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Artists Ben Rivers and Rana Begum on New Contemporaries 70th anniversary show

Emerging artists showcase New Contemporaries celebrates its 70th anniversary with a bumper programme. As well as the annual Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition, which opens tomorrow at Leeds Art Gallery, the birthday celebrations include a two-day symposium and a new digital commission by ar...

Martin Major designs his stream of consciousness and a food-centred zine

Martin Major can still remember the first time he was drawn to graphic design. Growing up in a small town in west Germany, one day, the young Martin stumbled across a book on contemporary design in the museum’s bookshop. “The visual styles and codes in the book were outside my natural visual hab...

Broad yet direct, Rachel Bungey designs with music, nature and culture in mind

By immersing herself fully into the culture and language of Tokyo, this enabled her design practice to blossom. A usual day for Rachel begins with drawing, “which tends to always be abstract and whatever is in my brain”, she says. “I try not to think about it or analyse it; I find this helps...

A Practice for Everyday Life on its visual identity for LDF project Legacy

A Practice for Everyday Life has developed the identity for the American Hardwood Export Council’s London Design Festival project Legacy. The project involves new typography, a publication and digital assets for Legacy, inspired by “the notion of lasting connections, creating a commonality thr...

Katy Wang on confidence, client emails and her latest short for Mailchimp

Outer monologues – the feeling of freaking out on the inside, but remaining cool and collected on the outside – is something that we’ve all experienced at some point in our lives. Whether you’re trying your best to show that you haven’t been rattled after someone has made a snide remark, or pani...

The work of Xiangyu Liu is weird and fantastically unpredictable (some NSFW)

Primarily a fashion photographer, he boasts a portfolio filled with commissions from publications such as Antidote, Replica, Numéro%2C Off Black magazine and L’Officiel, as well as various personal collections that are equally as tentative as they are encouraging. Indeed turning towards the mor...

Jobs of the week from Animade, Planning Unit and It's Nice That!

Here’s this week’s roundup of the most popular jobs posted on our sister recruitment site; If You Could Jobs – a creative jobs board that works for everyone.Built by creatives, for creatives. It’s a quick and easy way to browse hundreds of opportunities across the industry. Whether you’re taking...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist: http://bit.ly/2JsMlxa

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888 https://goo.gl/RvZ97V

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: https://gu.gg/2xPE44R … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: http://bit.ly/2GQArzJ