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Culture Check: April 2018

Versace! Kubrick! Revolution! There's something for everyone in April's Culture Check.

April 30, 2018  |  by Creative Armenia

1. Stanley Kubrick's science fiction classic 2001: A Space Odyssey is returning to cinemas 50 years after its original release. The film will be have its world premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

2. Berlin unveiled a retrospective on the iconic Italian designer Gianni Versace. 100 classy cuts with daring prints are a treat to the eyes since after Versace’s death the public couldn’t see much of his work.

3. But the month quickly turned political as artist Phyllida Barlow opened her installation of 100 colorful banners - including reflections of #Metoo, Black Lives Matter, and Marches for Women.

4. London’s Parliament Square is filled with iconic figures and a woman is joining the ranks for the first time. Gillian Wearing’s memorial to the suffragist Millicent Fawcett now stands amongst Winston Churchill, Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, and Abraham Lincoln.

5. System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian has dropped a head-banging single, the first addition to his side project Scars on Broadway in 8 years. The song, to open his long-awaited album Dictator, was released on April 23.

6. Speaking of which, Armenia’s prime minister resigned after a revolution swept the streets. Photographers and artists rushed to capture the event. As musicians provided the anthems of the revolution.