Archive for November, 2016

Spanish author Mendoza wins 2016 Cervantes literature prize

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2010 file photo, Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza poses for the media in Barcelona, Spain. Mendoza has won the 2016 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor, Wednesday Nov. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)MADRID (AP) — Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza has won the 2016 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor, for bringing a "new narrative style to Spanish fiction."

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Ursula Schulz-Dornburg of Germany wins $50,000 Aimia/AGO Photography Prize

The three runners-up – Talia Chetrit of the U.S., Jimmy Robert of France and Vancouver's Elizabeth Zvonar – will each receive $5,000 to support their photography practices. Voting took place in person at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and on the prize's website at .

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Tiffany & Co gets creative with contemporary art series

Episode one of New Ways of Seeing - “Art Contains Multitudes” is written and presented by Jerry Saltz"New Ways of Seeing" will take a closer look at the changing face of contemporary art. The first episode is scripted and presented by art critic Jerry Saltz and features discussions with three artists – Kehinde Wiley, Shantell Martin, and Oliver Jeffers. "The new film series explores how the role of art has evolved alongside our lives, and ideas in the digital world that reflect how we consume information and record our creativity today," said Frederic Cumenal, Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany & Co.

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Guernsey’s auction Neil Leifer Photography Collection

Neil Leifer has achieved that rare distinction of global recognition in his field with the vibrant visual world of sports contained within his photographic oeuvre. On December 2nd and 3rd, Guernsey's will present Leifer's personal collection of his own photographic prints and a broad array of noteworthy prints he has received over his lifetime from other highly regarded photographers from all genres of photography.

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Cuba detains dissident artist for celebrating Castro’s death

By Nicole Martinez MIAMI (Reuters) – Cuban police have detained dissident artist Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, once declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, after he made a video celebrating the death of Fidel Castro, a dissident human rights group and the artist’s girlfriend said on Monday. Castro died on Friday at age 90, a decade after he had retired due to poor health and ceded power to his brother, current President Raul Castro. Maldonado posted a video on social media on Saturday in which he rants against Castro and calls him a “mare,” a Cuban pejorative.

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