Art Basel announced that it will be bringing together 273 galleries from 33 different countries for the marquee Swiss Fair which will be open to the public in September. Some of the first-timer galleries are Hong Kong’s Edouard Malingue Gallery, Paris’s High Art, London’s Union Pacific, Pristina’s LambdaLambdaLambda, and Cardi Gallery of Milan & London.
'Young Royals', a teen drama about Swedish royalty recently streamed on Netflix. The show has a lot of fans all over the world. Some shows to watch while you wait for the next season are 'Love, Victor', 'The Royals', 'Skam', 'Degrassi: The Next Generation', 'Genera+Ion', 'Elite', 'Skins', 'Trinkets', 'Everything Sucks!', and 'Gossip Girl' reboot.
In the floods caused by heavy rain in northern Karnataka, at least nine people have died and three are missing. Landslides have also been reported in Chikkamagluru, Shivamogga, Hassan, and Kodagu. Several rivers flowing above the danger levels, bridges in such areas were submerged affecting road connectivity. Belagavi is the worst-hit district.
Thousands of Australians took to streets of Sydney and other cities to protest against lockdown. The police arrested several protestors for breaking through the barriers and throwing bottles. Participants were unmasked and carried signs calling for "freedom" and "truth". New South Wales Police said that the protest was a breach of public health orders.
Two paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard have been added to France's national collections. Le Jeu de la Palette (The Paddle Game) and La Bascule (The Seesaw) were missing since 1786 and were found in 2017 by a family while inventorying a castle in Normandy. They will be displayed at the Musée Fabre. Another Fragonard painting had reappeared last month.
Shefali Shah said that she is finally getting the kind of work she wants and does not want to lose the wave she is riding. She added that female actors had a shelf life in the 80s, but today there are stories about men and women in different stages of life. Shah noted that playing the lead in Delhi Crime in 2019 was the turning point of her career.