Visual Arts

Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain March 16, 2015 22:24

Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain

The certainty that Montmajour at Sunset was painted by the Dutchman Vincent Van Gogh Dutch revives the madness that the unique viewpoint of this [...]
 
Malika Sqalli: home and identity March 8, 2015 01:08

Malika Sqalli: home and identity

A journey within. This is the message of a group of photographs showing the different stages in the life of artist Malika Sqalli and [...]
 
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 [...]
 
 
 

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    London on speed

    The drug-related language – London ‘on speed’, the ‘rush’ of city life – is deliberate. Like an addiction, the speeded-up, souped-up urban lifestyle sweeps us along in a hectic race.   Steve Latham   James Gleick wrote his book, “Faster”, on the topic; and French...

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  • Comments, In Focus Carlos Arango: a true journalist

    Carlos Arango: a true journalist

    Gran told me about my father’s childhood. She recalled how as a child, he took lunch to the workers on the Antioquia Railway.   Armando Orozco Tovar   Carlos Arango Z was his name and he started working at just six-years-old to help support his family. From Tulúa, in the Cauca Valley to...

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  • Culture, Visual Arts Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain

    Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain

    The certainty that Montmajour at Sunset was painted by the Dutchman Vincent Van Gogh Dutch revives the madness that the unique viewpoint of this artistic genius always produces.    Frade Ibis Brito   In fact, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has announced to the world the discovery of this new work...

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  • Culture, Listings, Multiculture, Music, Our People Willy Claure, on Cueca rhythm

    Willy Claure, on Cueca rhythm

    On Tuesday the 24th of March the Bolivian guitarist and composer will give his first UK concert at the Bolivar Hall in London.   With a career lasting more than 30 years, Claure is one of the most outstanding guitarists in modern-day Bolivia. His repertoire is essentially based on popular, traditional...

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  • Comments, In Focus Democracies

    Democracies

    In principle, the term “democracy” implies that the people (demos) are in power (kratos) and thus, that they participate.   Mabel Encinas   However, by contrast with participatory democracies, in representative democracies, we need to ask ourselves whom the government represents and who the...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Urban revolution now

    Urban revolution now

    On Tuesday I was invited to a book launch organised by the Urban Hub at University College London. The book was Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Urban Research and Architecture.   Steve Latham   Edited by academics Łukasz Stanek, Christian Schmid, and Ákos Moravánszky, the book was a...

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  • Comments, In Focus Woman is asserting herself, so they are killing her

    Woman is asserting herself, so they are killing her

    On International Women’s Day, the statistics did not record a single man being killed at the hands of his female companions, as if being manly was just a matter of violence.   Armando Orozco Tovar   On this day women trotted, ran, climbed and walked in big gatherings around the world, less so in...

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  • Culture, Lifestyle, Ludotheque, Music Music and drugs: a friendship that goes back a long way

    Music and drugs: a friendship that goes back a long way

    Music and drugs, drugs and music, they seem to go hand in hand. History has left us many examples of the degradation an artist or a group can suffer when they decide to bring the two together.     Miriam Cantalapiedra Barrocal   The fusion of music and drugs has its own history, which goes back...

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  • Culture, Listings, Screen Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015

    Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015

        The 19th edition of this event will be held from the 18th to the 27th of March, where among other films shown there will be five set in Latin America.   The international organisation Human Rights Watch will present this edition of the event, which will include 16 documentaries and feature...

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  • Culture, Listings, Multiculture, Our People, Visual Arts Malika Sqalli: home and identity

    Malika Sqalli: home and identity

    A journey within. This is the message of a group of photographs showing the different stages in the life of artist Malika Sqalli and her work, and will be exhibited at the Arab British Centre from the 17th to the 27th of March.   Photos by Malika Sqalli   This is a solo exhibition in London...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Lifestyle, Music, Okology Latin America by birdsong

    Latin America by birdsong

      From the sounds of species in danger of extinction, various Latin American artists have come together to create original songs and make a record.   A Guide to the Birdsong of South America is the name of the project, which has the aim of exposing the dangerous situation suffered by these animals. Around...

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  • Comments, In Focus The man of the flame

    The man of the flame

    Who will have a photo of him? There is the one of the iconic guerilla hero taken in Havana by Korda, with a fortunate shot of his camera. But who made a portrait of Oscar Gil? Or who wrote about his short life? Because when they killed him he hadn’t reached 30.   Armando Orozco Tovar   This is...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Immigrant music

    Immigrant music

    I met her on a Friday night. She was helping at a youth project in inner London, to which she had been invited by a mutual friend who was a youth worker.   Steve Latham   She ran some ice-breaker games with games to loosen the kids up, for the first session of a new club promoting performing arts...

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  • Culture, Human Rights, On Stage, Politiks The Grandson… Argentina and its’ missing people

    The Grandson… Argentina and its’ missing people

    The Theatre for Identity “Teatro x la Identidad”, a movement that for 15 years has seen actors, directors and people from the theatrical world bring the message of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo to the stage, returning to The Calder Bookshop and Theatre, this time with the stage play “The...

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  • Comments, In Focus Women!

    Women!

    People say sometimes the first thing that comes to their minds (we all do, I guess; however, some of us try to avoid it or at least to rectify when we get it wrong).   Mabel Encinas   Saying things like ‘excessive traffic is migrants’ fault’, ‘English people have also the right to...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus What does UKIP mean?

    What does UKIP mean?

    Last year’s Rochester and Strood by-election victory for the United Kingdom Independence Party candidate, Mark Reckless, was a game-changer for British politics.   Steve Latham   It came hard on the heels of UKIP’s Clacton win by Douglas Carswell; both new MPs standing for seats they had previously...

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  • Comments, In Focus The illustrators of life

    The illustrators of life

    “There is too much blood; too much violence”,  Albert Camus.  I had thought that I would start the year with good memories and nostalgia. However, the Charlie Hebdo massacre has brought back memories of when, in the late 80s, Castaño’s paramilitaries shot down ‘JUCO’ militants –...

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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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