What To Read This Week: 13 – 19 Feb. Catch up on the latest art news selected by Lynx Team.

From stunning photography taken by Jędrzej Franek, to the podcast about the creativity and The Metropolitan Museum of Art surprising announcement on new policy.

Catch up on the latest art news selected by Lynx Team.

Here Is the Artist List for the 2017 Venice Biennale

By Andrew Russeth / Artnews

Quietly, with apparently no fanfare, the organizers of the Venice Biennale have released the artist list for the central show in this year’s edition, which opens May 13. Titled “Viva Arte Viva” and organized by Christine Macel, it includes deceased heavyweights like Bas Jan Ader and Franz West, living heavyweights like Kiki Smith and Olafur Eliasson, and young guns like Rachel Rose and Dawn Kasper. Here, too, is John Waters. (If you were curating a biennial, wouldn’t you want John Waters in it?) The list follows in full below. (The artists tapped for the national pavilions can be read right over here.)

Read more here.

The Giardini in Venice, one site of the Biennale’s main show, Wikimedia

Photo of the week: a vertigo-inducing view from above Poznań‘s smog

By Liza Premiyak / The Calvert Journal

Our photo of the week by Polish photographer Jędrzej Franek shows a tower block in his home town Poznań from an incredible height.

The building in question is the Ola Bialego estate: built in the 1990s and captured by the photographer from the kitchen window of his parents’ flat in January. Franek has been co-ordinator of Poznań Design Days since 2014 but for the last seven years he has also been documenting the architecture and urban life around his city — a combined interest which he calls “archigrafia”.

Read more here.


The Met Makes Its Images of Public-Domain Artworks Freely Available through New Open Access Policy

By The Met

(New York, February 7, 2017)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today its adoption of a new policy: all images of public-domain artworks in the Museum’s collection are now available for free and unrestricted use. This updated policy, known as Open Access, utilizes the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation. This policy change is an update to The Museum’s 2014 Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) initiative. The Met’s Open Access policy facilitates the use of more than 375,000 images of public-domain artworks for both scholarly and commercial purposes. The Museum is collaborating with global partners to enable greater access to the collection.

Read more here.


Creativity and Character
By Philosophy 24/7

Philosophy 24/7  – Listen to the podcast

Do you have to be courageous to be creative? Or is it better to give the public what the public wants? What are the character traits that make somebody exceptionally creative?

David Edmonds talks to Professor Matthew Kieran of the University of Leeds about what Philosophical Psychology can tell us about the stuff of genius.

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