Category: Art News

‘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,...

Pop culture: restoring Namibia’s forgotten resistance music

There is a rich history of 20th century music in Namibia that was suppressed and all but erased by political forces. Now an archive project called Stolen Moments – Namibian Music History Untold is restoring it to the public domain. It is a national treasure hunt for the Namibian music culture that wasn’t allowed to flourish during apartheid in Namibia...

Abdellatif Laâbi’s letter to Ashraf Fayadh “Je vis des moments difficiles”

Preface to the French translation of Ashraf Fayadh second collection November 29, 2019 in Non Fiction, Source: The dreaming machine n 5 My dear Ashraf, Though I am not accustomed to this, I would like to start this letter with a quote: “courage is a matter of organization”, as André Malraux used to say. Why is that?  You know that...

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