“Finding the Last Flower”: the answer of the Iranian artist Lida Sherafatmand to ‘Shock Doctrines’

From 1st to 7th July 2019 in La Biennale di Venezia, the Iranian-born artist Lida Sherafatmand will display “Finding the Last Flower”, an exhibition where she answers the shocking but unavoidable daily news -using examples of atrocious ISIS attacks-, the “new normal” violence in videogames and striking PR campaigns, with blossoming and voluptuous flowers. The exhibition aims to show the...

Japan’s First Female Photojournalist is Still Shooting at the Age of 101

At 101 years old, renowned Japanese photographer Tsuneko Sasamoto continues to express her artistic voice and capture stunning images. Considered to be her country’s first photojournalist at the age of 25, Sasamoto has been documenting history for over 70 years, including pre- and post-war Japan. Her photographs highlighted the country’s dramatic shift from a totalitarian regime to an economic superpower,...

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...

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