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Zilkens' News Blog Archive

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

Zilkens‘ News Blog 18 2023

Yes, there was a lot going on in Berlin during Gallery Weekend - and: yes, everyone who is anyone was there and immortalised themselves on Instagram. In particular, the chairmen of some museum associations never tired of trumpeting to the world: "I was here, too, and let's see who with whom". Art and the vanity fair have an intimate relationship. And in the end, that's ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 17 2023

Stefan Kobel reports on various art fairs that took place last week: Brussels, Milan and Dallas as well as the sustainability efforts of the Art Dealers Association of America. Sustainability is also increasingly becoming an issue in the sale of financial investments. The only problem is that some political currents in Europe think that climate neutrality can only be achieved by reducing CO² emissions and ... read more