Category: Art News

What is Peace? by Anis Hamadeh

Introduction War and violence, say some politicians, may only be the very last means of conflict settlement, when all other means have failed. This opinion is controversial because doves say: war and violence must not be a means of politics at all. War and violence should be resorted to more often, the hawks think. In one way they are not...

Algeria’s dying art: Berber women with facial tattoos tell their stories

By David Sim First appeared on the net December 30, 2015 A facial tattoo was once considered a sign of beauty among Berber women of the Chaouia (or Shawia) region in eastern Algeria’s Aures mountains. The practice is frowned on today by the country’s majority Sunni Muslim population, as it is Haram (forbidden) to alter one of Allah’s creations. Reuters...

‘Film School Africa’ documentary shows filmmaking as art therapy is healing apartheid rifts in South Africa

Apartheid is too recent a memory, culturally, for communities to mix freely without fear. But with films as the common passion, it is “a way to heal” those rifts and create a brotherhood where none existed before By Smita M  Community is a powerful thing. It binds people together, gives them a support structure to depend on and gives life...

‘‘Women of Allah’ versus Women of Heart – Iran versus USA reality

If Georgia O’Keeffe the American female painter represented a heart of the USA, I am an Iranian female painter representing a heart of Iran. Georgia O’Keeffe carries the soul of a nation while bringing attention to the beauty and sensuality of flowers with her art. I carry the soul of Iran while bringing those beautiful flowers to the heart of...

Heart of Serenity

Lida’s new painting “Heart of Serenity” (oil on canvas, 90 x 70cm) is dedicated to the damaged relations between Iran and USA. She says: “If Georgia O’Keeffe the female painter was a heart of the USA, then I am a female painter heart of Iran. She brought attention to the beauty of flowers with her art, I bring those flowers...

Turner Prize Awarded Four Ways after Artists’ Plea to Judges By Mark Brown

All Four Nominees Asked Judges to Recognise ‘Commonality, Multiplicity and Solidarity’ 3 Dec 2019 – All four artists shortlisted for the 2019 Turner prize have been named winners after they came together and made a plea for judges to recognise the causes of “commonality, multiplicity and solidarity”. At a ceremony in Margate on Tuesday evening, Turner prize history was made when Lawrence Abu Hamdan,...

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