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Zilkens' News Blog Archive

Zilkens‘ News Blog 24 2023

Normally, tourism has its downsides for the country that is accordingly haunted for its attractiveness. The presence of museums does not lead to feelings of happiness in many a politician's brain, because good art is not to be had for free. Once again, Italy shows that there is another way: add a special tax to the entrance fee, which goes directly to Emiglia Romagna. This ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 23 2023

The Insurance Monitor concluded last week with humour: "2023 is the first normal year after the pandemic. But many changes due to the epidemic remain. This applies to work in the home, the famous home office. By the way, our British colleagues are always surprised at the choice of words, for them the home office is the Home Office. By coincidence, there is a whole ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 22 2023

Wikipedia is far from being AI - but the platform is a source from which AI draws information. It is considered a good example of swarm intelligence because a wealth of authors share their knowledge. The control is exercised by people who check the texts against their own criteria and those set by Wikipedia and then let them be corrected or removed from the net. ... read more

Zilkens‘ News Blog 21 2023

After the auction week in New York was a far cry from the results of the last two years, the famous in Germany and probably deeply rooted in the soul doomsayers come to the fore who get excited about the alleged paradigm shift in the art market and paint portents on the wall. Anyone who has observed the art market over the last few decades ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 20 2023

"Everyone must respect the will of the people" says Erdogan, who leads the presidential election in Turkey with 49.3% so far, but has not won. It will probably only be decided on 28 May in a run-off election.Bremen has also voted and 6 parties have made it into the parliament of this dwarf state. There are only as many people living in the whole state ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 19 2023

Maurizio Cattelan is regarded by some as a gifted artist, by others as a clever plagiarist who has succeeded in marketing Warhol's preference for artistically designed bananas much better than Thomas Baumgärtel, the "banana sprayer", who would have gladly received 150,000 USD for a banana stuck on the wall. Now, in a Korean museum, a student allegedly ate the banana stuck to the wall because ... read more