In Mexico, free ‘Covid-19 survivor’ tattoos for those who beat virus
07 September 2020 | 7:00 am
Mexican tattoo artist Omi Debua is giving away free tattoos to those who have beaten the novel coronavirus, etching a "Covid-19 survivor" logo on people whose lives have been marked by the disease.
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In the oldest soap factory in Marseille, French artist Frederique Nalbandian sculpts her latest work. Fabrics soaked in paste are taken directly from the oven and assembled into a body reminiscent of a Greek deity.
As Ivorian artist Aristide Kouame combs the beach dragging a trash bag of waterlogged flip-flops, he is aware other beachgoers in the commercial capital Abidjan think he is a desperate trader or a madman.
Over 131,000 children in Mexico have lost a mother, father or both to the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Lancet medical journal. The grief and anxiety make returning to school a challenge for bereaved families.
Security forces in Mapastepec, southern Mexico, block a caravan of several hundred mostly Central American migrants, including children, heading for the United States on foot.
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"We were all caught off guard," says Jesus Olguin, who came to inspect the damage floods caused to his small jewelry store in Tula, central Mexico. About 39,000 residents have been affected and 14 died people at a hospital after flooding disrupted the power supply and life-sustaining oxygen treatment.
Music, spoken word and theatre are among the many artistic mediums that allow people from different backgrounds to connect. But spaces centering on the experiences of under-represented minorities can often be hard to come by, inspiring a variety of artists and activists hoping to change that. Among them is Irish-Nigerian artist Osaro Azams. She's the founder of the Fried Plantains Collective, which celebrates the voices of the LGBT and African communities in Dublin in a "cozy" and fun way. She joined us for Perspective.
With just a knife, brush and pencil, 30-year-old Egyptian sculpture artist Ibrahim Belal is a master of his tools, creating miniature sculptures of the most prominent Pharaonic and Egyptian landmarks at his home in the city of Rashid, in the Beheira Governorate, some 300 kilometres south of Cairo. He dreams of creating one of the first first museum's of miniature sculptures in the Middle East.
Our guest is known for her classical paintings of beautiful Black women from another era. Not servants, or slaves, nor fetishized or exoticised, her opulent portraits are redefining the women of colour in art history. With her latest work, "Queenie, the godmother of Harlem", the French-born, New York-based artist Elizabeth Colomba continues to rediscover and represent Black people erased by history. The book retraces the life of Martinican Mafia boss Stéphanie St. Clair in 1930s Harlem.
A Kosovar artist creates a portrait of the outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel using some 100 kilogrammes of seeds.
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