Man eats $120,000 banana taped to wall at Miami art exhibition
15 December 2019 | 1:06 pm
A "hungry" artist caused a stir at an art show after he ate a piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan in front of an astonished crowd. The gallery, however, has said the artwork was not destroyed.
This woman knows her power: Agnes Kifaluka is a Tanzanian martial art actress. She works hard to make her dream become a reality. But she knows: a healthy work-life balance is just as important in life.
Kenyan Tina Benawra paints images that can be read in Braille, in the hope of allowing blind people the rare chance to experience and enjoy art.
Nigerians celebrated the homecoming of Benin bronzes pillaged during the colonial era. It comes as African leaders are pushing for the restitution of the artifacts from Europe.
As the war in Ukraine continues, the arts and culture sector has ground to a halt. Artist Pavlo Makov was preparing his installation for this year’s Venice Biennale when the Russian invasion arrived at his doorstep in Kharkiv. Pavlo tells us more about the tense situation there, the post-Soviet years that cast a shadow over his creative output and why, as a Ukrainian artist, he refuses to leave his home.
The cultural world has reacted swiftly to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Artists and performers have been cancelling shows in Russia, while cultural institutions are under growing pressure to cut ties with Russian oligarchs. The country will also no longer be represented at major international events, including the Eurovision Song Contest. We're joined by Ukrainian artist Nikita Kravtsov, who's also one of the organisers of "Support Ukraine" in France. He denounced a "genocide" in his country and called for the West to implement a no-fly zone over Ukrainian skies.
She's called herself a "caretaker of memory". Zineb Sedira is as much an artist as she is a researcher, historian and filmmaker. The Franco-Algerian artist is representing France at the 59th Venice Biennale of contemporary art in April. She joins us in the studio to talk about the influence of Algerian activist cinema on her work. We also discuss how the war in Ukraine has jeopardised Pavlo Makov's participation in the Biennale, and she weighs in on the decision of Russian artists to boycott their own, state-sponsored pavilion.
Kendell Geers and Tsoku Maela are two South African artists taking part in 1-54, the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, which is currently on show in Paris. The artists speak to Eve Jackson about their work, which addresses mental health issues in African communities, apartheid and global economic concerns. They also discuss the monolith label of "African art" and how more needs to be done for the restitution of stolen African treasures.
Artist Akingbade Adeniyi uses skewers and toothpicks as a mouthpiece to inform and inspire others living with dyslexia
Ghana's only glass blower says he is on a mission to reduce the country's glass waste and wasteful imports. Michael Tetteh built his own glassblowing studio in 2012 from scrap metal and clay bricks and today produces dozens of eclectic pieces each week from recycled TV screens, window panes and soda bottles.
Ethiopian researchers are hoping that a local staple known as false banana could have some real benefits for food security. Enset is little known outside of the country but is nutritious and drought resistant. Also 9 ancient Libyan artifacts have been returned home after having been looted during 21st century conflicts and smuggled out to the US. And we hear from rising Matthew Eguavoen whose work translates complex, contemporary African experiences into vibrant and challenging portraits.
We hear from up-and-coming artist Matthew Eguavoen, whose work translates complex, contemporary African experiences into vibrant and challenging portraits. But first, Ethiopian researchers are hoping that a local staple known as false banana could have some real benefits for food security. Enset is little known outside of the country but is nutritious and drought resistant. Also, nine ancient Libyan artefacts have been returned home after having been looted during 21st century conflicts and smuggled out to the US.
A Nigerian exhibition, "Art In Autism", is showcasing work from teenagers with autism to raise awareness of the condition in a country where diagnosed children are often shunned and kept behind closed doors.
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