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

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Filipino Painter/Art Collector Alfonso Ossorio, Inspired by Jackson Pollock, On Display With Contemporaries in “Angels, Demons and Savages” at Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York 

"Tattooed Couple" by Alfonso Ossorio, 1950

“Tattooed Couple” by Alfonso Ossorio, 1950

The Parrish Art Museum, located in the Long Island town of Water Mill, New York, is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “Angels, Demons and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet”. The highlight of this exhibition is the placement of Filipino art collector and painter Alfonso Ossorio alongside his idols and much more famous contemporaries, abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and Jean Dubuffet. Continue reading

Iranian and Arab Female Photographers On Display in Upcoming Photography Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, USA: “She Who Tells a Story” 

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, USA is opening yet another magnificent photography exhibition this week.

"Hiba, Shatila Refugee Camp, Beirut 2010" from "A Girl and Her Room" by Rania Matar

“Hiba, Shatila Refugee Camp, Beirut 2010” from “A Girl and Her Room” by Rania Matar

Entitled “She Who Tells a Story” – the literal translation of the word rawia, Arabic for the feminine form of a storyteller – the exhibition consists of works submitted solely by female photographers hailing from the Arab world, Iran and beyond. Continue reading

Wife of Syrian Artist Youssef Abdelke Makes Public Appeal for Release With Online Petition 

Youssef Abdelke Goat's Head

Youssef Abdelke posing with painting of goat’s head

The filmmaker wife of acclaimed Syrian artist Youssef Abdelke, Ms. Hala Alabdalla, has made a mass appeal for his release from jail in launching a Facebook campaign and email petition. According to Ms. Alabdalla, her husband was “keen to stay in Damascus… despite the difficulties of daily life and dangers of… violence”. Continue reading

“Austrian Symbolism” on Display at Vienna’s Belvedere Museum for Duration of Summer 2013 

"Roter Engel" (Red Angel) by Karl Mediz, 1902

“Roter Engel” (Red Angel) by Karl Mediz, 1902

The famed Belvedere Museum in Vienna, Austria is hosting an exhibition entitled “Decadence: Aspects of Austrian Symbolism”. Noted as being the first large-scale exhibition of its kind, “Decadence” explores the artistic movement of symbolism which took hold of the Austrian art scene in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Continue reading

Frantisek Drtikol, Renowned Czech Photographer, Remembered in Lane Collection Exhibition at the MFA Boston 

“Nude”

František Drtikol is one of many fine photographers featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA entitled “An Enduring Vision: Photographs from the Lane Collection”. Born in the city of Příbram in what is now the Czech Republic in 1883, Drtikol was one of the first Czech photographers to attain widespread international praise for his photographs. 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

Mahmoud Mokhtar, Contemporary Egyptian Sculpture and Revolutionary Spirit 

In light of recent events in Egypt, it is perhaps of interest to shine light on an important member of Egypt’s modern artistic history. Mahmoud Mokhtar was a sculptor extraordinaire who was born in 1891 in the Nile Delta.

"Au Bord du Nil" (On the Banks of the Nile)

“Au Bord du Nil” (On the Banks of the Nile)

It was at a young age that he began making statues out of the clay that was easily available to him in this particular region. He and his mother eventually immigrated to Cairo, and he began to attend the Cairo School of Fine arts in 1908, the year the institution opened. Continue reading

New York Public Library Extends “Africans in India” Exhibition Until July 18th, 2013 

Painting of an African-Indian Merchant, 17th or 18th century

Painting of an African-Indian Merchant, 17th or 18th century

The New York Public Library (NYPL) at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture has extended their exhibition entitled “Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers” through July 18th, 2013. Continue reading

Paris Match Features the “Invisible Man”, Liu Bolin, in June 2013 Issue 

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“Hiding in the City No. 2”

Referring to him as “l’artiste caméléon” (the chameleon artist), Paris Match’s June 2013 issue has featured an interview with Lui Bolin, a Chinese artist whose work is reflective of social and economic issues in China. Continue reading