Cecilia Vicuña Sees Venice Through Her Mother’s Eyes

An unforgettable artwork at this year’s Venice Biennale captivates visitors long before they step foot in the Giardini or the Arsenale. Gazing out from Venice’s vaporetti, the iconic public water buses that ferry passengers across the greenish lagoon, are the eyes of Cecilia Vicuña’s mother. As visitors disembark at the aquatic city’s buoyant docks against … Read more

Fragmented Identity Through the Eyes of Chun Hua Catherine Dong

Arcade Project Curatorial inaugurated its new gallery space in East Williamsburg last month with a show of works by Chun Hua Catherine Dong. cleavage, The Montreal-based artist’s first solo show in New York City, showcased Dong’s augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), video, photography, and sculpture pieces. The show explored the experience of being an … Read more

Science Confirms That Life Flashes Before the Eyes Upon Death

It’s been an age-old trope in works of literature, poetry, and art for ages, but now science confirms it’s true: Life does indeed flash before your eyes when you die. When an 87-year-old epilepsy patient unexpectedly passed away during a brain scan, the scan found that his brain seemed to replay memories in the 30 … Read more

Rome’s New Cooking Museum Invites Visitors to Feast With Their Eyes

Page spread from The Opera of Bartolomeo Scappi (1570), a cookbook written by the private chef of Pope Pius V (all images courtesy Museo della Cucina) If there’s one thing Italians are known for, it is zipping around on Vespas without a care in the world — but a close second would of course be … Read more

Security Guard Who Drew Eyes on Russian Painting Opens Up – ARTnews.com

A security guard who was arrested last December for drawing eyes on a painting of faceless figures at the Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg spoke about the vandalism in an interview with Russian news site E1. Aleksandr Vasiliev, a decorated veteran of the Afghan and Chechen wars, told journalist Elena Pankratieva that he believed the 20th-century … Read more