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Daily Visual 29.12.15: Former Goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek Dies

After suffering a cardiac arrest while out jogging on 20 December, on Tuesday afternoon the former football goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek died. He had been taken to a hospital in his hometown of Ostrava, Czech Republic, and placed in an induced coma, but brain scans showed irreversible damage and the decision was ultimately taken to switch off his life support. He was forty-seven…

Daily Visual 28.12.15: Deal On South Korean Comfort Women

On Monday, the foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan announced a deal meant to bring resolution to decades of animosity over the issue of comfort women: the tens of thousands of Korean women forced to work as sex slaves by Japan during the Second World War. In a joint statement delivered by Fumio Kishida alongside his South Korean counterpart Yun…

Daily Visual 21.12.15: Falcon 9 Rocket In Historic Landing

Late on Monday, the first stage booster of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed upright on solid ground at Cape Canaveral. With eleven satellites on board, the Falcon 9 travelled 200 kilometres before returning to Earth. This marks the first time that an orbital rocket has completed a soft landing, and it has been heralded as a major step towards…

Daily Visual 18.12.15: UN Sets Time Frame for Syria

On Friday the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution which outlines a path towards a peaceful settlement in Syria. United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 is billed as the first resolution focused exclusively on a political solution to the Syrian crisis. It calls for a ceasefire and talks beginning early January between the Syrian government and opposition groups. Expressing its support for…

Daily Visual 12.12.15: Paris Agreement on Climate

On Saturday world leaders at a climate conference in Paris agreed a historic deal, intending to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The deal was reached after almost two weeks of negotiations, which commenced on 30 November. Adopted by 196 participants, it marks the first time that all of the countries of the world,…

Daily Visual 07.12.15: Assemble Win Turner Prize 2015

On Monday, at a ceremony from Glasgow’s Tramway which was broadcast live on Channel 4, the architectural collective Assemble won the Turner Prize 2015. Assemble are a loose collective of eighteen young artists, designers, and architects, who began working together in 2010 and share a studio in east London. They received their nomination for the Granby Four Streets project in Toxteth, part of inner…

Daily Visual 04.12.15: The Law of 14 Frimaire

On this day on 4 December 1793, during the French Revolution, the Law of 14 Frimaire was passed, consolidating power in the hands of Maximilien Robespierre’s Committee of Public Safety. By the spring of 1793, the French Republic was beset by war, internal rebellion, and political division. The Revolutionary Wars had commenced in earnest in April 1792, when France declared war against…

Daily Visual 30.11.15: Animal Collective Unveil Painting With

Today Animal Collective announced Painting With, their new album which is set to arrive on 19 February. Painting With will be the group’s tenth studio release, and their fourteenth album in total including their three live records and the ODDSAC visual project. It will come as the follow-up to Centipede Hz, the group’s previous record, which was released in 2012. The tracklist reads: 1. FloriDada 2….

Daily Visual 26.11.15: Vermeer’s The Little Street Located

Johannes Vermeer emerged around 1655, aged just twenty-three, and already fully formed as an artist. After a couple of historical works, by the end of the decade he had completed most of his best loved paintings: Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window is attributed to 1657, The Little Street and The Milkmaid to the following year, and the glorious View of Delft…