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The Week In Culture (PHOTOS)

Posted: Updated: 05/20/2012 9:52 am

Last week, an artist restaged the crucifixion, Marilyn dropped in Cannes, and Mexico mourned. Click on for more from the week in culture.

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  • Students of the Superior Art Institute perform "Jesus Against The Universe" by the Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch as part of the 11th Havana Biennial contemporary art exhibition in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

  • A model showcases hair sculptures created by hairstylists at the Audi Fashion Festival Show of Redken on Thursday May 17, 2012 in Singapore. The annual fashion festival showcases works of top and emerging designers as part of efforts to promote the city-state as a fashion hub.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

  • Sacha Baron Cohen

    Actor Sacha Baron Cohen poses with a a camel during a photo call for The Dictator at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

  • In this April 18, 2012, photo, artist Tony Abeyta works on one of his paintings in his studio in Santa Fe, N.M., The 46-year-old Navajo painter and jewelry designer is being honored as a "living treasure" as part of this year's Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, which marks the start of Santa Fe's summer art season. The festival opens on May 25. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

  • Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands as a head priest, unseen, displays a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, during special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam at Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

  • A workers sets up a giant 65th Cannes Film Festival official poster showing Marilyn Monroe on the Cannes Festival Palace, Monday, May 14, 2012. The Cannes Film Festival will start on Wednesday, May 16.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

  • Participants wait to dance before the contest to elect the Queen of the Great Power, in Spanish Reina del Gran Poder, in La Paz, Bolivia, Saturday May 12, 2012. The contest takes place in advance of the Festival of the Lord of the Great Power, in Spanish Festividad del Senor del Gran Poder, a festivity celebrated in June since 1939 centered on a cult to an image of Jesus anonymously painted in the 17th century. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

  • Wes Anderson

    Director Wes Anderson poses for a portrait to promote his film Moonrise Kingdom at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)


    Jerry Morris of Whitesville, Ky., tastes the mutton while the meat cooks on St. Mary of the Woods' pit during the 34th annual International Bar-B-Q Festival, Saturday, May 12, 2012 in downtown Owensboro, Ky. The crowd enjoyed carnival rides, food, entertainment and shopped in the arts and crafts booths. (AP Photo/Messenger-Inquirer, John Dunham)

  • Tennessee Daily Life

    Members of the Athenian Dance Troup perform at the 54th Annual Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Festival in Memphis, Tenn. Saturday, May 12, 2012. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Mike Maple)

  • In this Monday, May 7, 2012 photo, visitors look for books at the book fair during Babylon Festival of Culture in Hillah, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Baghdad. Poetry has returned to the Triangle of Death. But dancing and singing are being left out of the celebration of culture in post-Saddam Iraq. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

  • Kay Solberg takes photos of the "Persian Ceiling" during a preview of the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at the Seattle Center, Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Seattle. The new, permanent 1.5 acre exhibit is located near the base of the Space Needle and opens to the public Monday, May 21. It looks at the career of artist Dale Chihuly and features an eight-gallery exhibition hall, conservatory and garden as well as a cafe with a selection of Chihuly's collections of vintage accordions, radios, clocks and other mid-century memorabilia. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • A gallery assistant sits next to a dinosaur sculpture titled " I didn't Notice What I am Doing " by Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu at the Art HK 12 art fair in Hong Kong Thursday, May 17, 2012. ART HK 12 is a fair showcasing artwork for sale from 266 galleries representing 39 international territories. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

  • Visitors take in the main gallery during a preview of The Barnes Foundation Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. After years of bitter court fights, the Barnes Foundation is scheduled to open its doors to the public on May 19 at its new location on Philadelphia's "museum mile." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Caroline de Guitaut

    Exhibition curator Caroline de Guitaut holds Queen Victoria's small Diamond crown which she wore on her Diamond Jubilee, at the Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace, central London, part of a exhibition of royal gems being staged to mark the Queen's 60-year reign, Tuesday May 15, 2012. The major display will reunite for the first time seven of the nine principal stones cut from the Cullinan Diamond. The Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration exhibition will be held from June 30 to July 8 and from July 31 to October 7. (AP Photo/PA, Sean Dempsey) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

  • Viswanathan Anand

    World Chess champion Viswanathan Anand from India, contemplates his next move during the 3rd game in the FIDE World Chess Championship match at Moscow's Tretyakovsky State Gallery, Russia, Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

  • A mixed-media piece by Cuban artist Eddy Garaicoa of the Mona Lisa wearing a black beret, holding Cuba's national flag and a cigar, is on display at the Center for the Development of Visual Arts, as part of the 11th Havana Biennial group exhibition "The Hunt for Success" in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

  • People gather around the flag draped casket containing the remains of Mexico's late writer Carlos Fuentes during his wake at the Bellas Artes Palace in Mexico City, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Fuentes, who played a dominant role in Latin America's novel-writing boom by delving into the failed ideals of the Mexican revolution, died Tuesday in a Mexico City hospital. He was 83. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • A woman walks next to a large carpet assembled of digital watches created by Belgium artist Heidi Voet at the Art HK 12 art fair in Hong Kong Wednesday, May 16, 2012. ART HK 12 is a fair showcasing artwork for sale from 266 galleries representing 39 international territories. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

  • In this picture made available Tuesday, May 15, 2012, an employee adjust the photograph "Gloria Swanson" by Edward Steichen from 1924 for the exhibition "New York Photography 1890 - 1950" at the Bucerius Art Forum in Hamburg, northern Germany, Monday, May 14, 2012. The exhibition opens on Thursday, May 17, 2012. (AP Photo/dapd, Axel Heimken)

  • Leonard Cohen

    Leonard Cohen acknowledges the audience after receiving the Glenn Gould Prize in Toronto on Monday, May 14, 2012. Cohen is the ninth recipient of the $50,000 prize, awarded for unique lifetime contribution to the arts. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

  • Actresses dressed as ancient Greek priestesses perform a ritual dance during a handover ceremony for the Olympic flame at Panathenaean stadium in Athens, Thursday, May 17, 2012. The torch begins its 70-day journey to arrive at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, from the Greek capital, to cover about 8,000-mile (12,875-kilometer) on its progress over many parts of England to start the games. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

  • Donna Summer

    FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1979 file photo, singer Donna Summer swings the skirt of her leopard-print dress during her concert at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, Calif. Summer, the Queen of Disco who ruled the dance floors with anthems like "Last Dance," "Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girl," has died. Her family announced her death in a statement Thursday, May 17, 2012. She was 63. (AP Photo/File)

  • In this Monday, April 16, 2012 photo, students wave the national flags at an evening dancing party and performance at Kim Il Sung square to commemorate late president Kim Il Sung's 100th birthday Pyongyang, North Korea. The spectacles exist at a North Korean intersection of dogma, tedium and entertainment. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

  • A devotee of Hindu goddess Maha Mariamman dances in trance during a religious procession in Amritsar, India, Sunday, May 13, 2012. Devotees believe that goddess Maha Mariamman, brings good health and prosperity to those who worship her.(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • An artist projects the image of traditional shadow puppets on a screen at a street theater in Shanghai, China, Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

  • A gallery staff member dresssed as a bee poses next to a sculpture titled "Flowers that Bloom at Midnight" by Japanese pop artist Yayoi Kusama at the Art HK 12 art fair in Hong Kong Wednesday, May 16, 2012. ART HK 12 is a fair showcasing artwork for sale from 266 galleries representing 39 international territories. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)


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