Category: Art News

Danilo Dolci: Development and Opposition to the Oppression of the Mafia by Rene Wadlow

Danilo Dolci (1925-1997) whose birth anniversary we note on 28 June, was active in the movement for world citizenship and deeply influenced by the non-violent methods of Mahatma Gandhi.  He was often called “The Gandhi of Sicily”.   In 1952, Danilo Dolci went to live in a small, very poor town of western Sicily.  The towns-people watched him and wondered why an...

Documentary on political – art persecution to premiere in Kampala By Gabriel Buule

Courtesy photo of Cranes band where Gitta was a member The tendency of politics falling into collision with the creative art industry didn’t start yesterday that even-though pundits assume that the banning of artiste Bobi Wine’s concert is the genesis of art-political persecution, similar incidences have always been reflected from the days of Idi Amin Dada that saw artistes like...

Nonkilling Arts Research Committee Letter: Vol. 3, N. 4 (Jul-Aug 2019)

Nonkilling Arts Research Committee Letter: Vol. 3, N. 4 (Jul-Aug 2019) Bimestrially sent from our site: Nonkilling.org. “Nonkilling art explores the spirit and practice of how to prevent, respond to, and to improve individual, social, and global well-being beyond killing.” —Glenn D. Paige Dear NKARC members and friends, Grateful thanks for your thoughtful contributions on the Nonkilling arts. As always,...

“Finding the Last Flower”: the answer of the Iranian artist Lida Sherafatmand to ‘Shock Doctrines’

From 1st to 7th July 2019 in La Biennale di Venezia, the Iranian-born artist Lida Sherafatmand will display “Finding the Last Flower”, an exhibition where she answers the shocking but unavoidable daily news -using examples of atrocious ISIS attacks-, the “new normal” violence in videogames and striking PR campaigns, with blossoming and voluptuous flowers. The exhibition aims to show the...

Japan’s First Female Photojournalist is Still Shooting at the Age of 101

At 101 years old, renowned Japanese photographer Tsuneko Sasamoto continues to express her artistic voice and capture stunning images. Considered to be her country’s first photojournalist at the age of 25, Sasamoto has been documenting history for over 70 years, including pre- and post-war Japan. Her photographs highlighted the country’s dramatic shift from a totalitarian regime to an economic superpower,...

The woman fighting for the arts amid conflict in Yemen By Saeed Al Batati

We meet one young Yemeni artist who’s working hard to change the perception of modern art in her conservative hometown, while struggling to raise funds for a flailing creative scene Abeer Al Hadrami wants to bring her paintings to the world through international art events. Photh by Saeed Al Batati We meet one young Yemeni artist who’s working hard to change...

Call for artworks, Art For Peace

ISLAMABAD, May 13 (APP):Asia Peace Film Festival (APFF) is bringing together a large number of artists from all over the country in an exhibition “Art for Peace” to strength the plural, diverse and inclusive identity of Quetta from June 17 to 19. This exhibition aims to open a creative contemporary space for artists from Pakistan, to share their thoughts on...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is Erich-Maria-Remarque Peace Prize 2019 winner

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is the winner of the Erich-Maria-Remarque Peace Prize 2019. Every two years since 1991, the city of Osnabrück has awarded the Peace Prize, named after the world-famous writer Erich Maria Remarque, who was born in Osnabrück. This year the award will be presented for the 15th time. The Erich-Maria-Remarque Peace Prize, endowed with 25,000 euros, is awarded...

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