Beyond kitsch: The art of the sunset
28 November 2022 | 7:48 am
Sunset photos are popular on Instagram, but a new exhibition shows that the motif also symbolizes philosophical questions and reflects the state of the world.
25 May 2022
A Nigerian project is turning looted works of African art into non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, in a form of "alternative repatriation".
28 May 2022
We take a look at discussions in the papers over when and how the war in Ukraine will finally end. We also look at some scathing cartoons over inaction on gun control in the US. We then find out about the latest art scandal to hit France, which is worthy of a crime novel, according to French daily Libération. Finally, we discuss the latest in sex news: from amnesia-inducing sex to sexual wellness retreats that are becoming increasingly popular.
4 Jun 2022
As the war in Ukraine continues, one Parisian NGO is using art as a force for unity. The "Agency of Artists in Exile" is currently inundated with requests from both Ukraine and Russia. The agency is building bridges and collaborations between artists from both countries, all of whom are united in their opposition to Vladimir Putin's war. Our team reports.
1 Jun 2022
Tiwani Contemporary is pleased to present 'The company she keeps'. A group show bringing together five artists, Chioma Ebinama, Miranda Forrester, Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Nengi Omuku, and Charmaine Watkiss who worked internationally. Materially and collectively their works draw attention to intimacy, reparative approaches, and the valorization of labour.
2 Jun 2022
Objects from Berlin's Ethnological Museum collection will be presented to the Namibian public. But while their origins are being studied, why is this return only a loan?
12 Jun 2022
Walking into this restaurant in the heart of Lagos gives diners the illusion of walking into a giant coloring book, and in a fun way, beckoning guests to bring in their crayons.
14 Jun 2022
Pablo Picasso's problematic relationship with the opposite sex has long been documented: by the women who shared his life and by the art critics and biographers who relayed the artist's musings, such as "there are only two kinds of women: goddesses and doormats". As the Picasso Museum in Paris invites feminist artist ORLAN to revisit his portraits in "Weeping Women Are Angry", we speak to art critic and author Judith Benhamou. She tells us why "like many geniuses, Picasso was a monster" and how his sexual appetite fuelled his creative impulses.
3 Jul 2022
A young Cameroonian activist is the force behind a quest to restitute a sacred statue stolen by a German colonialist 120 years ago. Njobati Sylvie believes restitution is integral in confronting the Cameroon's past.
11 Jul 2022
Adire is a resist-dyed cloth produced and worn by the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria in West Africa. The Yoruba label Adire, which means "tied and dyed," was first applied to indigo-dyed cloth decorated with resist patterns around the turn of the twentieth century. GuardianTV takes a look at the art and fashion of Adire.
23 Jul 2022
Nigerian artist Blessing Ibie transforms abandoned tyres into impressive sculptures, creating job opportunities for young people in his community. He pays the kids to collect tyres off the streets and at the same time they clean up the environment.
22 Jul 2022
Nigerian artist Blessing Ibie transforms abandoned tires into impressive sculptures, creating job opportunities for young people in his community. He pays the kids to collect tires off the streets and at the same time they clean up the environment.
23 Jul 2022
The French city of Arles becomes a Provençal headquarters for fine art photography every summer, as the “Rencontres d’Arles” festival brings together imagery from all over the world through dozens of exhibitions, screenings and events. We sit down with Mitch Epstein, who tells us about revisiting the pictures that make up “In India: 1978-1989”.
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Japan's Kazuyoshi Miura continues his playing career in Portugal a month shy of his 56th birthday.
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A papal mass drew a crowd of over a million people to Kinshasa this week. Prayers were said for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the power of the Catholic Church is a counterweight to the state.
1 hour ago
As relations between Iran and the United States continue to deteriorate, FRANCE 24 spoke to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani in Paris. He warned that "any tension between the US and Iran, any tension between the regional countries, will reflect on Iraq negatively".
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A building-price explosion has ruined Germany's apartment-building plans. The rental market is becoming nightmarish, and experts say the government hasn't even begun to grasp the scale of the crisis.
1 hour ago
With Kyiv again hit by Russian air attacks, the city's mayor says Ukrainians are prepared to die for their freedom. He tells DW Russia is "unhappy" about Western tank deliveries because it is afraid of modern hardware.
1 day ago
Russian social media channels and media are sharing a doctored video that alleges Poland will form army units of "non-traditional orientation". We disprove these claims in this edition of Truth or Fake.