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In Russia, contemporary art explodes from Soviet shackles

The former Soviet Union saw self-expression as a threat. But in today’s Russia, a modern art scene is emerging from underground – at the government’s invitation.
Read more… 23 February 2014


Where presidents, Proust and Pompadour slept

After a seven-year closure, the 18th-century chateau where royal mistress Madame de Pompadour once lived has reopened to the public.
18 February 2014


Is tourism undercutting Ethiopia’s rock-hewn churches?

After 700 years, Lalibela’s 11 Unesco-listed churches may be meeting their greatest foe: travellers.
Read more… 12 February 2014


Localites

The proposed metro makeover every Parisian is talking about

A bold plan could transform the city’s long-abandoned underground stations into swimming pools, art galleries – even a discotheque.
Read more… 11 February 2014


In today’s Paris, cutting-edge art, culture and cuisine

Old Masters, move aside: thanks to a contemporary art renaissance, the City of Light beams with 21st-century galleries, museums, even restaurants.
Read more… 25 January 2014


Three days with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Mexico City

From the 1920s to the 1950s, the lovers were Mexico's more shocking version of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, with an artistic output as well known as their tumultuous relationship.
Read more… 21 January 2014


Localites

Art meets social causes in Berlin

Get involved in the city’s thriving alternative arts scene with an exhibition that not only promotes local art but also helps local society.
Read more… 17 December 2013


Surreal shapes in Mexico’s cenotes

Underwater photographer Lia Barrett combines free diving, fairy tales and environmental activism.
Read more… 13 December 2013


Localites

Lighting up Fog City

Celebrate the festive season in San Francisco with six light-art installations that are setting the streets aglow.
Read more… 05 December 2013


Localites

A blank canvas for Vancouver

The Flats, the Canadian city’s newest art district, is luring visitors and locals with some of the city’s most exciting galleries and exhibition spaces.
Read more… 06 November 2013


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