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In Case You Missed It: What Happened in Art, Fashion, Pop Culture
Hong Kong to welcome a new museum; 2017 Fashion trends to buy; Shepard Fairey and Blondie partner on...
Entertainment 02 Jan 2017

We finally say goodbye to the disaster 2016 was and greet 2017 with open arms and with a clean slate. Last year, too many Hollywood and celebrities icons were taken away from us – most recently on Christmas day (of all days) George Michael, then Carrie Fisher on 27th, followed by her mother Debbie Reynolds a day after. Nevertheless, we hope you celebrated NYE in style and have listed your resolutions for the New Year. Mine usually remain the same considering I never accomplish any of them, which amounts to a significant amount of guilt and self-loathing, which I remedy by eating cake.
Now, before you start your juice cleans or head off to your first zumba class as part of your NY resolution, have a look through at what you missed last week.
#1  Most overused terms in the art world in 2016
hans-ulrich-obrist-curator_theartgorgeousCould you guess which ones? According to a news source, here is a selection of the most overused words in the arts in 2016: emerging, famous, carefully (as in carefully curated), immersive, and activist. What do you think?
#2  Shepard Fairey Announces Collab Partner For OBEY Fashion Line
Shepard Fairey will be collaborating with Blondie’s Debbie Harry on the artist’s new OBEY clothing line. This new woman-infused fashion collection is expected to be released this fall, and will coincide with the 40 year anniversary of Blondie’s debut at CBGB nightclub in New York.
#3  Hong Kong to Have Another New Museum
beijing-palace-museum_theartgorgeous Hong Kong will have its own branch of the famous museum, Beijing Palace Museum set to be installed in the West Kowloon Cultural District, joining Hong Kong’s upcoming contemporary art museum M+. The Hong Kong Jockey Club will be funding the project with a contribution of USD 450 million, demonstrating a developing cultural tie between Mainland China and Hong Kong.
#4  What to keep and what to shop for in 2017
Generally, a New Year translates into a new you and a new wardrobe. Therefore, here are the recommended items and trends to keep or buy in 2017 as listed in your trusted fashion websites: dusty pinks; timeless classic pieces that go with everything; leather jackets; bold shapes and patterns (remember the 80s are in); stripes; and keep your floral prints.
#5  Chinese Artists Interpret Vivienne Westwood Legacy
Shanghai’s K11 Art Mall recently opened a new exhibition “Monument of the Peach Blossom Valley”, showcasing Chinese artists’ interpretation of the Dame of Fashion, Vivienne Westwood’s work and style. Through painting, sculpture, and animation, each art work intends to challenge and question viewers about our impact on environmental issues.
Photos via: Allure.com; Surface Magazine; Artnet; Dazed

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