Weekend Art Digest: Vol. 1

Hand-picked content from the world of art for your weekend reading and viewing.

Art + Design -
“Have you heard the sound that the night blossom makes when it blooms?” Noted cultural theorist and curator Nancy Adajania pays a heartfelt tribute to Zarina Hashmi in STIR


In the post-Coronavirus world, galleries and museums will need to be disinfected on a frequent basis. But what kind of impact will all these chemicals have on the artworks in there?  Francesca Casadio, executive director of conservation and science at the Art Institute of Chicago, writes in ARTnews that Coronavirus may end up changing the chemical composition of artworks forever


In Vulture, Pulitzer-winning art critic Jerry Saltz revisits the work he did in his 20s and 30s to assess why he failed as an artist - and what it takes to succeed as one


Claire Selvin in ARTnews charts out a short history of Picasso's Guernica, possibly the most famous mural ever made

 
Head over to Aeon to watch 0107 - b moll, a 3-minute short by Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo that uses the visual motif of Tokyo trains to create a rousing symphony out of flashing lights, endless commutes and the lonely crowds of big city life. 

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