Weekly ArtNews – 18.01

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

      Sony Immersive Media Studio, CES 2021: Top 15 Best Devices That You Can Buy, Most Creative People in Business

€3.2m for Tintin cover art. The original artwork for Le Lotus Bleu made by Hergé was rejected as too expensive to reproduce in 1936. (Guardian)

France’s Music Industry: Sex-Abuse Reckoning. Is it  “an awakening” as music professionals are investigated? (Billboard)

CES 2021: Best Devices That You Can Buy. Even if much of the tech will never hit shelves, there are some gadgets that are already available. (Wired

Guggenheim: First Black Deputy Director and Chief Curator. Naomi Beckwith, who succeeds Nancy Spector, comes from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. (NY Times)

CES 2021: Panasonic’s VR Glasses. The glasses will connect to either PC’s or 5G-capable smartphones to deliver content via a USB-C cable (VR Focus)  

Sony Immersive Media Studio. The first project from the new Los Angeles-based division, using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, was unveiled exclusively at CES 2021 (Music Business)

The Future of VR. VR as a means of mass entertainment still seems a ways off, but what will it take to change that? (The Ringer)

Museums Need a Digital Strategy. 2020 has proven that the arts and culture industry does not (yet) have a digital strategy (Rollingstones)

Shopping Goes Green. Sustainable packaging, recycling, technology tracing of the supply chain, are few ways of retail innovation. (CNBC)

Most Creative People in Business. Fast Company’s list  hail from a wide range of industries—from AI to entertainment, healthcare to agriculture, and more (FastCompany)