Posts Tagged ‘artists’

Oxygen Deprivation Led To Altered States For Subterranean Artists

Getting stoned, or high, has always been a way to escape the pressures of day-to-day reality. However, modern artists and psychonauts are at the end of a long chain of stoners that apparently began with subterranean artists working in caves who were starved of oxygen and thus “high.” A team of Tel Aviv University archaeologists […]

‘We are going to die, but not on stage’: Naked artists protest Covid restrictions in Paris

French artists have expressed their outrage against lockdown measures affecting their jobs, by stripping themselves half-naked in front of the Ministry of Culture in Paris. Some 20 people gathered in the center of the French capital this weekend, Le Parisien reported. The artists expressed their anger at the government for apparently not paying enough attention […]

Virtual Mimouna event to host famed Israeli artists, promote diversity

The organization Judaism Your Way, based out of Colorado, announced in a press release that it is marking the end of Passover with an online educational workshop and ceremonial performance in honor of Mimouna, a traditional celebration dinner originating from Maghrebi Jews. The event, “Mimouna: A Celebration of Jewish Diversity,” is set to take place […]

Hungary’s Crackdown on Artists and Academics

The Hungarian-Jewish filmmaker Janos Szasz is best known in the United States for his 2013 film “The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier),” released here in the summer of 2014. It’s based on the international bestseller of the same name, written in French by the Hungarian-born novelist Ágota Kristóf. “The Notebook” is an almost fairy-tale parable of […]

Jewish reality-like program puts spotlight on artists, viewers, and craft

Alix Kramer, 25, wants to be a pediatric gastroenterologist. To reach her goal, she’s working toward a degree at the University of Chicago while living at the Lincoln Park Moishe House, a communal residence for Jews in their 20s and 30s. But in her spare time, Kramer designs knitwear, building on a passion she has […]

Fajr festival showcases works by artists gaining global recognition for Iranian art

TEHRAN – The 13th Fajr Festival of Visual Arts, underway at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute, is displaying works by Iranian artists who have been honored at international art events across the world in 2019 and 2020. Over 160 artworks by 67 artists of various fields of visual arts have been selected to be […]

Tehran museum to reopen with works by artists who protested Vietnam War

TEHRAN – The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA), which was under restoration for over two years, will reopen on Thursday with an exhibition displaying works by a number of Western photographers and conceptual artists who protested against the Vietnam War. Artworks by Dennis Oppenheim, Gordon Matta-Clark, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Edward Ruscha and several […]

Nine artists to receive lifetime achievement honors at Fajr Festival of Visual Arts

TEHRAN – Nine veteran Iranian artists will be honored with lifetime achievement awards at the 13th Fajr Festival of Visual Arts to be held in the Saba Art and Cultural Institute in February. The honorees are master of sculpture and ceramics Jafar Najibi, cartoonist Ahmad Abdollahinia, illustrator Saeid Razzaqi, painter Garnic Derhakupian, miniaturist Khashayr Qazizadeh, […]

Dr. DS Kotnis as seen by Chinese Artists

 Following is a photo-essay on Dr. Kotnis about whom a detailed article by me was published on January9, 2021, and may be read as Part-2 or as a companion-piece. Great Chinese paintings depicting his life and work are published here for the readers of CC. They show how he is venerated by China to this […]

Aboriginal artists who went viral on social media

Let’s take a look at 18 Aboriginal artists who’s art went viral on social media. When their Aboriginal artworks get posted, they are swamped by thousands of likes/loves/re-tweets and shares. Let’s dive in and explore who’s really making a name for themselves out there. Michelle Possum Nungurrayi – Showcases the beautiful colours of the central […]

Iranian artists, heritage enthusiasts sign petition demanding salvage of masterpiece in Iraq

TEHRAN – Hundreds of Iranian artists, architects, and cultural heritage enthusiasts have signed a petition demanding an urgent restoration of Taq Kasra, a Sassanid masterpiece of architecture, which was collapsed partly in modern Iraq earlier this month. Source 00 Hits: 0

Artists lead efforts to restore, preserve Gaza’s historic houses

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Artists paint mural in Mexico to honour nurses helping in fight against COVID-19

Students from the Faculty of Arts and Design of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have applied the last strokes to a mural on the façade of the National School of Nursing and Obstetrics, dedicated to nurses who have worked throughout the coronavirus crisis in Mexico. “It’s a beautiful feeling,” says one nurse upon […]

Monolith in Utah wasn’t aliens – stunt artists claim credit

The mysterious appearance of monoliths manifesting themselves around the globe – notably the one that showed up in a desert in the middle of Utah – turned out to be the work of a group of “stunt artists,” according to The New York Post.The Most Famous Artist group recently began advertising its services – “monolith-at-service.com” […]

Mumbai artists paint Donald Trump and Joe Biden ahead of US vote

Art school teachers have been painting pictures of US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden outside an art school in Mumbai, ahead of the upcoming US presidential elections. Voters in the US will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 3 to choose between incumbent Trump or former vice-president Biden. Biden is […]

Artists protest as COVID-19 restrictions tightened in Athens

Artists in Greece have been protesting against the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in the capital Athens. From September 21 until October 4, a maximum of nine people can gather inside or outside, except in restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Concerts and live musical performances have been banned and indoor cinemas closed. Dozens gathered outside the […]

