art

  • The Philippines: quest for national identity

    The history of the Philippines has been permeated by foreign influences, namely Spain, the United States and Japan. The centuries-old colonization introduced a lot of  deadweight, a type of excess baggage in the Philippines’ understanding of itself. The quest for self-identity has been pervasive, making it difficult for Filipinos...
  • Haitian photographer breaking the mold of Caribbean masculinity

    Simply put, being a “real man,” in the Caribbean, requires having the propensity to reinforce the traditional hierarchy of male domination and keeping your multiple female partners as sexual playthings. Gender socialisation creates pressures for young males to assert dominance and to engage in risk-taking. Reference may be drawn...
  • Body positivity sweeps London’s life-drawing scene

    Before taking up their materials, the audience was asked to really look at the models' bodies - to draw what they saw and not to create an idealised version for fear of offending them. This was a space to celebrate the diversity of human bodies....
  • Social reality on stage

    People fight for social justice in many different ways. Some get involved in communities that are victims of injustice, others go into the street to join a demonstration. What may seem more unusual is fighting for social justice through performing arts, like Justice in Motion Company does. We interviewed...
  • The streets talk of feminism in Tunisia

    On a late and cold Sunday evening in Tunis, it was too late to find a café that stays open long enough for two women to settle in for a long talk. When we met Tunisian street artist Sangoura, we went from one café to the next the streets...
  • Tunisia’s LGBT+ community is pioneering in midst of political unrest

    As the people streamed into the Institut français in downtown Tunis to attend to the first queer film festival in Tunisia and the Maghreb their faces reflected everyone’s excitement and emotional turmoil. To have such an event take place in a country where homosexuality is still criminalized legally and...
  • The intellectuals of Yemen

    Art, culture, and civil society are aspects playing a part in the Yemeni conflict that are being overlooked in mainstream media. Just in June of this year, a new Yemeni media initiative emerged focusing on Yemeni art, culture, and civil society, and their role in building bridges within the...
  • To Remember or not? That is the Dilemma

    A few days ago I had the opportunity to watch the play “Villa” written by acclaimed Chilean playwright and director Guillermo Calderon. This unique intercultural theatrical collaboration was coordinated by Indika Senanayake, Sri Lankan actress and theater-maker based in New York. Their collaboration brought this play to life in...
  • Murals in Peru

    An Art that doesn’t last: “Murals are born as a kind of art that comes from the street, and as a consequence it is not an art that is made to last, that is what I understand. It’s a marginal art, graffiti, that allows certain individuals to express themselves...
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