What a murderous Winnie the Pooh can tell us about the public domain and remix culture

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life. And is that a sledgehammer about to pulverize a minor character’s head? Thus unfolds the trailer for the 2023 movie “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and … Read more

Artist refuses to open Israeli pavilion at Venice Biennale until cease-fire, hostage release

[ad_1] VENICE, Italy — The artist and curators representing Israel at this year’s Venice Biennale announced Tuesday they won’t open the Israeli pavilion exhibition until there is a cease-fire in Gaza and an agreement to release hostages. Their decision was posted on a sign in the window of the Israeli national pavilion on the first … Read more

Characters enter the public domain. Winnie the Pooh becomes a killer. Where is remix culture going?

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life. And is that a sledgehammer about to pulverize a minor character’s head? Thus unfolds the trailer for the 2023 movie “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and … Read more

Morocco hosts one of Africa’s first exhibitions of Cuban art, a milestone for Afro-Cuban painters

[ad_1] RABAT, Morocco — When Morocco ‘s King Mohamed VI visited Havana in 2017, Cuban-American gallery owner Alberto Magnan impressed him with a “full immersion” in the Caribbean island’s art and culture, drawing a line between the cultural and historical themes tackled by Cuban artists and those from across Africa. Seven years after that encounter, … Read more

Doris Kearns Goodwin and Laurie Anderson to receive medals from American Academy of Arts and Letters

[ad_1] Laurie Anderson poses during a photo call for the movie “Heart of a Dog,” in Milan, Italy on Sept. 11, 2016, left, and Doris Kearns Goodwin arrives at a HISTORYTalks event in Washington on Sept. 24, 2022. Anderson, Goodwin and the president of the Harlem School of the Arts, James C. Horton, are being … Read more

Like Banksy, France’s mystery ‘Invader’ marks cities with art. He could surprise the Paris Olympics

[ad_1] PARIS — For the Paris Olympics, it could almost be a new sport: Score points by hunting down mosaics that a mystery artist who calls himself “Invader” has cemented to walls across France’s capital, the world and even had carried aloft to the International Space Station. Vincent Giraud, one of the artist’s Parisian fans, … Read more

Ukraine’s most famous sculptor turns war debris into art, expressing the inexpressible

[ad_1] PARIS — From within the debris of Russia’s war, Ukraine’s most famous sculptor was compelled to make a dark artistic pivot the day his own country house was ravaged by a Russian strike. “It happened by accident, it happened when a missile came into our house, our dacha … and my neighbors gathered the … Read more

Art exhibit honors fun-loving man killed in mass shooting in Maine

[ad_1] WINSLOW, Maine — Peyton Brewer-Ross was the life of the party, with wraparound sunglasses and an outlandish Randy “Macho Man” Savage Slim Jim jacket. He also was a Navy shipbuilder, the father of a 2-year-old girl, and engaged to be married. Brewer-Ross, one of the 18 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in … Read more