Art


‘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


This is a robbery: Great art heist is still a mystery

AFTER dreaming for many years of visiting Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, I was surprised by its dour presence when I finally arrived on its doorstep. The original building presented a rather ...

April 25, 2021, Sunday


Finding your inner peace in art

WHEN working as an art inspirer in Singapore, Ingela Johansson noticed many of her students “were looking for purpose,” rather than just creativity. “And that sparked the idea of how we can bring this ...

April 25, 2021, Sunday


Vivid show features dancing pumpkins, polka dots in trees

AN expansive new show featuring works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, famous for mesmerizing polka dots, speckled pumpkins and fascination with the natural world, has opened at The New York Botanical ...

April 18, 2021, Sunday


More than just pretty pictures: Learning new ways we can harness art for healing

Spending six weeks inside her apartment during a complete lockdown when the coronavirus pandemic swept Kuala Lumpur in 2020, Swedish artist Ingela Johansson found her usual approach of painting did not ...

April 18, 2021, Sunday


Rio de Janeiro artists languish in online exile

GEORGIA Szpilman’s soprano voice resounds beautifully in the apartment’s small living room, although the space lacks the acoustics of where her choir used to sing — Rio de Janeiro’s majestic municipal ...

April 18, 2021, Sunday


Shang explores the matter of life and death

UNLIKE ancient Greek mythology where Gods and Goddesses are at the helm, in Shang Liang’s new solo exhibition “Mortal at the Helm,” the Chinese avant-garde artist explores the ultimate potential of the ...

April 4, 2021, Sunday


Crypto art conundrum, genuine or satire?

AS an academic researcher, developer of artistic technology and amateur artist, I was quite skeptical about crypto art when I first read about it several years ago. However, I follow a community of artists ...

March 21, 2021, Sunday


DR Congo artists keep music of the miners alive

THE cone-shaped slag heap in the southeastern Congolese city of Lubumbashi is a mighty symbol of the time when copper was king. In that heady era, a vibrant and distinctive culture of music and dancing ...

March 14, 2021, Sunday


Tadao Ando goes beyond art

THE life and work of award-winning Japanese architect Tadao Ando, winner of architecture’s highest honor Pritzker Prize, is being exhibited in Shanghai next week in the Bund Finance Center. The 79-year-old ...

March 14, 2021, Sunday




 

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