No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Art, an exhibit of nine leading male contemporary Australian artists, is sophisticated, nuanced, beguiling, and fresh.
Take a moment to appreciate this gift of song of the Yuwaalaraay tradition from three sisters, Nardi Simpson, Lucy Simpson and Jilda Andrews of New South Wales, Australia who form the Aboriginal musical group of Biliirr. They are playing on March 24, 2016 at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and later at Harvard University at …
A sophisticated artist whispers the secrets of life to those willing to listen, observe and appreciate. With a startling passion, Loongkoonan, from Nyikina on the banks of the Mardoowarra river, “People of the River”, presents to the world a perspective quickly disappearing. Raising contemporary art to a new level of expression, Loongkoonan invites each person …
Paris, the city of art, fashion and architecture and it’s relatively modest auction house Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou are on the global stage of cultural heritage and who has the right to own another culture’s patrimony and sacred artifacts or relics. Christopher Mazeika, scholar in ritual performance and art director at Paris based Santo Spada fashion house reflects on his visit to view the collection of Hopi masks up for auction.
Mattiusi Iyaituk, a gentle small figure steps forward to share a story of a life evaporating as quickly as the snow melts to make way for spring. As much as the South has done everything possible to erradicate the culture of the North, perhaps one of the lasting legacies of the Inuit artists will be to actually help the South.
With a gun held at her stomach and threatened with immediate death, Santander calmly was able to convince them she was an artist. An artist with a passion to paint the wildlife for children. As darkness squeezed out the remaining light, Santander says “miraculously’ she and her friend were released. Minus their motorcycle they began the silent, slow walk home through the jungle. Their walk became a journey through the blackness and certain death to life, freedom.
Cape Dorset artists on display at the Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC.