Palestinian embroidery from Birzeit to Lebanon
Jul25

Palestinian embroidery from Birzeit to Lebanon

Over the past decades, Palestinian embroidery has faced an important and dynamic change, leading to forms of heritage-driven nationalism, militant resistance, economic power, and a challenge against the infrastructural and cultural violence of the occupation. Palestinian villages have always been known for this art (embroidery). Girls learned to embroider from as young as six or seven years old. The geography of the place played a big...

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Private collectors display their Banksy art in Rome
May24

Private collectors display their Banksy art in Rome

The mysterious British street artist known as Banksy has stencilled on surfaces from London to Gaza, but now a large collection of his work is going on display in a much more conventional setting: a museum in Rome.   Banksy’s identity has never been revealed, but his subversive murals, sculptures and ironic epigrams have become highly sought after in the establishment world he satirises. He has had nothing to do with...

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Asia-Pacific nights: Moscow exhibition features images from the East
May20

Asia-Pacific nights: Moscow exhibition features images from the East

‘Night,’ an international photo exhibition, is being held at the Oriental State Museum in Moscow. The exhibition is a joint project of seven artists from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand and Russia.   South Korean mezzozint printmaker, Kim Seungyeon studied painting at the State University of New York and staged around 35 solo exhibitions in Seoul, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Los Angeles, Ljubljana and Ekaterinburg.  ...

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