Weekly ArtNews – 21.12

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

       Top 10 VR and AR Stories of 2020, Unity Teams Up With Snap, Miami Digital Art Month, Most Inspiring Music Moments in 2020

When Letters Have Color. Finland-based photographer Dasha Pears has synesthesia and sees every letter in a color, so she turned them into conceptual art (DIYPhotography)

Best New Themed Attractions For 2021. Meow Wolf, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure or Universal Studios Beijing are only a few that made the list (blooloop)

Beethoven’s 250th Birthday. The music world had planned in detail Beethoven’s anniversary, but all parties were canceled. (New York Times)

Most Inspiring Music Moments In 2020. Protests with violins, Antony Hopkins playing the piano, the oldest musician in history, balcony duet only few attraction (ClassicalFM)

Miami Digital Art Month. The artworks allow users to experience things that you simply cannot find outside of VR. The works of Isabelle Udo transport users into new worlds (Observer)

Top 10 VR and AR Stories of 2020. Steampunk glasses, AR contact lenses, VR sculptures, and many more interesting stories (DesignBoom)

Unity Teams Up With Snap. Unity Ads are available in the Snap Audience Network, while Snap Kit SDK is available for Unity game developers (BusinessWire)

30 people to watch in AR.  The list includes names from Oculus, Unity, Niantic, Zoom (Next Reality)

Sales Drop For Top Auction Houses. But, private sales, online sales, and demand from Asia are driving growth (ArtNet)

Masked Portraits Sensation. German painter Volker Herme’s visual manipulations of famous Old Masters paintings are Instagram sensations. (Vogue)

Walmart Partners with TikTok. They plan for a first-of-its-kind live-stream shoppable fashion event. (FastCompany)