In Washington, artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada creates a giant face on the mall

The enormous face emerging on the Mall in Washington is laid out on six acres of open space next to the Reflecting Pool and just west of the National World War II Memorial. Although workers were still constructing the image last week, using dark potting soil on a background of lighter-colored sand, an eye and the nose and chin of a young man were already clearly visible from high in the Washington Monument.

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Chains Spurn Netflix Plan to Screen ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel

Regal Cinemas and Cinemark said Tuesday that they would not screen the film, which will debut simultaneously on Netflix and on some Imax screens.






Australia announces title for new pavilion’s inaugural exhibit at 56th Venice Biennale

Fiona Hall AO will represent Australia at the 56th Venice Biennale with Wrong Way Time, an installation that brings together hundreds of multi-part works from this renowned artist’s prolific practice. The artist’s love of nature and with things ‘counter and strange’, coupled with an eye for the foibles of human nature, will underlie this multi-layered examination of three intersecting concerns: global politics, finances and the environment. In common with many of us, Hall sees in these failed states ‘a minefield of madness, badness, sadness, in equal measure’, stretching beyond the foreseeable future. “Wrong Way Time will be a rich, archaeological display that imagines and embodies some of the issues and fluctuations of our time,” says curator Linda Michael. “Though Hall responds to the perilous state of the environment or shared anxieties about the future, her exhibition