Art Worldwide

FESPACO on professionalization of African film

March 2005 -

Every two years, the Festival Panafricain du Cinema et la Television de Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is held in Burkina-Faso. On 26 February 2005 the festival's nineteenth edition started.

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Contemporary Moroccan Art and Design

March 2005 -

Morocco: Art & Design 2005, in the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, celebrates four centuries of relations between the Netherlands and Morocco with an extraordinary exhibition.

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Blind Spaces, Brazil: Seeing is Revealing

March 2005 -

Visual artist Greg Streak (South Africa) worked on the 'Blind Spaces' project in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) during the month of February 2005, together with other artists from South-Africa, Brazil and Lebanon. How does he, through his 'foreign eyes', look at the city of Belo Horizonte and what are blind spaces?

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Biblio: A Review of Books

march 2005 -

Indian magazine about literature and other expressions of culture.

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Elif Shafak refuses to choose

February 2005 -

The Turkish author Elif Shafak (1971) refuses to choose between East and West. In her essay that looks at Turkey as the country on the threshold between East and West, she maintains that this is just what the artist should do - stand right on the threshold. She presented her essay 'The Gathering-place of the Djinni' recently at the tenth Winternachten festival of international literature at The Hague.

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Symbolic portrayals on the silver screen

January 2005 -

This year, the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2005 is featuring films from South-East Asia, in its subprogramme S.E.A. Eyes. One of these is The Rainmaker, the debut film by the Indonesian filmmaker Ravi Bharwani.

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Asian art has moved beyond its heavy image in Tokyo

December 2004 -

The exposition ‘Have we met?’, to be held from 11 December 2004 through 30 January 2005 in the Japan Foundation in Tokyo, presents work that goes beyond the stereotype images that Asians have of one another and that others have about Asians.

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Lyrics and politics, about Mahmoud Darwish

December 2004 -

The heavy price that must be paid for exile is evident in the poems written by Mahmoud Darwish, winner of the Prins Claus Prize 2004.

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I talk too much

December 2004 -

Poem by Mahmoud Darwish

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Performance art by Monali Meher in New Delhi

December 2004 -

Monali Meher was recently invited to participate for two months in the Khoj residency project in New Delhi. Monali talks about what it is like to work in your homeland again after living abroad for a number of years.

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