Chilean-Peruvian Artist Ivana De Vivanco Gives Voice To The Overlooked Stories Of Nonconforming Women

Covering painting, sculpture and video, Chilean-Peruvian artist Ivana de Vivanco examines capitalistic development through a feminist viewpoint in her site-specific intervention Two Pennies for Myself and Tea (2021) at London’s SCAN – Spanish Contemporary Art Network, warping male-centred systems of dominance and exploitation. Despite its misleading resonance of a nursery rhyme, the title extracts a…

5 Cultural Producers Shaping Rwanda’s Creative Landscape

A landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley, where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge, Rwanda’s terrain is highly elevated, giving it the soubriquet, “land of thousand hills.” With its geography dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, the country is filled with numerous mineral-dense lakes. Boasting a…

The Instagram Archive Championing Intersectional Nostalgia

Created by London-based curator Mica, Instagram archive @rewindbeauties celebrates, as she puts, “intersectional nostalgia,” through a trove of compelling and evocative images, largely originating from the 60s and 70s and documenting the beauty and cultures of people of colour. Intersectionality is an analytical framework for understanding how aspects of a person’s social and political identities…

How An Interrupted Art Biennial Became A Feature Film

In March 2020, plans for the second edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA2), a major international contemporary art event, were abruptly stopped by the rapid spread of COVID-19 just a few weeks before the opening. Chief curator Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel decided to transform the exhibition into a film set, reimagining the biennial…

From Poetry To Politics, Meet 2021’s Jameel Prize Finalists

The Jameel Prize, the world’s leading award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition, was established by the Victoria & Albert Museum and Art Jameel in 2009. Attracting a diverse roster of applicants from around the globe, this year eight finalists have been shortlisted for the sixth edition of the award. Their work…

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