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  1. The Rijksmuseum presents 'Louise Bourgeois in the Rijksmuseum Gardens'
    Gigantic spiders, huge eyes, aluminium spirals in a majestic wingnut tree: this spring the Rijksmuseum presents Louise Bourgeois in the Rijksmuseum Gardens, an outdoor exhibition of twelve sculptures spanning half a century of the artist’s oeuvre – from The Blind Leading the Blind in the late 1940s to 2003’s Crouching Spider. Many of the works have never before been shown in the Netherlands, and this is the first exhibition to focus on Bourgeois's outdoor sculptures. Internationally, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) is one of the most renowned and important woman artists of the 20th century. She became famous all the world over for her monumental sculptures of spiders. Louise Bourgeois in the Rijksmuseum Gardens came about in close cooperation with Easton Foundation in New York, and is guest curated by Alfred Pacquement, former director of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Admission is free to the exhibition, which runs fr
  2. Documentary on Rudolf Nureyev includes previously unseen archival footage
    Film Forum will present the exclusive two-week New York theatrical premiere engagement of Nureyev, a feature-length documentary co-directed by BAFTA-nominated directors Jacqui Morris and David Morris, beginning Friday, June 7. Ralph Fiennes’s The White Crow, a recently released drama of Rudolf Nureyev’s life, leading to his 1961 defection to the West, hints at the artistry of this legendary star – widely considered the greatest classical dancer of his generation. The documentary goes further, serving up a truly profound experience of the man’s extraordinary technique, scintillating stage presence, and sexual magnetism (both on and off-stage). Richard Avedon’s dazzling photography of the dancer in his prime gives a sense of why he was often compared to a panther. Nureyev includes previously unseen archival dance footage, some choreographed by modern dance greats Martha Graham, Paul Taylor and Murray Lewis. N
  3. One billion year old fungi found is Earth's oldest
    Scientists have unearthed fossilised fungi dating back up to one billion years, in a discovery that could reshape our understanding of how life on land evolved, research showed Wednesday. For decades, the earliest known fungi -- organisms such as mushrooms, mould and yeast -- was thought to have appeared on earth around half a billion years ago. But recent fossil specimens unearthed in Canada and analysed using the latest dating technology appear to push back fungi's arrival to the earliest reaches of life on land. Corentin Loron, a PhD student from the University of Liege, Belgium, and colleagues examined the microfossils to determine the chemical composition of their cells. They found the presence of chitin -- a fibrous substance that forms on fungal cell walls --
  4. 'Parasite', South Korean comedy about class rage, wins Cannes gold
    "Parasite", a black comedy about a family of clever scammers from South Korea's underclass, won the Palme d'Or top prize at Cannes on Saturday, the first time a Korean director has scooped the coveted award in the film festival's 72-year history. Bong Joon-ho, 49, best known for daring arthouse hits including "Okja" and "Snowpiercer", won for a satire which critics said powerfully tapped into the tensions caused by the widening gap between rich and poor around the world. Accepting the prize from French movie legend Catherine Deneuve, Bong said winning at Cannes had been a lifelong dream. "I was a little boy who was crazy about cinema since I was 12 years old," Bong said, hoisting the palm-frond statuette in the air.
  5. Galerie Karsten Greve announces the death of Lawrence Carroll
    Galerie Karsten Greve announced the death of Lawrence Carroll, who suddenly passed away on Tuesday morning, May 21, 2019, at the age of 64, in Cologne. He leaves behind an intimate and melancholic body of work, a unique testimony a time that was of both creative and deconstructive time. In his paintings, which often morph into objects, humble materials, forgotten fragments and the passing of time always leave their mark on the canvas. They are continuously reinvented, as every brushstroke erases the preceding one. For Lawrence Carroll, creativity lay within a lengthy process of concentration and contemplation: he constructed an intimate connection with his work until it, in effect, slowly revealed itself to him. Since 1999, Galerie Karsten Greve has had the privilege of collaborating with him and promoting his sensitive and subtle oeuvre. Lawrence Carroll was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1954 and grew up in Califo