Art News In Briefs
BBC World News has published an interesting video on how Americans are using new media to engage with the arts. A report from the National Endowment for the Arts shows that Americans who participate through electronic media are three times more likely to go to a gallery, theatre or concert than those who never go online (CLICK). Another BBC video reports on the controversy stirred up by Takashi Murakami's tasteless, gaudy, plastic, Manga-style junk being exhibited in the Palace of Versailles (CLICK). The Threadneedle Prize for painting and sculpture is the current exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London until 18 September, admission £2.50, silver surfers £1.50; there's also a debate on art funding (CLICK).