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The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. (Photo: Courtesy Garage Museum of Contemporary Art)

Russia Rendered

Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has released the artist list for its inaugural Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. According to a press release, the exhibition hopes to offer “insight into the diversity of social tendencies that constitute the under-explored Russian art scene.”

The Future of Ford

Ford will invest $1 billion in Argo AI, an autonomous driving technology company founded by former Google and Uber employees. “We think automation is going to define the automobile in the next decade, and autonomous vehicles will have as significant an impact on society as Ford’s moving assembly line did 100 years ago,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president and chief executive.
[Fast Company]

Making History

Burhan Ozbilici’s image of the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has won the World Press Photo of the Year award. Ozbilici said he fought fear to take the photo, thinking, “I’m a journalist. I have to do my work. I could run away without making any photos … But I wouldn’t have a proper answer if people later ask me: ‘Why didn’t you take pictures?’”

Prada Profits

Prada saw sales grow last month, after a year of sliding revenue. The positive report is attributed to renewed demand in Europe and Asia, a trend that has also bolstered brands such as LVMH, Kering, and Burberry.
[Business of Fashion]

Miles Cahn, 1921-2017

Miles Cahn, who founded Coach with his wife in 1961, died on Friday. “Looking back at it, I can appreciate that life, for all its randomness, has dealt me a good hand,” Cahn recently wrote.
[The New York Times]

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