Weekly ArtNews – 28.09

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

Alice in VR-Wonderland, Digital Art Market Heats Up, New Trends: European Resale Market, Winners of NewImage Festival, and VIFF Immersed Program

 

NVIDIA Acquires Arm For $40 Billion. NVIDIA, which powers most VR-ready PCs, now has bought a company that has a complementary target market: mobile devices. (Forbes)

Alice in VR-Wonderland. 22 October at 2pm. V&A Museum London.  It is the first VR event launched by the museum, a preview of Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser. Live effects with psychedelic wonders are promised. (itsnicethat)

Africa: Creatives Industries, Ready for Foreign Investments. Creative industries are Booming, and the creators and musicians—and the global demand for the content they produce—has not gone unnoticed by U.S. companies. (Foreign Policy)

New Trend: European Resale Market. After H&M-owned Cos, the largest e-commerce retailer Zalando is launching pre-owned curated clothing, first in Germany and Spain. (Vogue)

First Women Conductor at Opera. Bayreuth opera festival will welcome conductor Oksana Lyniv to its podium. it is for the first time, that a female occupies the pit. (Classic FM)

Digital Art Market Heats Up. And blockchain can help the monetization of digital art. “I personally believe that the digital art market cap will grow to become larger than the physical art market cap”, considers Anthony Pompliano, Morgan Creek Digital co-founder. (Cointelegraph)

VF Platform by Facebook? – Oculus is interested in turning VR into a platform, while developers are worried about its power. “If you’re successful, you’re likely going to get copied by Oculus. They’re going to integrate into their platform,” says one developer. (The Verge

Online Auction Record: Banksy. “I can’t believe you morons actually buy this sh*t” (the print) was sold for $1 million USD at online Christie’s sale.  (Desing Boom)

Can Twitch Save Luxury Fashion? Burberry Spring/Summer 2021 show from London Fashion Week was streamed on Twitch, demonstrating its potential for luxury marketers. (Vogue Business)

NewImage Festival Winners. Bodyless By Hsin-Chien Huang received The Golden Mask for the best work in virtual reality. (TechvangArt

VIFF Immersed Program. the world’s leading story-driven XR projects – animation, live-action, fiction or documentary are showcased till October 7 (TechvangArt)

The Social Dilemma. “A business model that alters the way we think, act, and live our lives has us heading toward dystopia”, writes the director of the documentary, Jeff Orlowski, in an opinion for The Guardian.