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Fighting Words: Poets for Ukraine

April 2, 2022 – 4:27 pm |

“He sits at his table long as a fable planning a banquet of death too sharp are his claws too aglow are his eyes Putin of the great war cry dragging his carcass of history.”

The war in Ukraine has brought together a unified international stance that is saying no to conflict, …

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Articles by Aurelia Seidlhofer

Health Issue: Blind Art Exhibition – Seeing is Believing?

December 17, 2012 – 8:16 pm |

 
Moorfields Eye Hospital shows the world’s only collection of art for the blind. The unique exhibition consists of more than 20 pieces that appeal to the tactile sense and makes a bold statement that sight is not essential for enjoying art.
The artists used different materials but also vivid colours to …

Sex Issue: The Male Nude – A Declining Subject in Art

November 23, 2012 – 12:16 pm |

 
In the 80s the artists group Guerrilla Girls scattered New York with posters claiming that only 5 per cent of artists in the Metropolitan Museum were women but 83% of all nudes were female.
The number of female artists has increased since then but most nudes in modern art are still …

Censorship Issue: Freedom of Expression Through Photography – Voices of the other half at the Rossi & Rossi Gallery

May 16, 2012 – 10:04 pm |

What does it mean to be a young woman in Iran? The Omid Foundation explores this question through enabling disadvantaged women in Iran to use photography as a means of therapy. “Voices of the other half” is the product of a workshop with eleven girls led by Shandi Ghadirian, an …

Censorship Issue: Pop Art from Palestine – Laila Shawa The Other Side of Paradise Exhibition

March 22, 2012 – 10:23 am |

 
Headless, armless and feetless mannequins, painted in bold colours and adorned with gem stones and colourful paintings inspired by Pop Art – the first impression of Laila Shawa’s exhibition „The other Side of paradise“ is beautiful, indeed. But a closer look reveals chains and belts of munitions and dynamite on …