Category: Design

Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) The Highest mountains stand as the witnesses of the Great Reality by Rene Wadlow

Nicholas Roerich, the Russian painter, explorer, and cultural activist, whose birth anniversary we note on 9 October, stressed throughout his life the role of beauty and culture in bringing humanity together in unity. “True art is the expression of the radiant spirit.” Art is the manifestation of the coming synthesis of the spiritual and the material. The gates of the...

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....

War and Peace: A workshop by Bangladeshi artists

Eight Bangladeshi artists submerge themselves into their country’s tumultuous history, universal repercussions of war, and inclusivity of art A large tent made entirely of newspapers welcomes visitors at Akar Prakar gallery with colourful drawings of picturesque landscapes. There are calm rivers, boats quietly floating on their surface, and the brimming sun smiling from far behind. Bringing in a dose of...

Designs for life: the Guatemalan women fighting for rights to their textiles

Beautiful handwoven Mayan textile designs are often copied by foreign designers and mass produced. It amounts to intellectual property theft, say the Mayan women who are fighting back In May 2016, the organisation took a motion to Guatemala’s constitutional court, seeking protection for indigenous textiles. In November of the same year, it proposed a legislative reform to existing laws, such...

T:AP Network presents the new issue of The Chimurenga Chronic by Manifesta 12 bookshop

From Saturday 20 October 2018, the new issue of the Chimurenga Chronic was released and on sale at Manifesta 12 bookshop at Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo for 15 euro only. On Sunday 21 October at 5.00 pm, Dutch filmmaker and Manifesta 12 Creative Mediator Bregtje van der Haak will officially presented The Chronic to the public. The event was mainly...

For these Iranian twin-sister artists, collaboration is “like one person working with her other self”

• 1 week ago · Written by Omid Memarian The artists Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani. Photo by Justin Aversano, courtesy the Safarani sisters. Does art imitate life or the other way around? “Reincarnation”, the Iranian-born artists Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani’s first independent show in New York City combines painting, video and performance. The work is also part of the twin sisters’ personal...

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