Check out this week’s reading highlights! 5 hand-picked articles from across the art world.

THE 23 COOLEST NEIGHBOURHOODS IN EUROPE, ACCORDING TO TRAVEL BLOGGERS

By Edith Hancock / Business Insider

Praga — Warsaw was commended with the 4th place among 23 coolest districts around Europe.

Praga used to be one of the most dangerous parts of Warsaw, and even gained the nickname “The Bermuda Triangle” with locals. Today, though, it is a meeting place for the city’s artists and overflowing with artistic studios and galleries, alternative theatres, and underground clubs.

photo: Paul Sableman/Flickr

photo: Paul Sableman/Flickr


 

Karen Finley: Donald Trump Owes All of His Wealth to Arts and Culture

Karen Finley / TIME

Donald Trump is reportedly considering stripping the budgets for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This would have devastating consequences for our society; for our cultural diversity; for the many economies that are connected to promoting cultural heritage, innovation and production, both domestically and abroad; and to the many municipalities and neighborhoods that depend on cultural institutions for survival. So we might ask how the arts have personally enriched the president.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSERSL President Donald Trump poses for a photo in his office at Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, on May 17, 2016. Lucas Jackson—Reuters

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTSERSL
President Donald Trump poses for a photo in his office at Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, on May 17, 2016. Lucas Jackson—Reuters


How Snapchat Is Shaping Social Media

By Katie Benner / New York Times

Snap, the company that runs the social media service Snapchat, is headed for a blockbuster initial public offering of stock in 2017. Here is how Snap got to this point:

 Snapchat’s logo is instantly recognizable to its young fans. CreditLucas Jackson/Reuters

Snapchat’s logo is instantly recognizable to its young fans. CreditLucas Jackson/Reuters

 


Brad Troemel, the Troll of Internet Art

By Adrian Chen / New Yorker Magazine

His work is a jab at the rigid rules of the art world and an experiment in what art might look like if those rules didn’t exist.

Paul Sableman/Flickr

photo: Paul Sableman/Flickr


“What would you do if you were offered a small fortune for a painting the artist didn’t want sold?”

By Alexa Gotthardt / Artsy Editorial

This is the thorny moral question that drives the newly released documentary “Saving Banksy.” It follows the saga of one man’s quest to save an iconic graffiti work by the infamous street artist Banksy from being whitewashed by the city government or being ripped from the streets and sold at auction. In doing so, the film pulls back the curtain on an issue plaguing many street artists and the integrity of their work: the rampant dislodging and sale of street-art works against the will of artists

“This will look nice when it’s framed.” Image courtesy of Candy Factory Films and Parade Deck Films.

“This will look nice when it’s framed.” Image courtesy of Candy Factory Films and Parade Deck Films.

 

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