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Exhibition to show 50 contemporary portraits of Holocaust survivors

Imperial War Museum display shows survivors alongside younger generations of their familiesWhen Kitty Hart-Moxon, 97, was recently asked to choose one object that symbolised the horrors she survived at the hands of the Nazis in Auschwitz, Belsen, and on death marches, she had no doubts.A glass container encasing the preserved tattooed numbers she had cut out of her own arm and also that of her mother, Rosa Lola, which she keeps in a cupboard at her home in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, is a shocking...
Tags: Nazis, UK News, Holocaust, Second world war, Exhibitions, Imperial War Museum, Imperial War Museums, Kitty Hart Moxon, Auschwitz Belsen, Rosa Lola, Harpenden Hertfordshire


Doggerland: Lost ‘Atlantis’ of the North Sea gives up its ancient secrets

The land mass that linked Britain to continental Europe was rich in early human life until it floodedThe idea of a “lost Atlantis” under the North Sea connecting Britain by land to continental Europe had been imagined by HG Wells in the late 19th century, with evidence of human inhabitation of the forgotten world following in 1931 when the trawler Colinda dredged up a lump of peat containing a spear point.But it is only now, after a decade of pioneering research and the extraordinary finds of an...
Tags: Europe, Science, Climate Change, UK News, Culture, Britain, Museums, Netherlands, Anthropology, Belgium, Archaeology, Exhibitions, Scandinavia, North Sea, Neanderthals, Hg Wells


Cameroon with a view: portraits from the post-colonial era – in pictures

A new exhibition showcases three innovative Cameroonian photographers whose images embody the ‘golden age’ of studio portraiture in west Africa Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, Los Angeles, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Cameroon, Exhibitions, Africa Continue


Mountain of Salt: a Covid commentary from found images – in pictures

Bindi Vora’s Mountain of Salt is a collection of found images and appropriated text conceived as a response to the Covid pandemic. The wry, sometimes humorous, text-based series of collages focuses on the language used over the past year and was developed from collecting words and sentences derived from politicians, journalists and other individuals. Vora says she is ‘interested in how we might unite and reflect on this time currently being experienced in our individual and collective ways, as w...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, Exhibitions, Charing Cross, Vora, Alys Tomlinson, Bindi Vora


Carpet Art, Evolution of Meanings at Kazan Kremlin

On 7 July 2021, the Historic-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve The Kazan Kremlin hosted the opening ceremony of the exhibition Carpet Art, Evolution of Meanings. An exhibition of Azerbaijani carpet weaving art, its traditions, and contemporary designs was on display for the first time in Kazan. The exhibition at Kazan Kremlin will run through 5 September 2021. The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum demonstrates here the traditional masterpieces of carpet weaving art of the 19th and 20th centur...
Tags: Exhibitions, Karabakh, Kazan Kremlin, Svetlana Konovalova, Republic of Tatarstan, Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, Shirin Melikova, Art Museum Reserve The Kazan Kremlin, Chingiz Babayev, Carpet Art Evolution of Meanings, Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum Irek Sharipov, Shirin Melikova Director, Guba Gazakh, Chingiz Babayev Chingiz, Blank History


Carpet Art, Evolution of Meanings at Karzan Kremlin

On 7 July 2021, the Historic-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve The Kazan Kremlin hosted the opening ceremony of the exhibition Carpet Art, Evolution of Meanings. An exhibition of Azerbaijani carpet weaving art, its traditions, and contemporary designs was on display for the first time in Kazan. The exhibition at Kazan Kremlin will run through 5 September 2021. The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum demonstrates here the traditional masterpieces of carpet weaving art of the 19th and 20th centur...
Tags: Exhibitions, Karabakh, Kazan Kremlin, Svetlana Konovalova, Republic of Tatarstan, Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, Shirin Melikova, Karzan Kremlin, Art Museum Reserve The Kazan Kremlin, Chingiz Babayev, Carpet Art Evolution of Meanings, Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum Irek Sharipov, Shirin Melikova Director, Guba Gazakh, Chingiz Babayev Chingiz


From pedestrians to drag queens: everyday Africans – in pictures

Couples, shantytowns, refugees, soldiers … here are the highlights from Events of the Social, a show gathering together 10 years of images from Africa that’s currently at PHotoEspaña 2021 Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, World news, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions


‘Iconic gay image’: history of sailors and sex explored in Barcelona exhibition

Catalan city is hosting new show looking at relationships between men who spend their lives at seaA new exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona seeks to tell the story of the romantic and sexual reality of men who spend their lives at sea.El desig és tan fluid com la mar (Desire Flows Like the Sea) aims to evoke the lives of men living in isolation but at close quarters and whose intimate lives were once clandestine out of necessity because homosexuality was and, and in many places still ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, Culture, Art and design, LGBT rights, Exhibitions, Gay and lesbian travel, Maritime Museum of Barcelona


