Weekly News – 27.07

Every Monday, we prepare our selection of the previous week’s more important news. This week, you can read about: 

DIGITAL MODELS, ART AND NEUROSCIENCE, ABUSE IN THE VISUAL ARTS 

China: Music Industry during Covid. Streaming live platform that connects artists with fans was launched. And also, a new online festival called Strawberry Nebula, connecting artists, fans, and brand. (MusicBusiness)

Fashion: Digital Models Rise! Even Fashion agencies work now with digital models or computer-generated models, for big brands such as Prada, Calvin Klein, so on. And some of them, have also personalities, backstories. An article written by a worried real-model (Vogue)

Covid Is Transforming The Film Industry! How? Find out from the leaders at Netflix, IMAX, Participant, Framestore, and the startup studio Solstice. (FastCompany)

UK: The ‘too late’ 1.57 billions. The rescue fund for the arts and cultural sector might come too late, government might have underestimated the impact of crisis, considers some MPs. (The Standard)

Architects at risk. Trade unios from the UK warns that architect are at risks of being exploited. Architect studios have been cutting pay, but there were also cases when people were asked to work without payments (Dezzen)

Italy: BORDERS Festival 2020. Over 120 artists from more than 30 countries participate in hte festival held in held in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, from July 23 to August 21. (itsliquid)

Sex Abuse in Visual Arts? @surviving_the_artworld published accounts from women regarding the “emotional, sexual abuse, [and] predatory behaviour of Jon Rafman. He is a high-profile artist who appeared at Venice Biennale, the previous year. As a consequence, his exhibition in Montreal was canceled. (ARTNews)

Art And Neuroscience Winners. The competition presents highly technological pieces, done by independent artists, as well as scientists. The competition, held by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is marking its 10th year. (ScientificAmerican)

AI-generated Art. Portrait or Landscape? No worries, Artbreeder got you covered, and more and more machines are coming. Will all these put artists out of work? (DigitalArts)

South Africa: Interactive Street Art. The work of urban artist, Falco One not only resembles local life. His murals cleverly interact with elements of the buildings, such as windows, pipes, or air conditioners. (BoredPanda)

US: ⅓ Museums at Risk. A survey send out to 700+ museums (museum of all sort from science, design, historical, etc) found out the one third considers that might close by next fall. Besides governmental funds, museums rely also on tickets, events, gift shops, school events, that are closed. (NPR)