Category: Art News

Netflix has to issue warning as people take on ‘Bird Box’ challenge

Christmas horror release Bird Box has had mixed reviews from critics, but it appears to have been a smash hit: Netflix lifted the usually tightly sealed lid on its viewership numbers in a recent tweet that disclosed 45 million subscriber accounts had watched the thriller during its first seven days on the service. One consequence of this popularity is that it now...

Making and knowing: how theatre helps to explore a city’s identity

What gives an urban area a particular quality? What is the mood, feeling or atmosphere that makes a “place”? At a superficial glance city spaces might seem defined by road layouts and buildings, infrastructure and zoning laws. But my interest as a researcher and theatre maker is in investigating the kinds of everyday interactions that give these spaces an identity...

Cache of long-lost photos found in abandoned bathroom reveal secrets of Frida Kahlo’s life

PHOTO: The fixed gaze of Frida Kahlo’s painted self-portraits evolved from taking and posing for photos. (Frida Kahlo Museum: Guillermo Kahlo)       They are images that shed new light on the private life of the world’s most famous female artist. But hundreds of photographs belonging to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, on show at the Bendigo Art Gallery from this week,...

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):

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