There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Sunday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from July 10th – July 17th, 2016.

Jonathan Bachman Photograph

Source: BBC

From Brexit to the US Presidential Elections 2016, there are a number of big changes happening around the world. This week in Art News RoundUp, we bring you top stories about how world politics affect the art world!

How Do Photographs Define Movements?

Inspired by the excitement around Jonathan Bachman’s photograph depicting a black woman calmly resisting police officials, Artsy addresses the way in which well-timed photographs go on to become iconic symbols of that particular time or event in this article. Full Story Here 

Brexit: An Excellent Time To Invest In Art, Says Don Thompson

The author and economist, Don Thompson has predicted some short term effects the Brexit might have on the Art Market and, according to him, the near future looks quite colorful! The UK’s exit from the EU and its regulations will make it comparatively easier to invest in art and make London a much stronger auction market. This also means that now might be a great time to invest! Full Story Here 

Jonathan Bachman Photograph

Source: Artsy

Charges Against Corey Menafee For Destroying “Racist” Art To Be Dropped

Corey Menafee, a Yale University employee, has been in the news for quite some time now. Menafee has been charged with a felony for first-degree criminal mischief and a misdemeanor for second-degree reckless endangerment for destroying a stained glass panel that he described as “racist, and very degrading”. Yale recently put in a formal request to the State Attorney to drop charges against Menafee. Full Story Here 

Climate Change A Serious Threat To World Heritage Sites

This past May, UNESCO released a 100 page World Heritage and Tourism report that lists six World Heritage sites, including The Statue Of Liberty and Venice, as being under immediate threat from climate change. Next week, the 40th UNESCO World Heritage Committee will meet in order to nominate and add properties to the World Heritage List. Full Story Here 

Jonathan Bachman Photograph

Source: Artnet

Deborah Kass Trumps Trump, Pop Art Style

Donald Trump has inspired yet another artist. New York artist Deborah Kass recently announced her “Vote Hillary” campaign with an Andy Warhol style screenprint on Instagram. The work takes inspiration from Warhol’s iconic “Vote McGovern”. Full Story Here 

Three New Exhibition Openings At The Agora Gallery

On July 14, Agora Gallery had the opening reception for three new exhibitions – Dynamic Visions, Figuratively Speaking and The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France, featuring exceptional artists from around the world. Full Story Here 

Jonathan Bachman Photograph

Opening Reception, Agora Gallery

These are just some of the many news stories that caught our eye this past week. For more stories as-they-happen, be sure to also follow our Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for our newsletter for news about Agora Gallery, our exhibitions, and our artists!

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