Chloé Debuts an Art Project on Female Empowerment, and Other News

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A painting by Mie Olise Kjærgaard for Chloé Arts. Image courtesy of Chloé

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Chloé’s Paris flagship is debuting an initiative focused on “female accomplishment.”

Chloé’s flagship on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris is showcasing eight large-scale paintings by Danish artist Mie Olise Kjærgaard as part of its Chloé Arts initiative, which aims to highlight “female accomplishment.” Chemena Kamali, Chloé’s creative director, further emphasized the project’s goal of providing a platform for women’s voices and fostering interdisciplinary dialogue in the arts. Kjærgaard’s dynamic paintings feature women engaged in activities like playing tennis or riding bikes, resonating with Kamali’s vision of empowerment that informs Kamali’s inaugural collection for the fashion house.

Barcelona plans to ban short-term rentals by 2029 to help stabilize the housing market.

Barcelona is set to phase out short-term rentals by 2029 to address housing affordability issues exacerbated by tourism, Mayor Jaume Collboni announced. Existing licenses won’t be renewed, and new ones won’t be issued, affecting about 10,000 registered apartments. The move follows a surge in rents amid a doubling of tourist numbers since 2012, reflecting broader global trends where cities like New York have also restricted short-term rentals to stabilize housing markets.

Choi Goen. Photography by Kanghyuk Lee

Choi Goen wins the Frieze Seoul Artist Award and will present a commission at the fair.

Seoul-based artist Choi Geon, recognized for her sculptures crafted from discarded everyday objects, has been awarded the 2024 Frieze Seoul Artist Award. Choi will debut a large-scale installation at the fair, integrating found items such as exhaust pipes and air-conditioning units to explore the fair venue as a technological canvas. Selected by a jury including artist Jeon Jonnho and curators from institutions like the Leeum Museum of Art and London’s Hayward Gallery, Choi joins a roster of previous winners like Lauren Halsey and Precious Okoyomon.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash will close its gallery and transition to a “project-based advisory.”

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, the gallery known for representing artists like Pope.L and Martha Rosler, will close its Chelsea gallery and shift to a project-based advisory role. Founded in 1996 on the Upper East Side and relocated to Chelsea in 2005, the gallery plans to focus on consulting with primary market artists, managing art estates, and offering advisory services to collectors and foundations. The move follows a trend seen with other galleries adapting to changing market dynamics, aiming to continue representing artists while no longer maintaining a gallery space.

New satellite images are revealing extensive cultural heritage destruction in Artsakh.

A new report by Caucasus Heritage Watch (CHW) confirms a 75 percent increase in destroyed cultural sites across Artsakh since the displacement of ethnic Armenians this past year. CHW’s spring 2024 findings highlight significant destruction of schools, burial grounds, and sacred places, with a 29 percent rise in threatened sites. The report details the demolition of cultural landmarks like Kanach Zham church and the Ghazanchetsots cemetery, underscoring ongoing concerns over Azerbaijan’s impact on Armenian heritage amid global calls for accountability.

The excavations of Herculaneum in southern Italy. Photography by Marco CAntile/LightRocket via Getty Images

Today’s attractive distractions: 

A newly discovered exoplanet the size of Earth may actually be habitable.

The heat didn’t stop revelers from enjoying Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade.

An ancient Roman beach destroyed by Mount Vesuvius opens to the public.

Rising costs are driving a surge in online coupon use among U.S. shoppers.

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