Category: Art News

Nonkilling Arts Research Committee Letter: Vol. 3, N. 2 (Mar-Apr 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,Thank you for your thoughtful contributions on Nonkilling Arts and the material you have pointed to me.  These are eclectic and inspirational. My contributions this...

Intellectual flowers flourish at Tokyo’s most iconic station

From 5th to 11th March 2019, more than 2 million passengers who pass through the Shibuya Station in Tokyo will see the detailed floral paintings of Lida Sherafatmand, who depicts identity, nationalism, and corruption as part of the main international social concerns of today. This Iranian-born artist with international recognition dissects with these pictorial works how a national identity is...

Banksy finally goes to court to stop unauthorised merchandising, despite saying copyright is for losers

Enrico Bonadio, City, University of London Copyright is for losers – or so Banksy once claimed. But the days of the mysterious artist’s dislike for intellectual property now appear to be long gone, as he has recently won a case of unauthorised merchandising in Italy. The unauthorised copying of Banksy works is widespread – a stroll through London’s popular markets...

Hungarian Artist Melinda Dovak

Melinda Dovak poses with her paintings. Nyan Zay Htet/The Myanmar Times. Hungarian artist Melinda Dovak’s “Encrypted Tales” solo exhibition is being held from February 1 to March 31 at New Zero Art Space, Yangon. She is showing 8 abstract paintings, free and loose with colour and feeling. Her paintings are composed with pale and grey-scale colours. All pieces are mixed medium on...

Guide To The Classics: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

  Kahlil Gibran, The Divine World (1923), Illustration for The Prophet, Charcoal. Gibran Museum Antonia Pont, Deakin University Kahlil Gibran (original spelling at birth “Khalil”) is a strange phenomenon of 20th Century letters and publishing. After Shakespeare and the Chinese poet Laozi, Gibran’s work from 1923, The Prophet, has made him the third most-sold poet of all time. This slim...

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF THE SPELLBINDING SADE ADU By Zama Mdoda

As we celebrate the 60th year that ethereal being Sade Adu has walked the earth, we marvel at her refusal to age (drop the skincare regimen Queen) and thank the heavens for her spellbinding presence in music. There are very few musicians that can drop an album a decade but there is literally no one like Sade so we are...

How language makes and unmakes our world: French language policies in Algeria, storytelling, and post-colonial recovery – Part 2

As part of  our #MDAcademics space, in a two part essay, Barâa Arar discusses the impact of French Language policies in Algeria, how it impacts not only language but a whole culture, and how to overcome. Read Part one here The Algerian novelist Ahlam Mosteghanemi chose to write in Arabic instead of French, as part of her resistance to her country’s colonized past, “Only...

How language makes and unmakes our world: French language policies in Algeria

As part of  our #MDAcademics space, in a two part essay, Barâa Arar discusses the impact of French Language policies in Algeria, how it impacts not only language but a whole culture, and how to overcome. Part One Language is a fundamental hallmark of the human experience. Without language we cannot express trivial things; “Pass the salt, please”, “Make a left...

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