The show does go on; Israeli artists go live in capsule shows and exhibits

It’s a quiet August this year, lacking the annual art, music and wine festivals that normally mark the end of the Israeli summer season. As the country gears up for back-to-(virtual) school and the High Holidays, there are some cultural events taking place, all in accordance with purple tag COVID-19 guidelines set by the Health […]

Aboriginal artists who’s art is killing it on social media

Aboriginal artists who’s art is killing it on social media By Welcome to country – March 1, 2019 Let’s take a look at 18 Aboriginal artists who’s art is killing it on social media. By killing it, we mean absolutely breaking the internet kind of killing it! When their Aboriginal artworks get posted, they are […]

Street Artists Rise To The Occasion

Above photo: “Journey to Justice” by Yrneh Gabon Brown. In the midst of international protests against racist violence, artists are using their skills to send a clear message: Black lives matter. The massive protests in Los Angeles in response to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and so many others organized through […]

Artists in Austria lock themselves in glass rooms for 14 days to mimic quarantine

Five artists are voluntarily isolating themselves for two weeks as part of a theatre festival in Litschau, Austria. The young actors are part of a theatre group kollekTIEF and will be locked in glass containers for 14 days for the performance “Bitte Nicht Berühren” (“Please do not touch”). The performance imitates the imposed quarantine period […]

Artists in Austria lock themselves in glass rooms for 14 days to mimic quarantine

Five artists are voluntarily isolating themselves for two weeks as part of a theatre festival in Litschau, Austria. The young actors are part of a theatre group kollekTIEF and will be locked in glass containers for 14 days for the performance “Bitte Nicht Berühren” (“Please do not touch”). The performance imitates the imposed quarantine period […]

Artists paint the picture of Portland’s protests

Artists have been using paint and other media to capture the Portland protests against racism and police violence, which have been ongoing for weeks and have at times turned violent. The protests were sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May. President Donald Trump sent more federal agents to the city […]

High-profile actors, artists, athletes, and activists join Dream Defenders in supporting Ahed Tamimi

Editor’s Note: Today, the civil rights organization Dream Defenders released the following open letter in support of Ahed Tamimi, who trial starts tomorrow. The signatories include prominent actors Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, and The Practice’s LisaGay Hamilton; musicians Vic Mensa, Talib Kweli and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello; civil rights leaders Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza (co-founders of Black Lives Matter), Angela Davis, Michelle Alexander, and Alice […]

Artists, Actors, And Musicians Support Net Neutrality Protests

Above photo: Michael Stipe, Tom Morello and Graham Nash are among the 150 musicians, actors and artists who penned an open letter in support of net neutrality. Ollie Millington/WireImage, Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images, Bobby Bank/Getty Images Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and […]

Kevin Spacey foundation for young artists pulls website, Twitter handle

Kevin Spacey’s foundation for young artists shut down both its website and Twitter account Thursday as allegations of sexual misconduct continued to swirl around the acclaimed actor. The Kevin Spacey Foundation was founded in London in 2010 and eventually expanded to the U.S., where its mission was to mentor young people as […]

Writers and artists declare solidarity with persecuted Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour

Since the night of October 11, 2015, when Israeli soldiers burst in and arrested Dareen Tatour from her home after she posted a poem on social media prosecutors later claimed encouraged violence, the Palestinian poet has been enmeshed in the absurdity of Israel’s selectively guaranteed right to free speech. Tatour was indicted on two counts, […]

150 AD-300 AD GNOSTICS WERE JEWISH-BASED REACTIONARY PROPAGANDA ARTISTS SPREADING DISTORTIONS + LIES ABOUT CHRISTIANITY. THEIR GOAL WAS TO CAUSE CONFUSION ABOUT THE APOSTLES AND BOOKS OF COMING NEW TESTAMENT BY OFFERING EVIL ALTERNATIVES THAT DEGRADE CHRISTIANITY!

150 AD-300 AD GNOSTICS WERE JEWISH-BASED REACTIONARY PROPAGANDA ARTISTS SPREADING DISTORTIONS + LIES ABOUT CHRISTIANITY. THEIR GOAL WAS TO CAUSE CONFUSION ABOUT THE APOSTLES AND BOOKS OF COMING NEW TESTAMENT BY OFFERING EVIL ALTERNATIVES THAT DEGRADE CHRISTIANITY! Click for Source Article on Gnosticism Origins of Gnosticism = Jewish Plato or Zoroastrianism or Buddhism = traces […]

Thank artists who pulled out of Pop-Kultur, Palestinians urge

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 25 August 2017 Young Fathers cited their history of opposing racism as reason to pull out of Israel-backed Berlin festival. (Paul Hudson) Palestinians are encouraging people to thank the artists who pulled out of Berlin’s Pop-Kultur festival because it accepted funding from the Israeli embassy. On Wednesday, the British […]

An Army of Smear Artists Is Working Overtime to Undermine Sy Hersh’s Syria Bombshell

Those who support, either explicitly or implicitly, the meddling in Syria’s affairs by hostile foreign powers are delighted that Hersh’s revelations are being kept out of the spotlight. They don’t want every side heard, only their side. And those of us who expect all the evidence to be aired, so we aren’t corralled into […]

Theater artists ask Lincoln Center to cancel Israeli government-sponsored performances

In a letter made public today, over 60 theater artists have called on Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a leading U.S. arts institution located in Manhattan, to cancel Israeli government-sponsored performances by two Israeli theater companies scheduled for July 24–27. The signers of the letter have won numerous awards for their work in theater, including four […]

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