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Meet the Ukrainian artist turning the ruins of a refugee camp into poignant sculptures

21 June 2018 · Ukraine
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  • Image: Matthew Stanton

  • Image: Matthew Stanton

  • Image: Matthew Stanton

  • Image: Matthew Stanton

  • Image: Matthew Stanton

  • Image: Matthew Stanton

  • Image: Matthew Stanton

Ukrainian artist Stanislava Pinchuk spent half a year mapping the remains of Europe’s most notorious refugee camp: “The Jungle” in Calais.

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Albania is turning Tirana’s own socialist pyramid into a major tech hub

21 June 2018 · Tirana · Albania
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The Pyramid of Tirana. Image: Patrice Wangen under a CC licence

One of Albania’s most iconic communist-era landmarks is set to be transformed into a new culture and technology centre.

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Art Food: the Polish ceramics show that’s serving up the future

21 June 2018 · Poland
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From Instagram to glossy magazines, food culture is thriving. Cooks and food stylists spend hours agonising over the perfect photo-worthy dish — and what the food is served on can make all the difference.

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Top Canadian arts festivals call on Russia to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

20 June 2018 · Russia · Ukraine
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Image: Antonymon under a CC licence

Two of Canada’s top art festivals have joined calls to free Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov from prison in Russia.

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Subterranean River: take a spiritual journey through Japan with Poland’s Łukasz Rusznica

20 June 2018 · Wrocław · Poland
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  • Image: Łukasz Rusznica

  • Image: Łukasz Rusznica

  • Image: Łukasz Rusznica

  • Image: Łukasz Rusznica

  • Image: Łukasz Rusznica

When Polish photographer Łukasz Rusznica travelled through Japan, he chose spirits and supernatural creatures to be his guides.

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Outlaw Moscow releases high-fashion face masks in new Greenpeace collab

20 June 2018 · Romania
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Moscow street brand Outlaw has created a new collection of high-fashion face masks in a new collab with Greenpeace Russia.

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Kazakh photographer wins Paris photo prize with her visions of Soviet sainthood

19 June 2018 · Kazakhstan · Soviet Union
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  • Image: Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

  • Image: Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

  • Image: Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

  • Image: Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

  • Image: Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

Almaty-based photographer Svetlana Melik-Nubarova has scooped two prizes at this year’s Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris.

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What is a supersize floating sculpture doing in London’s Hyde Park?

19 June 2018 · Bulgaria
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  • Image: Wolfgang Volz

  • Image: Wolfgang Volz

  • Image: Wolfgang Volz

  • Image: Wolfgang Volz

  • Image: Wolfgang Volz

  • Image: Wolfgang Volz

  • Image: Wolfgang Volz

  • Image: Wolfgang Volz

  • Image: Wolfgang Volz

Bulgarian-born artist Christo has unveiled his latest supersize sculpture in the heart of London’s Hyde Park.

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Uncover Slovakia’s Soviet-era gems with Bratislava’s skate scene

18 June 2018 · Bratislava · Slovakia
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Slovakia’s sprawling Soviet-era monuments span the divide between past and present.

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Romanian museum loses Brancusi masterpiece amid unpaid insurance

18 June 2018 · Bucharest · Romania
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An iconic sculpture by Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi has been removed from the National Art Museum in Bucharest after staff were left unable to gather enough funds to insure the priceless artefact. 

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