Fluid desires: Sailors’ sexual chemistry depicted in Barcelona

The Catalan city is hosting a new exhibition that explores the relationships of men who spend their lives at seaA new exhibition at Barcelona’s mmb maritime museum seeks to tell the story of the romantic and sexual reality of men who spend their lives at sea.El desig és tan fluid com la mar (Desire is as Fluid as the Sea) aims to evoke the lives of men living in isolation but at close quarters and whose intimate lives were clandestine out of necessity because homosexuality was and, and in many p...
Tags: Art, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, Culture, Art and design, LGBT rights, Exhibitions


Striking images: the 20th century, as told by Guardian photographers – in pictures

From the Irish civil war to anti-apartheid protests, a new exhibition delves into the legendary Guardian picture libraryIt was in 1905 that the Manchester Guardian published its first ever photograph, of the Angel Stone in Manchester Cathedral. Three years later, the paper hired its first staff photographer, Walter Doughty. In many ways the story of photography at the Guardian mirrors the story of the 20th century itself. And it’s a story that’s currently being told in a new exhibition, The Pict...
Tags: Photography, London, Media, Society, Newspapers & magazines, National newspapers, Newspapers, Culture, Art and design, Manchester, The Guardian, Guardian, Exhibitions, Social history, Manchester Guardian, The Photographers' Gallery


Madrid’s Reina Sofía examines Latin America’s artistic boom

Dangling artist, dead dog and lovingly tangled mattress help convey volatile past in new showThe black and white photograph of a dead dog, taken in Lima in 1989, that now hangs on the immaculate walls of the Reina Sofía in Madrid seems to have little in common with the Caetano Veloso album covers also on display or, come to that, with the image of a young Chilean artist suspended by his feet alongside a map of his homeland.But they – and the 100 or so other works that make up the museum’s latest...
Tags: Art, Europe, Americas, Spain, World news, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Madrid, Lima, Latin America, Reina Sofia


Pigeons drop in on Raphael exhibition in Madrid

Gallery staff exploring ways of deterring pests from damaging priceless 16th-century tapestriesThe exquisite set of Raphael tapestries currently on display in the grand gallery of Madrid’s royal palace has survived five tumultuous centuries of wars, rebellions, bombs, bullets and fire – only to find itself menaced by the more quotidian threat of opportunistic pigeons and their droppings.The nine tapestries, which depict scenes from the Acts of the Apostles, were created in Brussels in the mid-16...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Birds, Culture, Wildlife, Art and design, Exhibitions, Raphael, Brussels, Madrid, Sistine Chapel, Pope Leo X


Backdrops to a riot: JR on how his confrontational street art went global

His portraits of his Paris neighbourhood summed up its residents’ anger. Now his subversive installations straddle borders, float on boats and envelop favelas. We speak to the elusive artist“I didn’t spend enough time in school for any of the teachers to remember me. The only role models I had were the guys in the neighbourhood doing graffiti,” reflects JR, on his journey from street-smart tagger to world-famous conceptual artist. “I guess what’s nice is now, at 38, I can tell my mother I am not...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Installation, Exhibitions, Street Art, Tunisia, Jim Morrison


Tove Jansson: a life in search of Moominvalley

The Finnish artist’s work was hugely influenced by her love of the natural world – in particular the tiny island of Klovharun. A new exhibition explores her passionIn 1964, when she was in her 50s, the Moomin creator Tove Jansson settled on her dream island. Klovharun in the Finnish archipelago is tiny – some 6,000 sq metres – and isolated, “a rock in the middle of nowhere”, according to Jansson’s niece, Sophia. It has scarcely any foliage, no running water and no electricity. Yet for Jansson, i...
Tags: Books, Film, Culture, Art and design, Finland, Exhibitions, Biopics, Nazi, Tove Jansson, Helsinki, Sophia, Jansson, Moominvalley, Tuulikki Pietilä, Klovharun


How Tove Jansson’s love of nature shaped the world of the Moomins

The Finnish artist’s work was hugely influenced by her passion for the great outdoors – in particular the tiny island of KlovharunIn 1964, when she was in her 50s, the Moomin creator Tove Jansson settled on her dream island. Klovharun in the Finnish archipelago is tiny – some 6,000 sq metres – and isolated, “a rock in the middle of nowhere”, according to Jansson’s niece, Sophia. It has scarcely any foliage, no running water and no electricity. Yet for Jansson, it was an oasis. For 18 years she a...
Tags: Books, Film, Culture, Art and design, Finland, Exhibitions, Biopics, Nazi, Tove Jansson, Helsinki, Sophia, Moomins, Jansson, Tuulikki Pietilä, Klovharun


