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The UCL Festival of Culture 2017

By Michael Organ   80 free events over 6 days   UCL’s, (University College London), Festival of Culture returns this year with a programme set to showcase the rich diversity of world-class research led by staff and students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences.

Art: Sneha Subramanian Kanta

 

Masterpiece damaged in National Gallery attack

PA photo   By Hazel Speed Why is it, I wonder, that periodically we hear of people trying to scar, or intend to damage beyond repair, great works of art in famous public galleries?

Art: Fractalverses

By Harshal Desai

Between Message and Martyrdom: The World Press Photo of the Year

AP photo   By Binoy Kampmark   “Photographs really are experience captured, and the camera is the ideal arm of consciousness in its acquisitive mood.” Susan Sontag, On Photography (1977)

Art: The Magic of the Swarms

By Albrecht Behmel The Magic of the Swarms is a series of paintings by award-winning artist and writer Albrecht Behmel. In contemporary art, style and innovation are everything. A unique way to conjure endless elegant designs, The Magic of the Swarms merges individual forms of animals into hypnotic conglomerates of colours and shapes.

The All Encapsulating Appeal of Art

National Gallery   By Hazel Speed Whenever time affords, I love going into The National Gallery which overlooks Trafalgar Square, London.

Self Made Hero

By Hazel Speed In general terms graphic novels in former years were not easy on the older eye – the art was too busy but then again they were aimed for the youth of the day, not me.

Banksy

Banksy   By Hazel Speed It is ‘a given fact’ we are all intrigued as to who Banksy is and I am even more curious than most for a different reason, but will probably never know the truth.

Photography, who sees what…cascading short thoughts

Bayo Omoboriowo   By Fatimah Bakare-Dickson   Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything – Aaron Siskind In marking the world photography day, which was marked a few days ago, I decided not […]

The UCL Festival of Culture 2016

By Michael Organ Five free days of culture UCL’s, (University College London), Festival of Culture returns this year with a programme set to showcase the rich diversity of world-class research led by staff and students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences.

The importance of sketches

By Valentina Viskovic Sketch, the ability to express actions, space and time throughout a single drawing. One of the first steps in the creative process that carries a multitude of unknowns that needs to be developed, the foundation from which everything else arises.

Sir George Martin

By Anthony Jenkins Following the recent death of ‘Fifth Beatle’ Sir George Martin, artist Anthony Jenkins paints his own thoughts on the man 

Visual Poetry

By Alexander Limarev

The clock is ticking – only 5 days until the ALL2016 callout closes!

Tom Hackett & Julian Woodcock ‘100 yard stare’ By Sara Lerota Following the success of the Art Language Location festival ALL2015, there are high expectations for ALL2016 and the festival committee hopes not only to reach but to exceed them too!

The Garbage Revolution

By Cecilia Sandroni With The Garbage Revolution Rodolfo Lacquaniti presents himself to the public with the language of total art: installations, video-art, painting, performance, music, photography, words, gestures, live arts and poetry.

Maintain the rage: Rob Harle on Zen and Art

Finger Pointing At The Moon – pencil drawing Rob Harle   A long conversation with Sunil Sharma

Belgrade contemporary art scene: 9 solo exhibitions at The House of King Peter the 1st

Entrance gate of The House of king Peter I in Belgrade By Sara Lerota Nine solo exhibitions were held at The House of King Peter 1st in Belgrade during December of 2015. Nine little universes, nine lives streched along the walls of the house that saw and heard so many lives before us. Nine separate […]

Art show to mark the Golden Jubilee of Russian Centre in New Delhi

By Jose Kalathil An exhibition of works by well-known Russian artist, Olga Okuneva, is on until 14 December as part of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC), in New Delhi.

Interview with Artist Kenji Lim

Sara Lerota talks to award winning artist Kenji Lim about his work:

Photography: ‘Human Tide’ by Michael Honegger

By Michael Honegger Below are examples of a portfolio I developed over the past year concerning the refugee crisis on the island of Lesvos in Greece.  I call the series ‘Human Tide’ and believe that it marks the beginning of a significant movement of populations in a historic moment. The wars and conflicts throughout the […]

Visual Poetry: Heaveng

By Joel Chace

Who’s next?

By Sarah Pedramnia For a while I have been observing the response to the recently bought painting Amedeo Modigiliani’s ‘Nu couché‘ (1917-18), the second highest price painting at auction, sold for U$ 170.000.000.

A Fine Line from Anthony Jenkins in Canada

By Anthony Jenkins I’d like to drop a line from Canada. A few lines, actually. Meandering, searching, elegant lines, but the right lines, telling ones which I hope portray and reveal faces, well-known faces, in different and arresting ways.

The Painter of Modern Life

  By Robert Kilborn It was my friend Margaret van Dyck the painter who told me about the Chinese artist who, when a patron visited him in his studio to buy a painting, would without looking up from his work gesture towards the finished canvases leaning against the studio walls. And then, when his patron […]

Photography: Journey Through The Clouds

  By Arnab Nandi During the early monsoons of 2015 I, along with my parents, decided to take a road-trip from Shillong to Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Most tourists hit the road during winters when the sky in this part of the country remains clear. My parents however took the decision to visit the ‘Rainiest place on […]

Photography: Movements in the Dark

  By Anna Grigorian The intangible nature of movements and light is used to express the intimate relationship between an artist and her art. Light and body movements are turned into brushes painting on light sensitive paper.

Lubna Taha – A journey into the art of illustration for children

  By Faten Daif Allah Arts such as painting, photography, sculpture, acting, music, singing, dancing and literature are all a source of education, nurturing imagination and tasting beauty. They nourish the soul and mind at the same time, while targeting both children and adults even if both target groups differ in materials.

Photography: The Bearer Nation

  By Tendai R Mwanaka I took this photo of the Zimbabwean bearer cheques, on a coffee table, in my home, March 2013, as part of the cover suggestions for my book of essays entitled, Zimbabwe: The Blame Game, Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon, 2013.

African art for Africa’s people

  By Elvis Katsana The residents of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo don’t take much interest in local Artists and their work. Buying art remains a luxury only tourists can afford, but Congolese artists are determined to make their work accessible for all.