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October 1st, 2018

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Fall is here and with it comes a flurry of openings, events and debuts. Maybe all of this cultural activity has made you a bit behind on your art news. We’ve got you covered. From the quirky to the inspired, we’ve rounded up the stories we can’t stop talking about at the AGO.

All those vacation photos on social media looking eerily similar? Hyperallergic talked to the creator of a new Instagram account that illustrates our photos may not be as original as we think.

Known for his sculptures and large-scale installation art, renowned artist Olafur Eliasson joins his sister, chef Victoria Eliasdóttir, to open a new Reykjavik restaurant. Based on the communal lunches served at Eliasson’s Berlin studio, the restaurant promises to serve “food experimentation and impromptu encounters” while the artist works upstairs.

Edmonton recently unveiled a new Indigenous sculpture park featuring six installations by Indigenous artists from across Canada. The park’s name, ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ (pronounced Ee-nu), is a Cree word meaning “I am of the Earth.”

Is contemporary art the kale of the art world? George Goldner, former curator of prints and drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum says “Yes” in an essay for the Art Newspaper.

A new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum proves that video games are an art form, writes Stephen Bush in the New Statesman.

Just released – the first trailer for artist and director Julian Schnabel’s new biopic of legendary painter Vincent van Gogh. Starring Willem Dafoe as Van Gogh, the film also stars Oscar Isaac as Gauguin.

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