Toppled Edward Colston statue goes on display in Bristol

Sculpture of slave trader that was defaced in BLM protests last year forms part of exhibitionA statue of the slave trader Edward Colston that was toppled during a Black Lives Matter protest is to go on public display.The bronze memorial to the 17th-century merchant had stood in the city since 1895, but was pulled from its plinth during the demonstration on 7 June last year. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Protest, Race, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Slavery, Colonialism, Exhibitions, Bristol, Edward Colston


Ai Weiwei on colonialism and statues, Churchill, China and Covid

As his controversial Gilded Cage installation goes on display at Blenheim Palace, the artist and human rights campaigner reflects on the ‘complicated world’From this week a seven-metre-high installation entitled Gilded Cage, by the exiled Chinese artist and human rights campaigner Ai Weiwei, will be on display at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The piece, originally constructed for Central Park in New York in 2017, was made as a reflection on the worldwide refugee crisis. Ai Weiwei, 64, is curre...
Tags: Art, Europe, New York, Human Rights, China, New York City, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Winston Churchill, Oxford, Installation, Colonialism, Exhibitions, Blenheim Palace, Ai Weiwei


Five thousand years of mystical magnificence: Epic Iran at the V&A – review

V&A, LondonPersepolis and Isfahan are dazzlingly brought to life in a blockbuster show that explores five jaw-dropping millennia of cultural history, from soaring domes to charging horsesTypical. You go for months without any culture, then 5,000 years of it come along at once. That’s what the V&A’s luxury coach tour of a blockbuster promises, and delivers, including quite brilliant recreations of Iran’s two most renowned sites, Persepolis and Isfahan. Epic Iran shows there is a cultural history ...
Tags: Art, Iran, Culture, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Museums, Exhibitions, V&a, Isfahan, Tabriz, Ferdowsi, Isfahan Epic Iran, Ferdowsi Iran


Was the fiddler framed? How Nero may have been a good guy after all

He was a demonic emperor who stabbed citizens at random and let Rome burn. Or was he? We go behind the scenes at a new show exploding myths about the ancient world’s favourite baddieNero comes with a lurid reputation. “The main thing we know about him is his infamy,” says Thorsten Opper, curator of the first British exhibition devoted to the Roman emperor. “The glutton, the profligate, the matricide, the megalomaniac.” Also, the pyromaniac: famously, Nero “fiddled while Rome burned”, or at least...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Film, Fiction, History, Bbc, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Classical Music, Exhibitions, Opera, British Museum, Roman Britain


‘I tend to do the opposite of what people like’: unstoppable film-maker Ayo Akingbade

As a young black woman in a white-dominated industry, the film-maker has faced huge obstacles. But her enigmatic, uplifting works about housing estates and gentrification are now winning awards worldwide“I was ready to shake up the world,” says Ayo Akingbade, remembering the day she graduated from film school. But she soon encountered obstacles. “People think you don’t have a voice,” she says, “because you don’t have the money, the name, or whatever.”Akingbade is sitting in her London studio sur...
Tags: Art, London, Film, Housing, Race, Communities, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Whitechapel Gallery, Tina Turner, Documentary films, Ayo Akingbade, Sade Naomi Campbell


Help, it’s 1,000 trillion degrees in here! The Big Bang artwork that makes scientists cry

What would it have been like to be inside the Big Bang? We meet the ultra-hi-tech art duo who are using light, sound and sub-atomic astro data to recreate the biggest explosion ever‘Step into the heart of the Big Bang,” says the advert for Halo, a walk-in, 360-degree, audiovisual installation about to open in Brighton. Come off it, I want to retort. You couldn’t “step” into the Big Bang without first travelling 13.8 billion years back in time and then being extremely miniaturised. After all, the...
Tags: Art, Science, UK News, Nasa, Physics, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Festivals, Cern, Brighton, Installation, Exhibitions, Particle physics, Brighton Festival, University of Sussex


Why are our cities built for 6ft-tall men? The female architects who fought back

Fed up living in a world designed by and for men, 80s design activists Matrix declared war on every urban obstacle in their way. And their impact is still being felt todayWhen Le Corbusier developed his proportional system Le Modulor in the 1940s, the great architect had in mind a handsome British policeman. His system would go on to shape the entire postwar world, dictating everything from the height of a door handle to the scale of a staircase, all governed by the need to make everything as co...
Tags: Design, Environment, Women, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Feminism, Art and design, Paris, Planning policy, Exhibitions, Barbican, Le Corbusier, Corbusier, Le Modulor


First-hand stories shed new light on Nazi death marches

Wiener Holocaust Library in London has gathered testimonies and photographs of forced evacuations at end of second world warFirst-hand accounts from survivors of Nazi death marches, which formed a last ruthless chapter of the genocide, are to go on display with testimonies translated into English for the first time.During the death marches, tens of thousands of people died on roadsides of exhaustion, shot for failing to keep up, or murdered in seemingly random massacres as the Nazis moved people...
Tags: Europe, London, Germany, Nazis, Religion, World news, Holocaust, Second world war, Judaism, Exhibitions, Nazi, Nazism, Europe Continue, Wiener Holocaust Library


