Researchers say Facebook is removing evidence of war crimes
The ATHAR Project's researchers certainly don't mince their words. For them, Facebook is effectively deleting evidence of war crimes by wiping all traces of illegal art trafficking on the social network. Wednesday, November 25, the ATHAR Project once again sounded the alarm that the trafficking of antiquities remains rife in Facebook groups that can have thousands of members.A recent story from The Verge highlights that the trafficking of artworks and antiques continues to rage on Facebook, where traffickers publish ads selling stolen antiquities in private groups. While the social network is ...
Artist hopes mural of 23-year-old killed in June shooting makes others pause before causing harm
CHICAGO — A golden frame filled with the cosmos went up on a brick building near the Western Blue Line. Its creator, speckled in paint, finished off glints of light on the stars. In a few clean lines, he wrote, “memorial mural in progress.”For longtime Chicago artist Tyrue “Slang” Jones, the project was personal.Brandon McGhee, 23, was walking near that wall in June, after a hot summer day spent visiting his mom, when he was shot and killed in one of the most violent weekends Chicago has seen in recent years. McGhee went to the same grammar school as Jones’ kids. McGhee’s mother, LaDonna Lane,...
Art and artists in martial-law Manila
It was November 1972. Martial law had been inflicted upon the land, following the fake ambush of Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile. My magazine the Graphic had been padlocked, along with the rest of the magazines and newspapers, except for the crony paper Daily Express. I was out of a job, like many in media.A few months later, while trying to earn a living translating lachrymose Spanish-language comics into Tagalog, courtesy of Morita Roces, I learned that Purita Kalaw Ledesma, the founder of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP), had been looking high and low for me. It turned out t...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
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This Arab artist hits the mark by looking at where British Muslims feel safest
Art communicates across every border and culture. Visual art is open and ambiguous, and allows imaginations to wander in time and space. Through London-based artist Alaa Alsaraji, they even wander into people's homes.With her family coming from Iraq, she was born in Iran and raised in Austria. Alsaraji has witnessed the rise of Islamophobia, fuelled by hateful media rhetoric, state surveillance and the demonisation and criminalisation of Muslim communities. She notes, however, that despite these internal and external conflicts which have expanded over generations, communities have established ...
The Middle East Monitor
Commentary: Where have all the arts critics gone?
Closed since the coronavirus pandemic hit Chicago in March, the Art Institute reopened July 30 with exhibitions by perennial favorite Monet, legendary local sculptor Richard Hunt, and the late Mozambican artist Malangatana, its first ever show dedicated to a modern African painter. The Museum of Contemporary Art welcomed visitors back on July 24. With a few notable exceptions, including the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Cultural Center, the majority of the city’s art institutions and commercial galleries have invited viewers back in. Indeed, they are some of the lowest-risk public ven...
Put 'Haunted Painting' from Philly indie rocker Sadie Dupuis on your Halloween playlist
When Sadie Dupuis found herself in a Seattle museum in 2018 looking at German artist Franz von Stuck’s 1902 oil painting “Saharet,” she saw something she didn’t expect.“It’s a just a portrait of a dancer, but there’s something very captivating about her expression,” says Dupuis, the Philadelphia singer-guitarist who has just released “Haunted Painting,” her second solo album as Sad13.“It’s a beautiful portrait and she’s a beautiful person, but there’s just something very mysterious about it to me,” says the 32-year-old musician and poet, who also leads the indie rock band Speedy Ortiz.“Part of...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jay Ambrose: Some things to scream about
You look at it, a copy of “The Scream,” the famous 1893 expressionist painting by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, and you ask yourself whether this is America today, a scene that sizzles with human anxiety. There is a hand on each side of a large, mesmerizing, petrified face, waters for drowning purposes nearby and a sunset of blood above.No, we don’t go around looking like the screamer, but there’s ongoing peril in the pandemic, a distraught economy, widespread disruption in violent riots, high racial tensions, the demolition of the family, the decline of faith, the decay of norms, intelle...
Tribune News Service
Sarah’s holding the baby, Art on the ropes, backseat dancer
Model’s marriage plan blows upItalian-Thai model Sarah Casinghini faces the prospect of bringing up a second child alone after her new love, Ukrainian model Vadim Ashab, insisted the pair had broken up and they had no plans to marry, despite her claims to the contrary.Vadim’s bombshell revelation last week comes after Sarah herself disclosed she was raising a two-month-old child, Emily, whom Vadim fathered after the pair met late last year.Vadim AshabContacted by Thai netizens via social media, Vadim, 20, confirmed he and Sarah, 33, had been together but said they had broken up early this year...
The Bangkok Post
Art with a message on display
Art with a message on displaypublished : 13 Oct 2020 at 04:00newspaper section:[Life](http://search.bangkokpost.com/search/result_advanced?category=news&xNewsSection=Life)Bangkokians have the opportunity to enjoy several art exhibitions in October. Here are our two picks which portray totally different issues.My Little GardenUntil Nov 1 at Palette ArtspaceFree Admission“My Little Garden” by Kyoko Abe Palette ArtspaceThe Covid-19 pandemic has posed a challenge for people around the world, including those in the art industry. However, Japanese painter Kyoko Abe, who is based in Bangkok and gradu...
The Bangkok Post