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.
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.
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:
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.
“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