Arts

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  1. Cuban indie artists challenge government at Havana arts biennial

    A blustering bureaucrat fills a form out with your personal details and hands you a badge declaring you an inspector qualified to police Communist-run Cuba's cultural sector under a controversial new decree.
  2. Notre-Dame's famed rose window spared but blaze harms priceless artworks

    Four-hundred-year-old paintings hung high inside Notre-Dame were damaged by the immense fire that engulfed the Paris cathedral, but emergency workers formed a human chain to whisk gem-studded chalices and other priceless artefacts out of harm's way.
  3. AI Robot paints its own moonscapes in traditional Chinese style

    A Hong Kong artist has created an artificial intelligence (AI) robot which creates its own paintings.
  4. Art frenzy takes over Havana as biennial kicks off

    Cones of white paper sprout from the seasalt-eroded pillars of one colonial building along Havana's seafront, elaborately painted curtains cascade from another while out front children play with an installation of multicolored hoses.
  5. Artist Ai Weiwei takes aim at state violence in Mexico with Legos

    Chinese artist Ai Weiwei unveiled a new installation in Mexico that tells the story of 43 students likely massacred five years ago in a case that exposed government stonewalling and complicity in abuses, a frequent theme for the dissident artist.