Bulgarian photographer Eugenia Maximova on life & modern kitsch

Bulgarian photographer Eugenia Maximova on life & modern kitsch

Marjola Rukaj for Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/OBC) Ruse, BULGARIA, EASTERN EUROPE: Eugenia Maximova has entered hundreds of houses in the Balkans, asking only one thing: show me the kitchen. Eugenia Maximova is one of the most interesting representatives of Balkan and Eastern-European contemporary photography. Born in Ruse, a small city in […]

Recycling garbage bags into fine art objects

Recycling garbage bags into fine art objects

Faiza Elmasry for VOA – WNN GlobalARTS Allita Irby turns plastic bags into art. About three years ago, the mixed media artist recognized the potential of the plastic bags her daily newspapers came in. “I was taking the newspaper out and I felt the texture of these bags,’ she said. “They were soft and the […]

Young Romanian artists are using new technologies to break traditional barriers

Young Romanian artists are using new technologies to break traditional barriers

Luciana Grosu for Global Press Institute – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/GPI) Bucharest, ROMANIA, EASTERN EUROPE: Oana Livia, 26, is a mixed media artist. Livia, from Focsani, a city in eastern Romania, says she prefers to combine traditional and digital techniques to create her artwork. To make her art, Livia first draws on paper, then retouches the […]

Sri Lankan women photojournalists take women 'out of the box'

Sri Lankan women photojournalists take women 'out of the box'

Manori Wijesekera for Global Press Institute Sri Lanka – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/GPI) Colombo, SRI LANKA, SOUTHERN ASIA: “The way women are being visually portrayed in Sri Lanka is something that has to be questioned,” says Liz Fernando, a photographer and visual artist in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital. Fernando sees two common trends in the visual […]

Learning about the Jewish Holocaust through arts at the UN

Learning about the Jewish Holocaust through arts at the UN

WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/UNNC) United Nations, New York, U.S., NORTH AMERICA: From Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 until the 1945 liberation, music played an integral role in daily life under Nazism, as illustrated at a United Nations event which used the medium of the arts to communicate fragments of the lives of victims of […]

"I’m going to paint my people," says Native artist Deborah Spears Moorehead

"I’m going to paint my people," says Native artist Deborah Spears Moorehead

Hannah Ellman for Cultural Survival – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/CS) Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Deborah Spears Moorehead, an artist from the Seaconke, Pokanoket, Wampanoag, Narragansett, Pequot, Mohawk, and Nipmuc Tribal Nations in New England, has been drawing since she can remember. “The Creator chose me to have the talent to be an artist. I started […]

When public art & politics collide: Recognizing WWII comfort women

When public art & politics collide: Recognizing WWII comfort women

Jeff Shu for VOA – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/VOA) Glendale, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Last July, the City of Glendale California, unveiled a statute in its central park of a Korean-American who was a so-called “comfort woman” — one of the women forced to provide sexual services to Japanese soldiers during World War II.  In so […]

Vast discrimination against female creatives worldwide continues

Vast discrimination against female creatives worldwide continues

Lia Chavez – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Just a few years ago, the mind-numbing rhetoric of “post-feminism” was still in wide circulation, as though the original aspirations of the women’s movement — women’s full participation in society and equal pay for equal work — had become obsolete. Of course, the statistics […]

When research & art collides great things can happen

When research & art collides great things can happen

Carol Becker for Truthout – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/TO) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: There is much interest in “innovation” these days, so much so that the word has almost lost its meaning. Still, in November 2013, I accepted an invitation to participate in a symposium on that very topic. I joined professors of […]

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