‘Iranian culture has huge depths and continues to be relevant today’

Five thousand years of Iranian art goes on show at the V&A this month. A private collector who lent many of the works reveals what light these treasures cast on the countryThe drive from London to a certain nameless valley in rural Oxfordshire - a preposterously pretty realm of flint cottages, quaint pubs, willow trees and gentle hills - is always slightly unnerving. This part of the country is so close to London and yet the feeling is of stepping back in time, a remoteness that is sudden and un...
Tags: London, World news, Iran, Culture, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Museums, Exhibitions, V&a, The Iranian revolution, Oxfordshire, Ina Sarikhani Sandmann


Would you pay £99,000 for this self-lacing Nike? Sneakers Unboxed review

Design Museum, LondonFrom battered Vans to box-fresh Adidas, how did sneakers become an $80bn-a-year global industry? This fun show has all the answers – including how to get really fat laces‘It was all about being the freshest,” says Koe Rodriguez, toothbrush in hand. “That’s how you pulled honeys, how you got respect from the hard rocks. That’s how you laid your game down. It was all about being fresh.” The hip-hop historian’s not talking about his teeth, though, but his sneakers.Rodriguez app...
Tags: Fashion, Nike, Sport, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Rodriguez, Koe Rodriguez


Tracey Emin on beating cancer: ‘You can curl up and die – or you can get on with it’

As she starts to rebuild her life after surgery, the artist shares her unflinchingly honest cancer self-portraits, talks about seeing dead people in hospital walls, and explains why she’s buying herself a punchbag – and kittens‘I’m smiling and talking to you,” says Tracey Emin, sitting at her kitchen table. “But it’s not always like this.” We’ve been delaying this conversation until she finally felt well enough. She has been spending a lot of time in bed, just resting. On the phone, she sounded ...
Tags: Art, Cancer, Culture, Art and design, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibitions, Tracey Emin, Tracey


Tracey Emin on her cancer self-portraits: ‘This is mine. I own it’

As she starts to rebuild her life after surgery, the artist shares her unflinching self-portraits taken during treatment, talks about seeing dead people in hospital walls, and explains why she’s buying herself a punchbag – and kittens‘I’m smiling and talking to you,” says Tracey Emin, sitting at her kitchen table. “But it’s not always like this.” We’ve been delaying this conversation until she finally felt well enough. She has been spending a lot of time in bed, just resting. On the phone, she s...
Tags: Art, Cancer, Culture, Art and design, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibitions, Tracey Emin, Tracey


‘We won’t be bouncing back’ – the unsettling truth about the big reopening

Next week, after 14 months of closure and despair, the arts are reawakening. But the damage caused by Covid runs deep – and recovery is by no means assured“If we had to close down again,” says Andrew Lloyd Webber, “we couldn’t survive.” Webber is staging his new musical Cinderella, with book by Oscar-winner Emerald Fennell, in a full-capacity theatre in July, having already delayed its premiere twice. He has mortgaged his house in London and will be selling one of his seven theatres. “It cost £1...
Tags: Books, Music, UK, England, London, Scotland, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Stage, Festivals, Classical Music, Economic recovery, Exhibitions


David Hockney on joy, longing and spring light: ‘I’m teaching the French how to paint Normandy!’

While enjoying an idyllic lockdown in France, the 83-year-old artist has created perhaps his most important exhibition ever – offering hope to an injured world ‘I think it looks terrific,” says David Hockney. “It’s all on one theme, isn’t it? And there’s not many exhibitions like that, really, a show all about the spring.” The 83-year-old artist is taking a look around his new exhibition at the Royal Academy in London for the first time. He seems happy with it – and rightly so, for it is hypnoti...
Tags: Ipad, Art, Apps, Technology, London, France, Environment, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Normandy, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibitions, Spring, David Hockney, Gardens


Clearing the dancefloor: how club culture became a museum piece

In the pandemic, nightclubs have been turned into exhibition spaces, switching the craze for museums evoking clubs. It’s throwing fresh perspective on what dancing is even forThe ttttssshhhhhh of a smoke machine breaks the silence as a red spotlight blinks to life, illuminating social distancing markers on a dancefloor polished smooth by the shuffling of feet. The soundsystem kicks into gear with an anthem by techno star Dave Clarke. But the DJ booth is empty, and the only ravers here are the on...
Tags: Art, Music, Culture, Art and design, Belgium, Dance music, Installation, Exhibitions, Brussels, Dave Clarke, Marolles, Coronavirus