Weekly ArtNews – 30.11

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

2in1: Phone and Tablet, Biggest Book Deal- $2.2Billion, AI & Music New Accelerator Program, Intel closes its AR/VR volumetric capture stage, Startups Changing The Fashion Industry

Fake Invitations To Documenta. The exhibition’s organizers have warned that over 30 fake invitations were issued to artists. (ArtReview)

2in1: Phone and Tablet. Chinese company OPPO revealed a  shape-shifting smartphone, that grows at the size of a tablet (Dezeen

France Reopens Cultural Venues; Germany Extends Lockdown. In France, even larger institutions, such as museums or theaters, will reopen mid-December. Germany extends lockdown in December as well (ArtForum)

MVC – Minimum Viable Company. Investors behind Refinery29 or Twitch talks about the need to build not a minimum viable product, but a minimum viable company. (TechCrunch

Intel closes its AR/VR volumetric capture stage. Intel Studios, the world’s largest stage of its kind, has been quietly shut down in Los Angeles. (Protocol)

Biggest Book Deal- $2.2Billion. Penguin Random House will acquire Simon & Schuster from ViacomCBS and the combined entity will account for 1 in 3 books sold in the US. (CNBC)

A Lab-Grown Diamonds Is Forever. Diamonds are shining in the market as technology found a way to grow them quicker in an ethical way, and made them cheaper  (Esquire

AI & Music Accelerator Program. Sony Music Brasil has teamed up with companies and startups to explore how AI and ML can accelerate the growth of the music market (MusicBusiness)

IDFA Award 2020. The winner for Best Feature-Length Documentary is Radiograph of a Family (Norway, Iran, Switzerland) by Firouzeh Khosrovani (IDFA)

Startups Changing The Fashion Industry. Players are challenging the supply chain management and transparency, bring in new materials through recycling and circular fashion (Sifted)