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Oh, how the mighty have fallen: a bust of the Greek god Hermes, the revered messenger of Mt. Olympus, was discovered during routine sewage work in Central Athens last Friday, built into the wall of a drainage duct.
According to the Greek Culture Ministry, the head is in the style of the Herm of Hermes carved by Alcamenes, a Greek sculptor who worked in Lemnos and Athens in the second half of the fifth century BCE. Herms, stone columns topped by the head of Hermes that served as road markers, are among the oldest forms of Ancient Greek cult structures.
The newly-found work dates from the end of the fourth or beginning of the third century BCE. It depicts the god in adulthood, in contrast to more common renderings of the emissary god in the prime of youth.
The bust is reported to be in good condition and was immediately transferred to the Athens Ephorate of Antiquities, an agency of the Ministry of Culture.
While staying as a house guest, a naked Le Corbusier defiled Gray’s minimalist, color-blocked walls that were only restored in 2015.
Keep your friends close and your bad art friends closer.
Hear from Holly Jean Buck, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, Simon Denny, Elizabeth Hoover, Renee Kemp-Rotan, Joseph Kunkel, and more at this free public event.
In his new book, Tyler Green argues that landscape was Emerson’s method of glorifying territories shaped and bordered by white men.
“The 52-hertz Whale,” which sings a song at a frequency no other whale uses, is a social media phenomenon. But this film shows that the phenomenon says more about us than whales.
EFA Open Studios offers a portal into the creative habitats of over 65 artists working in Manhattan’s longest-running studio program, including Dannielle Tegeder, Wafaa Bilal, Cui Fei, and Anina Major.
The unvarnished photographs celebrate the lives, beauty, and resilience of an oppressed group at Chile’s social peripheries in the 1980s, and the series was recently acquired by MOCA in Los Angeles.
51 international publishers and galleries showcase their latest editions in prints and artists’ books at this free public fair, which is fully online this year.
The University of Virginia researchers wrote that the data “provides compelling evidence that these symbols are associated with hate.”
We are waiting for spectacle and when the quotidian, yet incongruous actions occur I wonder whether there is any real payoff coming.
Tanega’s approach to mark-making comes across as stream of consciousness, as if she’s engaged in a conversation with herself.