Visual Arts

Angelika Berndt and the invisible culture February 28, 2015 22:13

Angelika Berndt and the invisible culture

She has worked on projects in Africa, Asia and Europe, although her work is based mainly around Latin America, the region in which she [...]
 
Art and aftermath of war in Colombia February 7, 2015 21:47

Art and aftermath of war in Colombia

“There is an aesthetic precariousness, poverty, and neglect in the open desolation where the dead have neither surnames nor temples.”   Reina Magdariaga Lardue [...]
 
Grito de Mujer 2015: a festival across 34 countries January 26, 2015 19:48

Grito de Mujer 2015: a festival across 34 countries

The Movimiento Mujeres Poetas Internacional Inc. (MPI, International Female Poets Movement) in the Dominican Republic has already published the list of countries that have [...]
 
 
New lands and liquid identities December 14, 2014 02:42

New lands and liquid identities

“Everyone experiences these things differently, it isn’t just instability but also a sense of disquiet, states of being that are difficult to describe”, says [...]
 
Indigenous Victoriano: the Panama Canal’s first victim November 17, 2014 01:31

Indigenous Victoriano: the Panama Canal’s first victim

Aby Martínez and his son René, who trained at the San Antonio de los Baños Film School in Cuba, spent a decade working on [...]
 
Facundo de Zuviría: Capturing  the soul… of Buenos Aires November 4, 2014 02:23

Facundo de Zuviría: Capturing the soul… of Buenos Aires

For the last few years he has shared the same career path as a close friend of the writer Jorge Luís Borges: Horacio Coppola. [...]
 
 
One journey, many stories September 28, 2014 00:02

One journey, many stories

A photographic exhibition showcases immigration through photography and will be taking place from the 4th until the 10th of October, in Shoreditch Town Hall, [...]
 
Latin American art returns to Berlin September 28, 2014 00:01

Latin American art returns to Berlin

The 25th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall will be commemorated through the exhibition “Borders and Bridges”.   During the event there [...]
 
Latin Jazz Festival Returns to London September 20, 2014 23:28

Latin Jazz Festival Returns to London

From 23rd to 27th September, Brazilian, Cuban, Venezuelan and British artists will be performing in the British capital.   The event, which celebrates its [...]
 
 
Buenos Aires: Coppola & Zuviria September 19, 2014 12:57

Buenos Aires: Coppola & Zuviria

This photographic exhibition will be taking place on the 20th and 21st of September, during London Open House..   The photographs displayed at the [...]
 
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 [...]
 
 
 

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  • Culture, Multiculture, Our People, Visual Arts Angelika Berndt and the invisible culture

    Angelika Berndt and the invisible culture

    She has worked on projects in Africa, Asia and Europe, although her work is based mainly around Latin America, the region in which she grew up.   Juanjo Andres Cuervo Photos by Angelika Berndt    She first started in photography by helping the non-government organisation Anti Slavery International...

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  • Comments, Culture, In Focus, Pages Words to remember Clarice Lispector

    Words to remember Clarice Lispector

    Writing, says Lispector, is not knowing what’s coming next. To find out, we throw another word out, as bait: which words will take the bait, if indeed any? Or will nothing follow but a void?   Carlos Skliar*   If it’s true that the world started with a yes, wrote Lispector, if it’s true...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Music Danzón: a dance that overcame discrimination and racism

    Danzón: a dance that overcame discrimination and racism

    The first night of 1879 was calm and fresh, and those attending the Artistic and Literary School, currently the Sala José White, rested after performing a dance.    Wilfredo Alayón   At the conductor’s signal, an orchestra that had regaled those at the soirée on 1st January began to play...

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  • Comments, In Focus Power, for whom?

    Power, for whom?

    I met Isidoro Morantes on that 2nd day of January, at the age of 84. People say on that day his age was not noticeable like other times. In spite of his vitality making you forget for moments his advanced years, he was an old man.   Armando Orozco Tovar   That night Isidoro seemed younger asking for...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Birdman flies

    Birdman flies

    As we came out from the cinema, my wife commented that “Birdman” is the kind of film any man in his fifties is bound to identify with – she, of course, meant me.   Steve Latham   The movie is centred on the emotions of a man in the midst of his mid-life crisis, wondering whether his life...

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  • Comments, In Focus The great battle announced by women

    The great battle announced by women

    Yesterday I found myself on a pavement in Las Aguas, where – amongst other books for 1000 pesos (30p) – I saw “Memoirs of a Standard Bearer”, by the 19th Century writer and painter José María Espinosa, and published in the 71 volumen15 by the Banco Popular.   Armando Orozco Tovar   They...

