Posts Tagged ‘artists’

Former Heads Of State, Politicians, Artists, And Intellectuals Call On Biden To ‘Let Cuba Live’

Above Photo: Thousands across Cuba have mobilized in support of the revolution. Minrex. An open letter signed by over 400 personalities calls on US president Joe Biden to lift the 243 unilateral sanctions imposed on Cuba during the administration of Donald Trump. The sanctions have greatly aggravated the economic situation on the island. Over 400 […]

Tribal artists forced to sell vegetables, and paintings on the street during pandemic

Ram Narayan Singh Maravi and his wife Indu Bai Maravi selling vegetables in Bhopal Bhopal: Selling vegetables on Bhopal’s Depot Chouraha with his wife, Gond artist Ram Narayan Singh Maravi always carries a tote bag full of paintings with his brushes and colours, at all times. His heart skips a beat every time a customer […]

Over 600 scholars and artists call for the dismantling of the apartheid regime in historic Palestine

Ahmed Abbes, mathematician, Director of research in Paris, France Sinan Antoon, New York University, United States John Avery, Writer, Denmark Bertrand Badie, Sciences Po Paris, France Étienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair of Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London, United Kingdom Anthony Barnett, Writer, United Kingdom Edmond Baudoin, Auteur de bandes dessinées, France George Bisharat, UC Hastings […]

Over 16,000 Artists Sign Letter In Solidarity With Palestine

‘This is not a conflict: this is apartheid.’ Over 16,000 artists, including hundreds of Palestinian artists, six Academy Award winners, and eight Pulitzer Prize winning writers, have signed a letter denouncing Israel’s apartheid system and calling on countries “to cut trade, economic and cultural relations.” Over 16,000 artists have signed their names in support of […]

New York Frieze Viewing Room hangs works by Iranian artists

New York Frieze Viewing Room hangs works by Iranian artists – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Frieze Viewing Room, an ambitious new digital initiative that has been launched with an online edition of Frieze New York, is showcasing a collection of works by Iranian artists in its annual exhibit for galleries from across the world. Works by […]

Street Artists Come Up With Heartening Way To Socially Distance During Pandemic

Parks in Bristol, southwest England, have been covered in hearts so people can socially distance within them as coronavirus restrictions are eased. Artists involved with Upfest, the city’s live street art festival, painted 365 hearts ― spaced more than 2 meters apart ― in eco-friendly chalk line paint on the grass at College Green, Queen Square […]

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

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 […]

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