La Biennale di Venezia was founded in 1895 and is now one of the most famous and prestigious cultural organizations in the world. Paolo Baratta has been its President since 2008 and before that from 1998 to 2001. La Biennale, who stands at the forefront of research and promotion of new contemporary art trends, organizes exhibitions and research in all its specific departments: Arts (1895), Architecture (1980), Cinema (1932), Dance (1999), Music (1930), and Theatre (1934). Its history is documented at the Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts (ASAC) that has been completely renovated in recent years.
The epic game between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur last week highlighted the strength of the English Premier League and the global appeal of Premier League football.
In a roller coaster game of attacking football four goals were scored in the first 21 minutes.The new off field VAR system introduced to help referees come to the correct decision ruled for Llorente’s crucial third goal for Spurs and against Sterlings stoppage time “winner” for City.
With the score line 4 – 3 on the night and Spurs goal from the previous game making the score 4 – 4 over the two legs Spurs emotionally progressed to the semi finals on the away goals rule.
Dozens of women film stars have held a protest at the Cannes film festival against gender-based discrimination in the industry.
Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Salma Hayek were among those taking part in the red-carpet demonstration.
The prestigious Cannes festival has come under criticism for failing to showcase more films by women directors. The protest comes after a period of turmoil in the industry following allegations of sexual harassment. This is the first Cannes festival since allegations of sexual abuse were first made against producer Harvey Weinstein last year. He has always denied engaging in non-consensual sex.
The Official Selection will be unveiled on April 18; but in the meantime, the Festival de Cannes is preparing to welcome film professionals from all over the world to its Marché du Film. The world’s leading film market and also the oldest, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019. The event is thriving: a sign of how positive the figures for this year’s festival are.
Created at the 1959 Cannes International Film Festival, the Marché du Film is now the indispensable venue for negotiations about most productions distributed in theatres, on television, at festivals or on internet platforms.
The Monte-Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, a commune that borders on Monaco. The event is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. The tournament is played on clay courts and is held every year in the April–May period. The Rolex Monte Carlo Masters has been one of the most prestigious events in the world of international tennis for over 100 years. Since 2000, the Monte Carlo Tournament has been part of an elite ATP Championship: Masters Series.
“INNOVATE. DON’T IMITATE.”
That’s the principle of the newest collection #nuderevolution of the makeup artist brand Illamasqua.
Illamasqua is defying the beauty industry’s conventional take on nude. Breaking boundaries with the new Nude Collection, empowering you to express yourself through a bold nude look. This new collection revealed:
This June, Christie’s presents The David Gilmour Guitar Collection: the personal guitar collection of the rock ‘n’ roll legend David Gilmour — guitarist, singer and songwriter of Pink Floyd. With more than 120 guitars, including his preferred Fender models of Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters, the auction on 20 June marks a rare opportunity for guitar aficionados, musicians and collectors to explore one of the world’s most comprehensive groupings of guitars that hooked generations. In advance of the New York sale, the entire David Gilmour Collection will be exhibited at Christie’s London followed by the 10 most iconic guitars in Los Angeles and will conclude with a full preview in New York. Estimates start at $300 with proceeds to benefit charity. Read more
The line-up for this year’s festival suggested a renewal for the world’s most famous festival. With innovation and discoveries the promise at a decidedly not on-demand festival, Cannes seems to have decided to burnish its leadership credentials As ever, there were new films from world-renowned filmmakers (Terry Gilliam, Lars von Trier, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Asghar Farhadi, Jean-Luc Godard and others), but the organisers have also clearly made an effort to include less familiar names among the 21 filmmakers vying to win the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top award. Still a necessary talking-point, though, is the lack of women (just three) among those 21 contenders. Over 70 years, the festival has expanded to fulfil many sets of expectations: red-carpet black-tie glamour from the biggest movie stars, breaking news and celebrity interviews for 4,000 global press, a vital film market for international buyers and sellers, and of course the films that will be assessed by the media and world’s most exacting critics. This year, the jury to award the festival’s big prize, the Palme d’Or, is headed by Cate Blanchett. Standing atop the steps of Cannes Film Festival, Cate Blanchett dedelivered a sunning speech on gender equality.
For a century, Bentley Motors has been manufacturing luxury cars that combine excellence and expertise, tradition and modernity. The Bentley Fragrances perfume collection draws its inspiration from this prestigious world in which leather and wood panelling become a work of art.
The new collection called “Beyond” is composed by three rising young master perfumers, the first trio of the collection takes us to three different countries India, Indonesia or Mexico.
The bottles are inspired by the curves and materials used by Bentley Motors, combining power and style.
The bottle features two Bentley icons: the famous knurling on the stopper and the legendary “flying B” perching proudly on its top. Read more
Evolve Organic Beauty, a studio in Hertfordshire (England) is known for it’s handmade organic and natural skin, body and hair care products. The company is designed to make it easy for people to take small steps towards being healthier and greener in their everyday lives. Therefore the company chooses ‘green science’, the power of plants, over the synthetic alternatives you will find in most mass produced cosmetics and toiletries.