Art results of the week: 18.11.2019 – 24.11.2019

  • New Berlin foundation turns AI into immersive art. A new non-profit art foundation has launched in Berlin to create exhibitions exploring scientific innovation in art, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality and quantum computing. Known as LAS Light Art Space, the foundation is backed by Jan Fischer, a German transport entrepreneur and activist, – The Art Newspaper reports.
  • Amnesty exhibition inspired by Article 19 tours Europe. Featuring work by Gerhard Richter, Yoko Ono, William Kentridge and more Art 19 is an Amnesty exhibition inspired by Article 19, which defends freedom of expression. The show tours Europe next month.
  • French Luxury Giant LVMH Nears Deal to Buy Tiffany. The $16 billion acquisition would be the largest ever in the luxury sector. An agreement could be announced as soon as Monday, – reports CNBC. – Shares of Tiffany, the iconic New York-based jeweler, have risen over hopes of a higher priced deal. Shares closed on Friday at $125.51. They had traded at about $140 in the middle of last year. Jewelry was one of the strongest performing areas of the luxury industry in 2018, according to consultancy Bain & Co, which forecast that comparable sales in the $20 billion global market were set to grow 7% this year.
  • The scientists planning to use art to explore the cosmos. Researchers on the hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence are using videos, music and more to go beyond the final frontier. Since 1984, the scientific research institute SETI has worked with some of the brightest minds on our planet: astronomers, solar system dynamics experts, exoplanet detection specialists, astrochemists. All of them are on a mission to decode the universe’s mysteries, – The Guardian reports.