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...

Turkey’s thought-provoking playwrights, actors and directors have little choice but to become exiles BY Long Dang

Enough is Enough is a play formed as a gig, tells the stories of real people about sexual violence, through song and dark humour. It is written by Meltem Arikan, directed by Memet Ali Alabora, with music by Maddie Jones, and includes four female cast members who act as members of a band. For Turkish director and actor Memet Ali...

“Making that album was like a cleansing” By: Michiel van Oosterhout

He taught singer Bobby Brown African lullabies and saw Richie Havens perform his anthem ‘Freedom’ at the legendary 1969 Woodstock music festival. Long before Wasswa Birigwa became a household name in Ugandan business and politics, he was a celebrated musician both in his home country and the United States. In the early 1970’s he released an Afro-American folk jazzalbum that...

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...

Music and peace by Alba Sanfeliu

The roles of music: Music is an eloquent language that allows us to express what is happening around us in many senses, and to reflect the times and the situation in which we live. It is inseparable from our social, political, economic and cultural reality. At an individual level, it also permits us to communicate our emotions, sentiments and life...

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...

#unborder collaborations

  Day #56, 20 October 2018, Lusaka, Zambia. “In Zambia we took a new route for our artistic collaborations, unlike last two countries where artists from one medium were collaborating with each other, we had cross-media collaborations. It was a great collaborative process as we narrowed down our thoughts into one word each person, describing the feeling we get when...

Eastern Music and Human Rights by Katsuhiko Nakano

Eastern cultures emphasize raising awareness of the inter-connectedness between all beings, and seek harmony, rather than place emphasis on differences In this essay, I would like to discuss Eastern music and human rights. First, I would like to describe one specific feature of Eastern music. Second, I would like to explain the Eastern concept of non-violent human rights. Finally, I...

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