Weekly ArtNews – 14.09

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

Homes of the Future, New Business Model for Fashion Industry, London Film Festival + XR, Impact of COVID on Fine Art Industry

Mona Lisa, Facelift – With the help of hyper-technological neural networking, Denis Shiryaev, a digital artist, created a series of works to bring well-known faces hurtling into the modern world (CreativeBloq)

Future of Homes. Nine design studios have collaborated with scientists and practitioners from diverse industries to explore the homes and objects from the future. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Fashion: What About On-Demand Manufacturing? Would it be possible that a shift from runaway to made-to-order, be a business model that saves the fashion industry? (Fast Company)

UK: 50% rise in US VISA cost for artists, dangerous. Music industry figures have expressed their fears of ‘cultural loss’ as it makes it more difficult for rising talents. (NME)

Impact of TikTok. Artist from the music industry considers that the app help to boost their careers (BBC

UK: Some Theater will open in October. Nimax Theatres will open West End theatres in sequence from 22 October with social distancing. (Official London Theater)

The Grammy Museum Goes Online. It will feature artist interviews, performances and live streams, as well as special releases from the archive. It has a 3-day free trial. (MusicBusiness)

London Film Festival + XR. The BFI London Film Festival announced LFF Expanded: the Festival’s new dedicated strand of XR and Immersive Art and it will feature bold, innovative creators from around the world (VRScout)

Impact of the Pandemic on Fine Art Industry. Art Basel and UBS made the first global survey about the impact of COVID: galleries sales are down with 36%, many had to close and rely on online sales, but the wealthy are still buying (New York Times)

Venice Film Festival Top Prize: Nomadland. The US Film, by Chinese-born Chloé Zhao, stars Frances McDormand as a widow living as a nomad after the 2008 financial crisis. (BBC News)