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These Russian cartoons are going global after being picked up by Netflix

12 September 2018 · Russia
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  • An episode of Be-Be Bears (in Russian)

Global streaming giant Netflix has snapped up the rights to two Russian cartoons that are set to be released worldwide.

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Check out the iridescent cube that’s kicking off Tirana’s latest transformation

12 September 2018 · Tirana · Albania
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  • Image: Stefano Boeri Architetti

  • Image: Stefano Boeri Architetti

  • Image: Stefano Boeri Architetti

  • Image: Stefano Boeri Architetti

  • Image: Stefano Boeri Architetti

  • Image: Stefano Boeri Architetti

Construction work has begun on a landmark Albanian building that is kicking off the ambitious Tirana 2030 regeneration program.

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Forget driverless cars: it’s time for robotic Russian ice cream trucks

11 September 2018 · Russia
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Autonomous cars might already be hitting the streets of San Francisco, but one Russian tech firm is taking things one step further, with an driverless ice cream truck ready to track down hungry pedestrians.

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Active, Engaged, Aware: Explore the modern female gaze with Organ Vida in Zagreb

11 September 2018 · Zagreb · Croatia
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  • Image: Ulla Deventer, Butterflies are a Sign of a Good Thing

  • Image: Rinko Kawauchi, Aura

  • Image: Nina Berman, An Autobiography of Miss Wish

  • Image: Nydia Blas, The Girls Who Spun Gold

  • Image: Arvida Byström, Cherry Picking

  • Image: Anna Ehrenstein, Tales of Lipstick and Virtue

  • Image: Amalia Ullman, Privilege

Croatia’s Organ Vida photography festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a program exploring the female gaze in a changing society.

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Artist Urs Fischer is burning a sculpture of Russia’s most famous art collector

10 September 2018 · Russia
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  • Installation view. © Urs Fischer. Image: Lucy Dawkins

  • Sasha (2018). © Urs Fischer. Image: Stefan Altenburger

  • Sasha (2018). © Urs Fischer. Image: Stefan Altenburger

A lifesize candle depicting the founder of one of Russia’s leading art museums is set to be slowly burnt in the middle of one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods as part of a new art installation by Swiss artist Urs Fischer.

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Lithuanian artist launches LGBT rainbow flashmob after arson attack

10 September 2018 · Vilnius · Lithuania
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Lithuanians are fighting to flood their country with hundreds of rainbow flags following a suspected homophobic arson attack against an artist in Vilnius.

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This rapper’s manager says the Kremlin paid $30,000 to spark an online rap battle

7 September 2018 · Russia
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Russian officials agreed to pay out almost $30,000 for an online hip-hop track to spark its own rap battle between two bloggers, a music industry insider has alleged.

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These Malevich-inspired vases are your latest design must-have

7 September 2018 · Kiev · Ukraine
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  • Image: NOOM

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  • Image: NOOM

  • Image: NOOM

  • Image: NOOM

  • Image: NOOM

  • Image: NOOM

  • Image: NOOM

  • Image: NOOM

Ukrainian design studio NOOM is channelling the avant-garde spirit of Kazimir Malevich with a new collection of lamps and vases inspired by the Soviet art icon.

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Bring the beauty back into architecture with this new open call in Tallinn

6 September 2018 · Tallinn · Estonia
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Architects fighting against “bland globalisation” are being called to submit their vision to transform an upcoming neighbourhood in Estonia.

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Discover the finalists of the New East Photo Prize 2018

3 September 2018
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  • Image: Bolgárka Éva Zellei, Furnishing the Sacred

  • Image: Antal Bánhegyesy, Orthodoxia

  • Image: Daria Garnik, Gagarin

  • Image: Join the Cool, Vinietka (Ukrainian graduation album)

  • Image: Vika Eksta, The Devil’s Lake

  • Image: Karol Pałka, Edifice

  • Image: Lucia Sekerková, Vrăjitoare

  • Image: Michał Sierakowski, Wild Fields

  • Image: Lana Stojićević, Sunny Side

  • Image: Michal Solarski, Infirmi

  • Image: Alnis Stakle, Heavy Waters

  • Image: Fyodor Telkov, Ural Mari

  • Image: Ilkin Huseynov, Shared Waters

  • Image: Peter Trembeczki, Victory

  • Image: Adam Wilkoszarski, After Season

  • Image: Elena Subach and Viacheslav Poliakov, City of Gardens

Calvert 22 Foundation has announced the finalists for this year’s New East Photo Prize.

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