Art


Finding inspiration in things small and public

A 2013 Japanese Ukiyoe exhibition at the British Museum sparked artist Liu Yi’s interest in small-scale paintings. A year later, he made a dozen copies of line drawings, sketching his wife sitting the ...

August 1, 2021, Sunday


A therapeutic tonic to overcome disabilities

FOR artist Liu Yi, art was his magic pill in those bed-ridden teenage years. Born congenitally malformed, Liu had his first surgery when he was 6 months old at Shanghai’s Xinhua Hospital. Since then, ...

July 25, 2021, Sunday


On a watery stage, La Scala conquers a new public

UNDER the night sky, dancers leaped on the wooden stage floating on an illuminated swimming pool, a fairytale experience from Milan’s La Scala as it seeks to reach a wider audience. The lights reflected ...

July 18, 2021, Sunday


Frida Kahlo’s art on a more intimate and immersive level

With larger-than-life projections of her work, music and journal extracts, a new exhibition aims to bring Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo’s paintings to life to mark the 114th anniversary of her birth. “Frida. ...

July 11, 2021, Sunday


Deadly risk of Afghan female empowerment

PHOTOGRAPHER Rada Akbar’s striking self-portraits are a declaration of her independence and heritage — but in Afghanistan that carries a deadly risk. The 33-year-old artist’s latest exhibition was forced ...

July 11, 2021, Sunday


Capturing beauty and desire with pictures and words

I am rooted but I flow,” Virginia Woolf once wrote. It perhaps also best characterizes Belarusian photographer Valery Katsuba and his work. With experiences working for fashion and archive houses, Katsuba ...

July 11, 2021, Sunday


3D video replaces huge sets in Verona as full operas resume

The Verona Arena amphitheater in northern Italy has returned to staging full operas for the first time since the pandemic — but with one big difference. The monumental sets that normally fill the vast ...

July 4, 2021, Sunday


From tokens to tattoos at 1st ‘CrypTOKYO’

TOKYO tattoo artist Ichi Hatano’s usual business has dwindled during the pandemic, but now he’s keen to mine a new stream of income at Japan’s first crypto art exhibition. Hatano’s ink featuring Japanese ...

July 4, 2021, Sunday


American and French artists reviving hope with giant Paris mural

A colorful human face emerges from waves like a call for hope above a Parisian street, in a giant message of optimism from American and French street artists painting a massive mural in the French capital ...

July 4, 2021, Sunday


‘Forgotten’ Oriental lute making comeback in Iran

THE Oriental lute is making a comeback in Iran after decades in the shadows as musicians reconnect with an instrument integral to Arab and Turkish musical tradition in a fragmented region. Known as the ...

April 25, 2021, Sunday




 

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