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  • Culture, Screen Ventura Pons and Ignasi M: “Films are what directors are”

    Ventura Pons and Ignasi M: “Films are what directors are”

    The Catalonian director took a gamble on a documentary about the true-life story and difficulties of the life of a famous gay HIV-positive museum curator.   Virginia Moreno Molina   The idea of the documentary “Ignasi M” emerged by chance while Ventura Pons was trying to picture a “silly”...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Greeks bearing gifts

    Greeks bearing gifts

    As I write, Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, is traveling across Europe, trying to woo European Union leaders to grant Greece a bail-out from their obligations under the debt rescue plan.   Steve Latham   This is the second act of the drama unfolding after the election victory of Syriza,...

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  • Comments, In Focus Faces and traces

    Faces and traces

    Faces are part of the individual and collective imaginations. They are invented. This is especially so of those belonging to characters who have made a strong impression on others.   Rostros y rastros – Rostros Borrados by Juana la Loca flickr.com/photos/74049931@N07/6839899278/ Armando Orozco...

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  • Comments, Globe, In Focus, World Terror & democracy in Islam

    Terror & democracy in Islam

    The key issue is the development of moderate political Islam. Violent repression of Islamic movements only removes the possibilities for integration of the deeply rooted religion into the political processes in those countries which were in the hands of westernised elites during the colonial period,...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Parallel London

    Parallel London

    Recently, a friend of mine awoke to find that his street in Bethnal Green had been the site for a battle between two rival gangs.   Steve Latham   Instead of the black-on-white violence which characterised the 1990s, this was a fight between two Asian gangs. In parts of London, the chequerboard of...

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  • Comments, Globe, In Focus, World Young Jihadis: fighting the good fight… or the bad one?

    Young Jihadis: fighting the good fight… or the bad one?

    In the current hysteria about jihadi attacks in Europe, a sober analysis is important, to assess the real risks we face while also understanding their sources. What are the deeper psychological and social motives of volunteer jihadis? What part does the Islamic theory of war play, and what happened to...

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  • Culture, Visual Arts Art and aftermath of war in Colombia

    Art and aftermath of war in Colombia

    “There is an aesthetic precariousness, poverty, and neglect in the open desolation where the dead have neither surnames nor temples.”   Reina Magdariaga Lardue   The Colombian artists Bibiana Vélez and Cristo Hoyos express in their art a reflection of the consequences of the armed...

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  • Culture, Music “Hay quien precisa”: a song about identity and roots

    “Hay quien precisa”: a song about identity and roots

    Venezuelan folk singer Cecilia Todd and Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba María Hevia are combining their unique voices in a compilation album that includes some of the most successful songs of their careers.   Cecilia Todd, photo from corriente-alterna.net Martha Sánchez   For them, 2015 began in Havana...

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  • Comments, In Focus And seventy years ago the Red Army liberated Auschwitz and released its stench

    And seventy years ago the Red Army liberated Auschwitz and released its stench

    The “work sets you free” sign remains at the entrance of the Nazi hell… The camp´s prisoners endured cruel forced labour on top of the intense cold, all types of hunger, torture, a variety of illnesses, and their bodies were subject to physical and chemical experimentation.   Armando Orozco...

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  • Culture, Pages, Visual Arts Grito de Mujer 2015: a festival across 34 countries

    Grito de Mujer 2015: a festival across 34 countries

    Photo from www.gritodemujer.com The Movimiento Mujeres Poetas Internacional Inc. (MPI, International Female Poets Movement) in the Dominican Republic has already published the list of countries that have confirmed their involvement at the Grito de Mujer (The Cry of Women) International Poetry Festival...

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  • Comments, In Focus Rich and poor… Mind the gap!

    Rich and poor… Mind the gap!

    The gap between rich and poor has magnified in the last decades in the UK, and more generally in the whole world. The question is: should we mind the gap?     Mabel Encinas   In the UK, 1% of the population receives 14% of the national income. In the world the 80 richest own the same wealth...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus 20,000 days on Earth

    20,000 days on Earth

    All power to the new bio-pic about Nick Cave: singer, songwriter, front man for the Bad Seeds, author, all-round polymath and renaissance genius.   Steve Latham   The movie purports to describe a single day in the life of Nick Cave, summing up the 20,000 days of his life. In practice the film...

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  • Comments, Culture, In Focus, Pages In defence of youthful expression

    In defence of youthful expression

    Every new generation is apathetic. How can they be otherwise, when the intellectual motivation that comes from books or the older generation’s half-forgotten memories is no match for the experience of being personally committed to a cause?   Armando Orozco Tovar   The older generation of...

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  • Culture, Europe, Globe, On Stage An erotic show that subverts the male gaze: UmColetivo

    An erotic show that subverts the male gaze: UmColetivo

    The enunciation of the words is an oral expression, which also exists in sexual relations. But very often the man seems to be the one with the power to speak, here it is the women.   Entrevista: Graham Douglas Potos: Alipio Padilha   The Animatografo is discreetly placed in a very central position...

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