The woman fighting for the arts amid conflict in Yemen By Saeed Al Batati

We meet one young Yemeni artist who’s working hard to change the perception of modern art in her conservative hometown, while struggling to raise funds for a flailing creative scene Abeer Al Hadrami wants to bring her paintings to the world through international art events. Photh by Saeed Al Batati We meet one young Yemeni artist who’s working hard to change...

Aboriginal community gives gifts of sorrow to Islamic community after Christchurch shootings By Rebecca Puddy

When Aboriginal people from remote communities grieve, they come together in a camp and bring flowers to lay on graves as an expression of their love and sorrow. Senior Aboriginal artist Nyunmiti Burton heard of the attack against Muslim worshippers in Christchurch mosques and wanted to show her sadness and grief, but was separated from the city by thousands of...

Peace and hope in a South Korean art village

  Less than an hour’s drive from Seoul, an art scene is flourishing near the border between the ROK and the DPRK. At first glance, Heyri Art Village is a picturesque day-trip destination for city dwellers to get away from the hustle and bustle. #Peninsula

Call for artworks, Art For Peace

ISLAMABAD, May 13 (APP):Asia Peace Film Festival (APFF) is bringing together a large number of artists from all over the country in an exhibition “Art for Peace” to strength the plural, diverse and inclusive identity of Quetta from June 17 to 19. This exhibition aims to open a creative contemporary space for artists from Pakistan, to share their thoughts on...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is Erich-Maria-Remarque Peace Prize 2019 winner

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is the winner of the Erich-Maria-Remarque Peace Prize 2019. Every two years since 1991, the city of Osnabrück has awarded the Peace Prize, named after the world-famous writer Erich Maria Remarque, who was born in Osnabrück. This year the award will be presented for the 15th time. The Erich-Maria-Remarque Peace Prize, endowed with 25,000 euros, is awarded...

Capitalist Art and Hollywood Superheroes

Ever walked out of a cinema wondering what just happened, both in the movie and to your brain cells? What happened to film, and art and other things capitalism likes to devour. 7 May 2019 – We often hear about the role of (postmodern) capitalism in widening inequality, compromising elections and democracy, depressing wages and compensating for this with cheap goods,...

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....

Book Review: FUNDAMENTAL THEORIES OF ETHNIC CONFLICT: EXPLAINING THE ROOT CAUSES OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC HATE

Edited by: Muli Wa Kyendo Published by: Syokimau Cultural Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, www.syokimauculturalcentre.org. 2019, 156pp, ISBN 978-9966-7020-6-7 (paperback) 978-9966-7020-5-0 (e-book) Available at: https://www.amazon.com/Fundamental-Theories-Ethnic-Conflict-Explaining/dp/9966702067 Review by: Emily Keles-Muli, University of Kabianga, Kenya Key words: Conflicts, theories, ethnic groups, ethnic conflict, theories of conflict, ethnicity, social science Easy to read and quite informative, Fundamental Theories of Ethnic Conflict by Muli wa Kyendo...

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