Weekly ArtNews – 04.01

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

      Women Renaissance Artists, A ‘Great Cultural Depression’, 2021 Literary Calendar, Amazon To Buy Podcast Company, EU and China Approve Market-Opening Investment Pact

Iconic French Fashion Designer Pierre Cardin died. Pierre Cardin died at the age of 98 at a hospital in Neuilly in western Paris (Paris24)

EU and China Approve Market-Opening Investment Pact. The deal signals the bloc’s determination to focus on economic opportunities in Asia. The accord could enter into force in early 2022. (Bloomberg)

Women Renaissance Artists. Florence was the cradle of masters such as Michelangelo or Raphael, but little is known about the works of females. A non-profit started to investigate why, and recover lost works of women. (NPR)

Surviving the Depression, the Nazis and the Pandemic. Members of a writers workshop group in Manhattan, reflect on the pandemic after they went through the Depression, the Blitz and the Nazis. (Guardian)

Behind the LVMH-Tiffany Deal. LVMH is set to revive Tiffany during a difficult time for the luxury industry (Wall Street Journal)

Virtual Reality Symphony, On Tour. Orchestra conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s project is a remarkable combination of music, visuals and technology. (BBC)

A ‘Great Cultural Depression’. Unemployment in the arts has cut deeper than in restaurants and other hard-hit industries. (New York Times

Fashion Marketing During Pandemic.Fashion companies focused on their customers as never before. (Vogue Business)

Best VR games, experiences and hardware of 2020! Find out who are the winners of UploadVR Award Show in 16 categories (UploadVR)

Alexander Wang Denies Sexual Assault Allegations.“Grotesquely false” is the response of the American designer, to allegations made by British model Owen Mooney and Shit Model Management. (Dazed)

Amazon To Buy Podcast Company. Amazon Music announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Los Angeles-based Wondery (Music Business)

2021 Literary Calendar. What books to expect this year: new writing from Kazuo Ishiguro, Zadie Smith, Bill Gates, and many more. (Guardian)