Hey art squad, how are you doing? We know times are tough right now but we’re here to make things better. The world may be changing but we’re here to get you through by spreading #goodvibes only. So, to make you feel good about life, here’s 10 good things that happened in the art world this week!
Sofia Coppola Is Making A TV Show
Yep, that’s right, art girl fave Sofia Coppola is coming to a small screen near you! Everyone’s favourite director is adapting The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton, the first ever female winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The series is being made for Apple TV and we can’t wait for it to be released!
You Can Get A Yoshitomo Nara Skateboard
While we’d advise most of you to stay at home for now, here’s something to look forward to once it’s safe to play outside again. To commemorate Yoshitomo Nara’s retrospective at LACMA, The Skateroom has launched limited edition skateboards with the artist’s cute characters on.
Walt Disney Is Exhibiting Young Artists From Across The Globe
Probably every young artist’s dream was to collaborate with Disney and now some of them are doing it (well, sort of). The Walt Disney Family Museum is launching The World of Tomorrow, a virtual exhibition showing work submitted by artists across the world, which will go on virtual display soon.
You Can Learn To Draw With Studio Ghibli
This is something you can let your mini art squad join in with! Studio Ghibli’s Toshio Suzuki has just appeared in a video uploaded to YouTube by Nagoyoa City Board of Education. The clip shows him teaching us how to draw our favourite characters. Grab your paper and pens!
David Zwirner Is Hosting French And Belgian Galleries
We love it when we see the art world helping each other out. Mega-gallery David Zwirner is doing just that as it is allowing galleries from Paris and Brussels to enter its online viewing room. The fourth edition of Platform includes the participation of galleries Damien & The Love Guruand High Art.
Artists Are Making Masks From Their Studios
Instagram is full of selfies in masks these days, with the face covering fast becoming the must-have accessory for 2020. And artists are responding too by using their creativity to make their own masks. Artists including Michelle Hartney, Stephanie Syujco, Natalie Baxter and Valery Jung Estabrook are all at it, with many donating them to frontline health workers and other good causes.
Olafur Eliasson Launches FREE VR Artworks
Ever wanted to buy an artwork, but simply didn’t have the funds? Now’s your chance, everyone’s favourite eco-friendly artist Olafur Eliasson has just launched WUNDERKAMMER via Acute Art, a series of AR collectibles that include glowing suns, rainbows and clouds, all of which are free to download!
Luckylefthand Paints Positivity At Louis Vuitton’s Parisian Headquarters
Louis Vuitton’s Paris headquarters are looking a lot more colourful these days, which is thanks to a huge painting called Nine Colours, Nine Eyes and Nine Hearts by Luckylefthand. The work was made to bring positivity during the Parisian lockdown, and it’s certainly making us smile!
You Can Star In A Rihanna Campaign
OK, this isn’t technically art news, but we have explained in the past how RiRi is connected to the art world, and we can all agree that this is very good news. Savage X Fenty are inviting you to star in a campaign, and all you need to do is post a photo on the gram. Maybe we’ll see an art girl as a model in the next collection…
Instagram Is Tackling Mean Comments
Hallelujah! It’s no secret that the art world is bitchy, and online people can turn downright nasty. Luckily, Instagram is taking a step to change that, with a new tool that allows us to manage negative comments and even highlight positive ones as we are soon able to Pin Comments. We’re super happy!
Text Lizzy Vartanian