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Moldovan artist visualises banking scandal with piles of cash

17 February 2017 · Chișinău · Moldova
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(Image: Pro TV)

Ever wondered what $1 billion looks like? Wonder no more. Moldovan artist Stefan Esanu has used towers of cash to illustrate Moldova's 2014 banking scandal.

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No walls: Kosovo independence monument gets topical redesign

17 February 2017 · Pristina · Kosovo
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  • (​‘New Born’ bëhet ‘No Walls’ / Kosova Press / YouTube)

Pristina's NEWBORN independence monument gets an annual redesign to mark Kosovo's independence day on 17 February. This year the changes to the monument are especially poignant — the monument has been adapted to incorporate the phrase “No Walls”.

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Geometry of now: Moscow power station hosts investigation in sound

14 February 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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  • GES-2 (Image: Gleb Leonov)

  • GES-2 (Image: Ivan Erofeev)

  • GES-2 (Image: Sergey Sapazhnikov)

From 20 — 27 February, Moscow's GES-2 power station will be transformed into a site of sonic experimentation for V-A-C Foundation's Geometry of Now project.

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Catch the captivating films of Lithuanian artist Deimantas Narkevičius in London

10 February 2017 · Lithuania
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Still from 20 July 2015, 2016, Deimantas Narkevičius

20 July.2015, an exhibition by Lithuanian artist Deimantas Narkevičius, is now showing at east London's Maureen Paley gallery.

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Moscow’s Garage launches art travel agency

3 February 2017 · Russia
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From the installation Cradle of Humankind by Arseny Zhilayev, Russian artist, curator and co-founder of the Voronezh Center for Contemporary Art

The Moscow-based Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is encouraging visitors to venture beyond the Russian capital, with the launch of their new art travel agency.

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Polish artist transforms spa building with vibrant public artwork

2 February 2017 · Poland
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  • (Image: SEIKON / Facebook)

  • (Image: SEIKON / Facebook)

  • (Image: SEIKON / Facebook)

Polish artist Seikon has added a dynamic mural to the wall of a balneotherapy centre in Świdnica, southwestern Poland.

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This Belarusian designer lets you become a masterpiece while you sleep

2 February 2017 · Belarus
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  • (Masterpieces never sleep! / Lesha Limonov / YouTube)

Belarusian graphic designer Lesha Limonov's “Masterpieces Never Sleep!” project allows your nighttime self to step inside the frame and live your dreams through the eyes of iconic figures from a range of historic paintings.

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Bulgarian artist Christo cancels vast public artwork in Trump protest

31 January 2017 · Bulgaria
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Preparatory sketch for Over the River (Image: Over The River / Facebook)

Bulgarian-born conceptual artist Christo has taken the decision to cancel his Over the River project — a huge public artwork in Colorado that has already cost the artist over $15 million and more than 20 years — in protest against US President Donald Trump.

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Russian artist Pavel Pepperstein in first US show

24 January 2017 · Russia
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John and me early morning 22 Nov 1963, 2016, Pavel Pepperstein

In March New York's Julie Saul Gallery will present The Secret Drawings of Jacqueline Kennedy, the first solo US exhibition of works by Russian artist Pavel Pepperstein.

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90-year-old artist Geta Brătescu to represent Romania at Venice Biennale

23 January 2017 · Romania
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  • (Geta Brătescu. The Artist’s Studios (Los talleres de la artista) / MUSAC museo / YouTube)

With a career spanning over 50 years, 90-year-old visual artist Geta Brătescu is surely among the most experienced artists to represent Romania at the Venice Biennale.

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