Category: Art News

Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar to foster the ‘dialogue of cultures’

A museum showcasing black heritage from the dawn of time to the modern era has opened in the Senegalese capital Dakar. The opening came as African countries press harder for the restitution of artwork from their former colonial masters — and as France made its first steps in that direction, pledging to return artworks to Benin. The Museum of Black...

Realising the potential of art for peace-building

There is still little documentation of how art creates social and personal change. We must develop this language, argues Charlotte Onslow Every morning news bulletins wake me to a violent global reality. This morning it was “Libya’s slide into anarchy and its threat to Europe’s security”. But on some days I pass up current affairs programmes for music, any music....

Art Therapy: Refugees in Ugandan Camp Using Drawing and Drama to Heal Trauma

The Nakivale Refugee Settlement is home to more than 94,000 refugees, many of whom experienced trauma before they escaped from conflicts in nearby countries. The camp’s only entrepreneur network, Opportunigee, is now behind new programs using art therapy to help transform the lives of refugees, especially children. Patricia Lindrio, Reporter   — Photo at top: Telesphore Ndayishimye, a teacher at...

After 100 years, from a Urinal to a Bin- Time for change?

  Will Gompertz, the Arts editor of the BBC, wrote about Banksy’s shredded painting: “This is what I think about Love is in the Bin. It will come to be seen as one of the most significant artworks of the early 21st Century.It is not a great painting that can be compared to a late Rembrandt, or a sculpture to...

Lida’s art manifesto “Humanitarian Art Manifiesto” 2008, School of Music, posadas MIsiones Argentina

Lida’s art manifesto “Humanitarian Art Manifesto” used during music event at the School of Music, in Posadas, Argentina.Event leader Ms Maria Elena Lopez Vinader (international music therapist working with blind children):

Peace Education: Pedagogy of the Middle Class

Introduction When I visited Paulo Freire at his Geneva office in 1975, I asked whether someone like me, concerned about justice issues, ought to leave my comfortable setting with the middle class in Hawai‘i and instead pick up a rifle and join the rebels in Latin America. (It was a hypothetical question.) Without hesitation, he said there are justice issues...

Kristallnacht 80 years on: some reading to help make sense of the most notorious state-sponsored pogrom

On the evening of November 9 1938 a Nazi pogrom raged across German and Austrian cities. Nazis branded the atrocity with a poetic term: Kristallnacht or “Crystal Night”. In that branding, fiction took hold. In English it translates as “The Night of Broken Glass” but that also tames the horror. Yes, broken glass from Jewish shopfront windows littered the streets,...

ArtReview Power 100: ArtReview Revealed the Power 100 in Art World…

Kerry James Marshall, Thelma Golden and Fred Moten are among the top 10 of the 17th edition of ArtReview’s Power 100 list. Moten made it for the first time on the list of the most powerful persons in the art world, joined by the artists Adrian Piper and John Akomfrah as well as cultural producer Simon Njami. ArtReview’s annual list...

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