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Ai Weiwei’s refugee film Human Flow picked up by Amazon

By David D’Arcy / The Art Newspaper

The media production arm of the online retailer giant plans to release the documentary theatrically this autumn and stream it online

Human Flow, Ai Weiwei’s first feature film about the global refugee crisis which premieres at the Venice International Film Festival at the end of this month, is due to be released in American theatres this autumn.

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A still from Human Flow, by Ai Weiwei

A still from Human Flow, by Ai Weiwei

 


Cindy Sherman’s Instagram is now public

By Marianne Eloise / The Dazed

And it’s like a free, slightly terrifying, online exhibit

Photographer Cindy Sherman has made her Instagram, which has been active but private since October, public. Artnet was the first to notice the account, which in many ways is full of new pieces – raising questions of what counts as “art”.

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@_cindysherman_ on Instagram

@_cindysherman_ on Instagram

 


Gosia Cwiech’s post-truth evocation of miasma

By Sophie Wright / The British Journal of Photography

“Breathing in odour from rotting organic forms was believed to be extremely dangerous to general health. This perfectly relates to contemporary issues of propaganda, post-truth and conflicts with a sociopolitical background,” says the Polish-born photographer

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From the series Miasma © Gosia Cweich

From the series Miasma © Gosia Cweich

 


A Janitor Preserves the Seized Belongings of Migrants
By Peter C. Baker / The New Yorker

Tom Kiefer was a Customs and Border Protection janitor for almost four years before he took a good look inside the trash. Every day at work—at the C.B.P. processing center in Ajo, Arizona, less than fifty miles from the border with Mexico—he would throw away bags full of items confiscated from undocumented migrants apprehended in the desert.

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What to read

In addition to backpacks, shopping bags are used to transport food and belongings. Many are durable and nonbiodegradable in the desert environment.
THOMAS KIEFER / INSTITUTE

 



From the Contemporary Lynx archives:

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017 – TRACING POLISH DESIGNERS VIA INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK

Along with spring, Milan Design Week comes back. If you can’t make it to Italian capital of design for one of the most prestigious events in the world of modern design, here is a quick overview of Polish designers taking part this year. For updates follow the Instagram and Facebook accounts of: Zięta ProcessdesignMalaforFam FaraEnde Ceramics, and Witek Golik.

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Milan Design Week

Zieta Prozessdesign, photo facebook

 

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