Category: Art News

Capitalist Art and Hollywood Superheroes

Ever walked out of a cinema wondering what just happened, both in the movie and to your brain cells? What happened to film, and art and other things capitalism likes to devour. 7 May 2019 – We often hear about the role of (postmodern) capitalism in widening inequality, compromising elections and democracy, depressing wages and compensating for this with cheap goods,...

How an Ancient Indian Art Utilizes Mathematics, Mythology, and Rice BY ROHINI CHAKI

Kōlam festivals are one of the few remaining opportunities to showcase this slowly fading tradition. PADDY PHOTOGRAPHY/GETTY IMAGES BEFORE THE FIRST RAYS OF sunlight stream across the rice fields and mud roads in the Nilgiri Mountains, before they force their way through the high-rises in the urban jungle of Chennai and Madurai, the women of Tamil Nadu are up for the day....

Top Rwandan vocalist, cultural music icon Cécile aims to preserve and archive the cultural heritage

During her Easter Sunday “Igitaramo”, a get-together with close friends and Rwandan culture lovers, Cecile Kayiremba emphasized on her vision to preserve and archive the Rwandan cultural heritage; music, dance and poetry through Ceka I Rwanda, a non-profit organization founded by her in Belgium in 1996. According to her, an important work has to be done to preserve the Rwandan...

Leonardo Da Vinci Revisited: How a 15th Century Artist Dissected the Human Machine

Susan Broomhall and Ivan Marusic – The Conversation   On the 500th anniversary of his death, this series brings together scholars from different disciplines to re-examine the work, legacy and myth of Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawings and mechanical designs reveal his fascination with engineering, motion, anatomy and ageing. Google Art Project, via Wikimedia Commons. 15 Apr...

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE: Pour publication immediate

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Pour publication immediate Goma, le 29 Mars 2019. Vernissage ce lundi 1er Avril de l’installation photo – vidéo Transcend d’une dizaine d’artistes congolais à l’Université de Pennsylvanie, aux États-Unis. Cette première américaine aura lieu pendant la commémoration du 30e conférence PHENND sur le thème Trauma institutions d’ancrage. Transcend est le résultat d’un atelier à Goma (Juin 2017)...

Catalan Artists Release Song for Peace in Venezuela

FTS News Bits | Artists from the Catalan Countries have come together to release a song called ‘Veneçuela Vol Pau’ or ‘Venezuela wants peace’.  

Michitsuna no Haha (935-995) and Japanese female literature

Michitsuna no Haha (935-995) and Japanese female literature Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese female writer (diarist) and waka poet Michitsuna no Haha (Michitsuna’s mother) was born in 935 and she passed away in 995. Her writings, or diaries of truth and lament, highlight the trials and tribulations that she faced during her time on this earth. Indeed,...

Confronting Conflict with Creativity

From Chapel Hill to Democratic Republic of Congo, music professor Chérie Rivers Ndaliko empowers students to come together and use creativity as a touchstone for social change. photo courtesy of Alkebu Film Productions As part of Yole!Africa, Chérie Rivers Ndaliko helps youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo use creativity to tell their experiences of conflict. Here, Ndaliko gives instructions...

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