market

There is no doubt that…


The world of art has slowed down considerably due to the coronavirus, but it has not come to a complete halt. Deals are still being struck for the exhibition of pieces that we can look forward to seeing in the coming months. Here is a recap of some works that will be available for viewing once museums open their doors.

The Hong Kong Palace Museum

When it comes to fresh art, Hong Kong tops the list. The city will not only be presenting post-pandemic fresh art, but it will also be opening an entirely new museum.

The Hong Kong Palace Museum is due to open…


Over the years, there has been a remarkable shift regarding the treatment of minorities in America and all over the world. Going from the time of abolishing slavery to the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been an ongoing struggle for civil rights and equality. Despite setbacks, slowly but surely, there have been changes for the better.

In the art world, many black artists have been excluded from showing their work. Yet it is undeniable that these artists have something important to say and something beautiful to share.

This article will take a look at civil rights in the art…


In 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union effective Jan. 31, 2020. However, both sides agreed to keep many things the same until Dec. 31, 2020, to allow time for agreements to be made regarding how trade policies would proceed.

Now that we are into February 2021, we are still getting used to how the UK’s decision will affect Europe and the rest of the world.

With the EU being the U.K.’s nearest and biggest trading partner, you can bet that repercussions will be felt in the art world. Here are some things to be aware of.

Will…


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The coronavirus has taken the world by storm leaving devastation in its wake. As a result, many public events were canceled while businesses and organizations had to change their order of operations to effectively reduce the spread.

Art galleries and museums often host public events and serve as institutions where the masses can gather to enjoy the arts. The pandemic has caused many of these facilities to close their doors resulting in a lack of funding and a gray world that is further suffering from a lack of cultural stimulation.

As we move forward, the government and other organizations have…

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