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From Jakarta to Bali and Yogyakarta, the Indonesian art world is flourishing. Buoyed by a growing, affluent middle class at home as well as interest from international buyers, numerous boutique galleries and artists' communities have sprung up, while events such as the Jakarta Biennale, the annual ArtJog fair, and Bazaar Art Jakarta have fuelled interest. Businessman Haryanto Adikoesoemo is determined to change that: next year he will open the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN).
The museum featuring all things ice cream will open its doors to the public tomorrow (FRIDAY) with a life size pool of sprinkles, an ice cream playground, and art inspired by summer’s coldest, creamiest sweet treat. The Museum of Ice Cream will only be around for a month at 100 Gansevoort St., and tickets have already sold out. If you’re one of the lucky ones to nab a ticket, here’s what to expect: a pool of sprinkles that you can swim in, illustrations and sculptures of ice cream, a swing shaped like an ice cream sandwich, and samples of ice cream from both food scientist Irwin Adam and local shops like OddFellows and Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, which have created Museum of Ice Cream-exclusive flavors.
Things are progressing along nicely for Manuela in the Arts District, it seems, as opening chef and co-owner Wes Whitsell tells LA Weekly that the new Downtown dining option could be ready to serve by early September. In a piece about Whitsell's time growing up in a rural environment and his larger culinary influences, LA Weekly also managed to get a few juicy details out about the upcoming restaurant housed inside the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery on East Third Street. For starters, the kitchen is going to be gigantic — big enough for all the usual commercial accoutrement, plus a full smoker, a separate curing room for meats, and a designated "fermentation lab" for making vinegars and the like.
The singer Choi Seung-hyun, better known by his stage name T.O.P., from the South Korean band Big Bang, will be curating a contemporary art sale on October 3, 2016, for Sotheby's Hong Kong. Choi Seung-hyun/T.O.P. makes up one of the five members of kpop rapper/boyband Big Bang, who first shot to fame in 2007. Entitled #TTTOP in recognition of his Instagram handle, followed by 5 million people, the Sotheby's sale is aimed at young art buyers of the same generation as T.O.P. although details about exactly what the contents of the auction will be have not yet been announced.
Until August 12, visitors to the Louvre Lens Museum -- a regional branch of the world famous Paris museum in northern France that opened in 2012 -- can watch the live restauration of a Le Brun painting, previously believed lost for almost 200 years. The "Le Christ au jardin des Oliviers" by Charles Le Brun was originally commissioned by the Marquise du Plessis-Bellière, around 1660, and was later bought by the Sun King Louis XIV himself. In 2008 the painting was discovered in a monastery in Orne, a region to the north of France where it had been forgotten about since 1820.
Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event. Bayreuth is just a two-hour ride from both incidents. Tighter security on Bayreuth's mythic Green Hill -- on which stands the Festspielhaus festival theatre -- has been in place since the start of rehearsals in June.
One of the biggest art festivals in Japan, the Setouchi Triennale is held on a cluster of islands in the eastern part of the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. The art festival was first held in 2010 as a response to the severe depopulation of the islands in the Seta Inland Sea, the mass of water which separates Honshu and Shikoku. The objective is to make the islands a venue for contemporary art exhibitions, thereby increasing tourism revenue and raising the region's international profile.
The island of Hydra has previously welcomed seasonal summer exhibitions by international artists in repurposed venues, like a high school and a slaughterhouse. Different patrons and collectors, notably Dakis Ioannou, Pauline Karpidas, Dimitris Antonitsis, and Dimitris Daskalopoulos, have been key to the maintenance of this sector.
By Stine Jacobsen and Paul Carsten OSLO/BEIJING (Reuters) - A $1.2 billion takeover of Opera Software by a group of Chinese internet firms fell through on Monday after failing to get regulatory approval in time, sending the Norwegian browser firm's shares to a seven-month low. The deal needed a green light from the United States and China, and one firm in the Chinese consortium said U.S. privacy concerns would have led to an investigation into some of Opera's products that risked delaying the acquisition for up to a year. The so-called Kunqi consortium, which includes online and mobile games distributor Beijing Kunlun Tech Co and search and security business Qihoo 360 Technology Co, will now buy certain parts of Opera's consumer business.
Hundreds of items from late rock legend David Bowie's art collection, which includes pieces by modern masters and more eclectic fare, will go under the hammer, Sotheby's said Thursday. The auction house said that around 400 items from Bowie's private collection would go on the block in a three-part sale on November 10 and 11. Among the most valuable is the 1984 painting "Air Power" by Jean-Michel Basquiat, the New York artist whose street-inspired and often politically charged work found an international following before his death from an overdose in 1988 at age 27.