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Sao Paulo’s Art Week Celebrated Brazil’s Multiplicity, Reflecting the New Government’s More Expansionist Vision of Culture

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Source: Art Net

With its wealth of museums and cultural centers, and an ever-growing number of art galleries, São Paulo is a cultural mecca all year long, but most certainly during SP-Arte. The city’s art fair, founded in 2005, has quickly become Latin America’s largest art marketplace. Despite the recent exit of some international galleries and worries over rising energy prices, inflation, and the shakeup of American banks, this year’s event kept up the trend of post-pandemic renewal.

 “The change to the new government that recognizes the importance of the ministry of culture [dissolved under the former right-wing president], is focused on issues of global relevance, such as human rights, on climate and environmental concerns, but also on the protection of peoples’ origins and of vulnerable populations, puts us back on the international stage,” SP-Arte’s director Fernada Feitosa said, commenting on the impact of the outcome of last year’s presidential election on the cultural sector. 

Read more: https://news.artnet.com/market/sao-paulo-art-week-sp-arte-2280567

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Imahica Art presents “Neon Dreams: Through the Prism”: Where Art Meets Culture

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The art exhibit, “Neon Dreams: Through the Prism”, opened at the Imahika Art Gallery to provide a captivating window into one of the most influential art movements in 20th-Century Art.

Artworks from different artists brought together by Gabo Valenzuela is on display, whose vibrant often larger-than-life pieces incorporate imagery from everyday common objects to advertising, comic books, and video games.

By presenting these artworks, “Neon Dreams: Through the Prism”, viewers are invited to reconsider the boundaries between Fine Art and popular culture.

Read more: https://www.pressenza.com/2024/07/imahica-art-presents-neon-dreams-through-the-prism-where-art-meets-culture/

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ATC Acquires Majority Stake in Raw Power to Form UK Artist Management ‘Powerhouse’

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Financial terms reveal that ATC paid £1.4 million ($1.8 million) for a 55% stake in Raw Power, which was founded in 2006 by CEO Craig JenningsRod Smallwood and Andy Taylor. Headquartered in London and with offices in Los Angeles, Raw Power’s other clients include The Mars Volta, The Damned, You Me At Six, Don Broco, Heartworms, Kid Kapichi, The Chisel and Refused.

Under the new partnership, Raw Power’s U.K. team, including Jennings and commercial director Don Jenkins, will relocate to ATC Management’s London headquarters. Both companies’ LA-based operations will also merge with immediate effect.

Read More: https://www.billboard.com/business/management/atc-raw-power-merger-uk-artist-management-powerhouse-1235684373/amp/

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Braille art gift for girl born without eyes

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Source: BBC UK

A one-year-old girl who was born without eyes has received a Braille artwork specially made by a blind artist.

Margot was born with a rare condition called bilateral anophthalmia, meaning her eyes and optic nerves never developed in the womb.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cpdggljeg7eo.amp

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