Weekly ArtNews – 14.12

by paradoxig

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

Top 10 Art Installations, VR Gaming Company, Launched, Art World: The Four Social Classes, Epstein Case: Sotheby’s and Christie’s Received Subpoenas

Jean-Michel Jarre, New Years Eve Virtual Live Show. The French artist has announced the concert that will make it appear that he’s performing inside a virtual Notre Dame. (LouderSound)

Disney Partners with African Entertainment Company. Kugali Media was set up in 2017 to tell stories out of the continent (CNN)

MoMA Urged to Remove Philip Johnson’s Name. Harvard said the architect history of racism, fascism and white supremacy had “absolutely no place in design”. Philip Johnson was the founding director of the department of architecture and design at MoMA. (Guardian)

Epstein Case: Sotheby’s and Christie’s Received Subpoenas. Prosecutors issues subpoenas to the auction houses as part of an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s financial dealings (ArtNet)

Capturing Starling Murmurations. Søren Solkær, known for his photographic portraits of starts such as Björk and David Lynch, has spent the past four years on this project (Guardian)

New XR Studio Launched. The ONX Studio, launched by Onassis USA and the New Museums, hosts two dozen artists and producers working in XR. (NewMuseum)

Facebook Sued Over Alleged Monopolization. The US Federal Trade Commission is seeking a remedy which includes spinning out Instagram and WhatsApp. (RoadToVR

Top 10 Art Installations. The review for 2020 highlights that Mega Art is a new attraction. (DesignBoom)

VideoGames, The New Catwalk. As the gaming world appears more promising than real life, fashion brands seem to have adapted (LATimes)

Magical Sell for Harry Potter. The first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has fetched a £68,000 at auction. (BBC)

VR Gaming Company, Launched. ForeVR, founded by Zynga veterans, aims to develop mass-market VR games. (GameIndustry)

Art World: The Four Social Classes. The Haute Monde. Taste-Makers. Functionaries. Intelectualls. A description of the classes and how to navigate it (Artsy)

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