Visual Arts

Fred Jordao: cultural cleansing & carnival in Brazil July 6, 2014 23:08

Fred Jordao: cultural cleansing & carnival in Brazil

The carnivals of Rio, Salvador and Recife are different, but the opportunity to make money is homogenising them. Photographer Fred Jordao from Recife decided [...]
 
Full Contact 2014… open call for photography June 28, 2014 23:00

Full Contact 2014… open call for photography

Tarragona welcomes a new edition of the International Scan Photography Festival, which is organising a gathering between artists and fans to discuss and share [...]
 
Pinta London, five years of bringing art June 8, 2014 18:45

Pinta London, five years of bringing art

On its fifth anniversary, this unique Art Fair in London is dedicated to Latin-American art and committed to a new generation of artists, while [...]
 
 
Eduardo Bute, rescuing the Spartacus Movement May 24, 2014 22:30

Eduardo Bute, rescuing the Spartacus Movement

Since the death of his father, the Argentinean painter Eduardo Bute has devoted himself to rescuing the pictorial movement, silenced by successive military dictatorships [...]
 
“Pinta”: a festival of Latin American art May 11, 2014 02:26

“Pinta”: a festival of Latin American art

In West London, there is a space where, each year, Latin-American, Spanish and Portuguese artists meet and show works of a modern and contemporary [...]
 
Creativity as a cultural union April 20, 2014 00:37

Creativity as a cultural union

The second year of the art contest organised by the Mexican Embassy in the UK is accepting proposals until the 25th of April.   [...]
 
 
New art from Africa and Latin America April 13, 2014 00:02

New art from Africa and Latin America

From the 2nd of April until the 31st of August, London will be able to enjoy the artistic union of these two continents through [...]
 
Muslim rituals in the Chinese desert April 6, 2014 04:22

Muslim rituals in the Chinese desert

The Brunei Gallery has delved deep into the desert paths of Xinjiang thanks to a photographic exhibition, which began a couple of days ago [...]
 
French festival to celebrate editorial cartoons March 15, 2014 23:52

French festival to celebrate editorial cartoons

On the 5th and 6th of April, lovers of editorial cartoons from all over the globe will meet in France for an event filled [...]
 
 
The Vikings disembark in London March 2, 2014 15:26

The Vikings disembark in London

An exhibition about the history of these colonists will run at the British Museum between the 6th of March and 22nd June, in the [...]
 
Omar Castañeda’s radically ‘edible’ art February 9, 2014 00:05

Omar Castañeda’s radically ‘edible’ art

The Colombian artist debuts his latest collection of sculptures, ‘The Golden One Art Show’ in London.  His work, made of materials such as ‘panela’ [...]
 
That house converted into a museum February 2, 2014 00:04

That house converted into a museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum, which  has been open since the beginning of the 19th century, is one of the oldest museums in England with [...]
 
 
Omar Castañeda and “The Golden One Art Show” January 26, 2014 00:04

Omar Castañeda and “The Golden One Art Show”

The exhibition of the latest work by the Colombian artist will take place in London on Thursday 30th January, in a solo exhibition that [...]
 
Moroccan art arrives in London January 13, 2014 17:13

Moroccan art arrives in London

On the 20th of January ArtMoor House gallery will open “Made in Morocco”, an exhibition of paintings and decorative arts. The exhibition includes paintings [...]
 
Ancizar Guzmán… In love with ink November 24, 2013 01:01

Ancizar Guzmán… In love with ink

  Germán Santamaría, the journalist, renowned writer, director of Diners magazine and current Colombian ambassador to Portugal, wrote about this pen-and-ink artist in the [...]
 
 
 

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