Cuban-American Photographer Abelardo Morell Blends Photography with Surrealism in Exploration of Traditional Techniques and Subjects 

Boston-based photographer Abelardo Morell is a true jack of all photographic trades – and a master of every single one.

"View of Central Park Looking North - Fall, 2008"

“View of Central Park Looking North – Fall, 2008”

Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Morell immigrated to the United States as a young adult, where he attended both Bowdoin College and Yale School of Art. A quick scan of his resumé reveals a lifetime of artistic achievements in the form of multiple exhibitions and awards from a multitude of international institutions. Continue reading

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Indian Artist Nilima Sheikh Wraps Up “Each Night Put Kashmir in Your Dreams” Exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago 

"Dying Dreaming", 2003 - 2010

“Dying Dreaming”, 2007 – 2010

A sensational exhibition by esteemed Indian painter Nilima Sheikh has just wrapped up at the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition, entitled “Each Night Put Kashmir in Your Dreams”, ran from March 8 – May 18, 2014. It consisted of eight varied scrolling paintings Ms. Sheikh created over the past decade, each of which served to juxtapose the tension and violence that characterises modern Kashmir with its uniquely “magical” historical past, all the while doting on its timeless cultural wealth. Continue reading

Trending in Japan: Fireflies in Photography and Installations, Featuring Yume Cyan, Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, Yuki Karo and Yayoi Kusama 

At least four Japanese artists have been internationally acknowledged for their work recently – threein the past month alone. In addition to their shared heritage, Yume Cyan, Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, Yuki Karo and Yayoi Kusama also share a passion for a certain curious, effulgent insect that has captivated almost every child at one point or another: the lambent firefly.

While little personal information is available on Mr. Cyan, he seems to be an amateur on the local Japanese photography scene, having only surfaced with the publication of his firefly photos this past year.

"Last Dance of the Fireflies", Yume Cyan

“Last Dance of the Fireflies”, Yume Cyan

His photos were taken in the forests surrounding Nagoya, a central Japanese city that is said to be named for its peaceful – nagoyaka (なごやか) – aura. Leaving his shutter open for nearly 30 seconds, Mr. Cyan has created a short series of magical photographs featuring fireflies at dusk. Continue reading

Lebanese Designer Najla El-Zein’s “The Wind Portal” Exhibition at London’s V&A Museum Closes in Success 

"The Wind Portal"

“The Wind Portal”

Lebanese designer Najla El-Zein has just wrapped up her critically-acclaimed exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. “The Wind Portal” debuted on September 14th of this year, running until November 3rd. The V&A provided Ms. El-Zein with a massive, 8-metre high doorway in their museum complex from which she hung the 5,000 paper windmills that created her installation.  Continue reading

Chilean Artist Guillermo Bert Weaves Traditional Native American Symbols With Technology in “Encoded Textiles” Project 

Guillermo Bert with Mapuche weaver

Guillermo Bert with Mapuche weaver

Guillermo Bert, a Chilean Artist based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, is currently working on a project called “Encoded Textiles” which will soon be ripe and ready for global presentation. The exhibit is the first of its kind in that it examines the link between technology and tradition in the comparison of Native American tribal images to Quick Response (QR) Code boxes.  Continue reading

Sarah Sze’s Installation Art Featured Among Exhibitions at Venice Biennale 

"Gleaner", Triple Point Exhibition

“Gleaner”, Triple Point Exhibition

American installation artist Sarah Sze is currently amongst a repertoire of artists being featured at La Biennale di Venizia in Venice, Italy, the cultural institution renowned for its International Film, Art and Architecture Exhibitions, among other contemporary arts initiatives. Continue reading

Tate Exhibits Works of Sudanese Artist Ibrahim El-Salahi, July-September 2013 

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“Love 4 Culture”

The Tate in London has announced the opening of a new exhibition of the works of Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi. The exhibition will dote on El-Salahi’s “personal journey”, following his movements as a young adult to London, a pilgrimage back to Sudan, followed by a sejour in Qatar and a final return to England. Continue reading

Keith Haring’s “The Political Line” Exhibition on Display at Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, France Until August 18th, 2013 

The work of the renowned social activist and graffiti artist Keith Haring is on display in a an exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, France until August 18th, 2013.

tumblr_m3cilkPmKZ1qzy6hio1_1280Entitled “Keith Haring: The Political Line”, the collection features over 250 sculptures and drawings which serve to highlight Mr. Haring’s bold political perspectives at the height of his career in the late 1980s. Continue reading