Kristen Congedo

Writer and editor


A versatile editor and writer, I have significant experience in online media, both as a journalist and as Associate Editor-in-Chief of an international newswire service.

Chiharu Shiota weaves a web through 18-century English chapel

Japanese-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota has filled the 18th-century chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park with an intricate web of thread for an awe-inspiring exhibition that opens March 30. At Yorkshire Sculpture Park, she's presenting a site-specific work using white thread woven from 2,000

Delocalized biennials move beyond their home cities

BienalSur -- the first International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America -- has ambitious plans: to connect vast territories by gathering artists and curators in more than 30 cities in 15 countries. The goal of BienalSur's far-reaching premise, say organizers, is to erase borders. In

After Sursock reopening, more art venues coming to Beirut

Beirut's Sursock Museum reopened on October 8 after a major renovation, and hopes are high for its ability to bring new life to the city's art scene. Before the month is out, two other art venues are due to arrive in the Lebanese city, and more plans are in the works.

A Chinese classic gets first English translation as 'A Hero Born'

A longtime best-selling Chinese book series that earns comparisons to "Lord of the Rings" for its epic scope and loyal readership is about to be published in English for the first time, and its United Kingdom publisher is hoping to replicate the novels' home-country success.

Fondazione Prada continues site-specific series in Cisterna

At Milan's Fondazione Prada, the four-part project "Slight Agitation" continues this month with a presentation of a site-specific, pheromone-scented work by the Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz. "Slight Agitation" sets out to present a series of newly commissioned, site-specific works in the Fondazione Prada, whose new Milan venue was conceived by Rem Koolhaas's firm OMA.

Mountain, river, forest: Design teams reimagine Park Avenue

NEW YORK, March 5 - A design competition asked participants to reimagine the traffic medians on a stretch of New York's Park Avenue, and the resulting ideas - which include a mountain, an aquarium and a river - will go up for a public vote

High-res audio is coming to more streaming services

Major streaming sites, including Tidal and Pandora, announced support for high-res audio at the Consumer Electronic Show on Thursday, suggesting that the technology is likely to take a big step into the streaming market. High-resolution audio recordings -- a step up from high-fidelity, CD-quality sound