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Anna Harvey

30 March 2020

Love in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Show You Care from Afar

We have woken up to calamity and many of us are unable to visit our loved ones, leaving us instead logging into Zoom calls to salvage the echo of familiar faces and voices over a virtual aperitivo. At a time when we feel powerless, it’s important to remember we are not. Staying at home, washing your hands as you sing Happy Birthday is important (especially to those born in March and April), but nothing is as effective as love and compassion. I’m not saying we can cure Covid-19 with a hug (a rampant violation of the one metre rule, so please don’t try this at home), but it is through solidarity that we can triumph.

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Anna Harvey

25 March 2020

David Hockney’s Message of Hope: “Please believe these days will pass”

The 82-year-old artist shared a new drawing, aptly completed on his iPad, as he too makes the move online from his lockdown in Normandy. Featuring four daffodils timidly blooming with the arrival of spring, Hockney’s digital artwork seeks to communicate a message of hope to his viewers. Entitled, “Do Remember They Can’t Cancel Spring”, the British artist reminds us that despite the dark period we’re living in, lighter days quite literally await.

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Anna Harvey

21 March 2020

What Does Water Mean to You? An Interview with Lucia Palmisano

It’s World Water Day! Established in 1993, the day was created to advocate for universal access to clean water, and inspire communities to take action to make a difference. Clean water is a basic human right, and yet thousands of individuals across the planet are still subject to perilous diseases caused by unsanitary water sources.

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Anna Harvey

17 March 2020

Life Goes On(line): How Art Can Beat the Quarantine Blues

The seventh year of International Day of Happiness will be celebrated tomorrow, and it couldn’t come at a more extraordinary time. With the incessant documentation of Coronavirus, many individuals with pre-existing mental health issues may experience a surge in symptoms. Even those with a relatively clear head have probably found ...

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Anna Harvey

13 March 2020

Three Valuable Lessons Coronavirus Teaches us About the Art Industry

Social distancing practices are spreading faster than the virus itself, as countries like China and Italy impose draconian measures in order to curb the spread, and to protect those most vulnerable. Spending days in self-isolation can not only have adverse effects on our mental health but it can be especially ...

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Anna Harvey

10 March 2020

5 Female Contemporary Artists who Transformed the Art World

As with many other cultural spheres, the contemporary art world is largely white, and largely male. Women artists have had to traverse huge obstacles to attain visibility in galleries and on platforms reserved for visual arts. Linda Nochlin’s 1974 essay Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? investigated these obstacles, and why women artists are methodically excluded from the art historical canon.

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Anna Harvey

05 March 2020

Art For Equality: Our Artists’ Tributes to International Women's Day

It’s International Women’s Day, a day that has been celebrated for well over a century when it was founded by a collective of fed-up women in 1911. The day isn’t solely used to highlight the rampant and periculous inequality women continue to face across the planet, but it’s additionally a ...

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Anna Harvey

02 March 2020

From Ailments to Artworks: Five Artists who used Illness to Inspire their Creativity

While we wait for Coronavirus to blow over, here are five artists who used periods of sickness to inspire their artworks and enhance their lives.

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Agathe Guibé

06 February 2020

INNSiDE Milano Torre GalFa chose the colour Artupia 👏👏

The well-known Spanish hotel group Melia inaugurated in December 2019, a new hotel in Milan, and Artupia has been selected as their art provider. A great opportunity for us to promote and share the talent of our artists.

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Anna Harvey

26 February 2020

Politics and Painting: Artists Lead Pro-Bernie Sanders Campaign

The artist-led campaign, Artists4Bernie, attracted hundreds of signatures, including the support of artists such as Kara Walker and Wu Tsang. Often critical of US imperialism, Bernie Sanders is a rare political figure who many feel they can trust.

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Anna Harvey

20 February 2020

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jean-Michel Basquiat

It’s Black History Month in North America, so we’re reflecting on the momentous obstacles faced by a community whose struggles persist today. Defying convention, figures like Jean-Michel Basquiat rewrote the narrative of not only what it meant to be a professional visual artist, but also a black visual artist.

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