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VANTABLACK

Anish Kapoor has been given exclusive usage rights to VantaBlack, a recently invented material that absorbs 99.96 percent of light that hits it—and artists are angry. [Daily Mail]

THE FUTURE

Google’s artificial intelligence gets its first art show. [Wired]

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has decided to allow the public to freely reproduce the late artist’s work under new fair use laws. [Artforum]

OOPS

The city of Reims, France, commissioned a work of street art, only to promptly order it to be scrubbed off in an apparent case of miscommunication. [BBC]

DETAILS

Miniature artist Mar Cerdà on collaborating with Wes Anderson. [The Guardian]

“Armchair archeologists reveal details of life in ancient Egypt.” [The Art Newspaper]

EUROPE

In Berlin, the Pergamon Museum’s tours in Arabic are forging a bridge to refugees. [New York Times]

Here’s a group show at wellwellwell in Vienna. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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