LONDON--Thirty years ago, while Erika Lee was an undergraduate student, she made her first visit to her paternal grandfather’s village in Guangdong Province in southeastern China. Her grandfather — who had not been back for six decades —…
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KAREN, KENYA — In this suburb of Nairobi, the ubiquitous rust-red dirt is kicked up and splattered onto the banana tree leaves by the intense rains that sweep across the hills.
Here, away from the capital, there is space for designers…
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LONDON--South African artist Mary Sibande's avatar Sophie -- a human-scale sculpture modeled on herself -- was born during her final year at the University of Johannesburg fine arts degree. Sibande, whose older female relatives had been domestic…
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Over the last three decades, Aaron and Barbara Levine have amassed an impressive melange of conceptual and minimalist art. But, they jokingly say, they loathe calling it a "collection." "When you get the word 'collection,' it seems limited,…
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PARIS — Though Frieze London was only a few short weeks away and Kapwani Kiwanga still had tweaking to do on some of her works that would be featured there, she bounded into a cafe near the Bibliothèque Nationale de France with a vivacious…
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SALZBURG, Austria — From central Salzburg, it is a short but scenic bike ride — with the Eastern Alps as a breathtaking backdrop — to the 18th-century rococo palace of Schloss Leopoldskron. While it may not look very notable from the road,…
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LONDON — Philip Hewat-Jaboor, chairman of the Masterpiece London Art Fair, can pinpoint the exact moment when he first became interested in art and objets d’art. When he was a young boy in the early 1960s, he said, his grandfather Sir…
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LONDON — On a recent spring morning, the Royal Opera House’s revival workroom, which is part of the costume department, was a hive of activity. Amedine Bello, one of the revival workroom technicians, was hand-sewing gold thread onto a burgundy…
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PRAGUE — For the Czech sculptor Anna Hulacova, sometimes art is a family affair. Her husband, Vaclav Litvan, whom she met when they were students at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts and who is also a sculptor, sometimes works with her on…
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