Weekly ArtNews – 10.08

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

Tracking System for Artists, Play That Was written by AI, Huge Losses for Musical Industry, Cartoonists Reflect on 2020

17th-century wine-window, back in business! In Florence, many buildings had been constructed with small “wine windows,” or buchette del vino, In this way, during the Plague years, vendors sold wine directly to customers. (Business Insider)

Huge losses for musicians! Only in one month, British orchestras are losing £6m. Most concert halls remain closed, while plans to restart live indoor performances were canceled. (INews)

Play, written by AI. The piece will be a new reimagining of science-fiction script R U R by Josef Čapek and it is expected to premiere in 2021. It was created by Czech researchers at Charles University, Švanda Theater and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. (WhatsOnStage)

Raphael’s face, reconstructed in 3D. Italian art experts say that the reconstruction proves he was buried at the Pantheon in Rome. (Guardian)

The joy of live music! Concerts are not still canceled, but five exhibits from Electronic at the Design Museum, that just reopened in London, recall the joy of live music. (Dezeen

Amazon intends to support artist catalogs. [RE]DISCOVER is the new brand launched by Amazon Music. The launch began with Bob Marley named as the first ‘Artist of the Month’. (MusicBusiness)

Tracking Tool for Artists! Do you want to know the next big….artist? ‘Articker’ is a new marketing tool that helps collectors to see which artists are trending in the media and why. (ArtnetNews)

La Scala Cuts Artists Fees. A letter was send out informing artists that their fees will be affected with 10% (Slippeddisc)

Can Theaters Go Online? An overview of how theater directors, managers, actors, playwrights are struggling with the effect of Covid in Japan. (TheTheaterTimes)

AI that Compares Artworks. MIT developed an artificial intelligence able to identify similarities between artworks made in different periods. (ArtnetNews)

How Cartoonists See 2020? Obviously with humor! 10 artists share their perceptions on how coronavirus reshaped our world. (Guardian)