Archive for August, 2014

Ten places you must visit in Israel

Noam Chen is a Tel Aviv-based photographer, specializing mostly in landscape photography.

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Sinkhole that proved popular at Corvette Museum will be filled

A sinkhole that swallowed eight cars inside the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky will be filled even though it has become a tourist attraction that sharply increased attendance and revenue, the museum’s board decided on Saturday. The board had voted in June to attempt to keep part of the hole open, but the cost of retaining walls and other construction would exceed $1 million, officials at the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, said in a statement. “We really wanted to preserve a portion of the hole so that guests for years to come could see a little bit of what it was like,” museum executive director Wendell Strode said in the statement. Three will be restored – the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype know as the Blue Devil, a 1962 Corvette and a 1992 convertible that was the millionth Corvette produced.

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‘On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design’ opens at the Stedelijk

Rob Hornstra, Magomed Omarov, Makhachkala, Dagestan , 2012, © Rob Hornstra & Arnold van Bruggen / The Sochi Project, courtesy Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam.

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Largest-ever UK exhibition of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to launch in London

Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace - portrait of Ai Weiwei 2012Contemporary Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei's work is to go on show as the launch exhibition of the Blenheim Art Foundation in London. Opening at Blenheim Palace this fall, the exhibition will showcase more than 50 artworks by Ai Weiwei produced over the last 30 years in the artist's most extensive UK exhibition ever. The show will cover the breadth of Weiwei's career, spanning the early photography dating from his New York period in the 1980s through to new works conceived in China specifically for the exhibition. A renowned social activist, Weiwei has not been able to leave China since 2011 for political reasons, resulting in his working with the Blenheim Art Foundation team from a distance on 3D plans and models of the site and grounds.

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Art Deco Theater Photography – Celluloid Dreams Preserves America’s Great Theaters

Boston photographer Stefanie Klavens documents the waning tradition of theater in her latest series ‘Celluloid Dreams.’

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