To mark Afghan women's day on FRANCE 24, we hear from two women wielding their art in resistance against the Taliban. Performance and visual artist Kubra Khademi lives in France because her artwork provoked death threats at home in Afghanistan. Now based in Paris, she creates artwork about being in exile.
From a workshop in the North Macedonian capital Skopje, artist Satja Grabuloski and his colleagues paint intricate designs on sneakers that have been shipped worldwide.
The French have protested against a planned pension reform. But in fact, the country's pension system is fairly generous when compared with many others in Europe. In several countries, people work much longer.
Can robots make art? Will ChatGPT replace authors? Is artificial intelligence creative? One thing is certain: AI is set to revolutionize the art world, even if authorship issues remain unresolved.
His directorial talents embrace opera, theatre, dance, visual arts and film. As he brings Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde" to the Opera Bastille in Paris, Peter Sellars tells us about the lessons the "total work of art" has to teach us about glimpsing beauty amid the madness. This latest production incorporates Bill Viola's flickering video art to echo the themes of the opera.
The photography biennale in Bamako, Mali is one of the most important arts events in Africa. Many young artists hope to launch an international career at the event.
We explore the life and artwork of French artist Rosa Bonheur, who was a pioneer – both as a painter and as a woman – in 19th century society. Two centuries years after her birth, major exhibitions are being held in France to celebrate her extraordinary legacy. In Paris, the Musée d'Orsay is hosting a special exhibition for this anniversary. Co-curator Leïla Jarbouai tells us more about Bonheur's body of work.
1 Dec 2022
Fifty-Five years after innocent Asaba indigenes were callously massacred in the fratricidal Nigerian Civil War, the first major show on this tragic contour opens today at Red Door Gallery, on Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The show ends on December 7, 2022.
28 Nov 2022
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.
27 Aug 2022
Haute couture is a sartorial discipline revered in France and across the world, but at its best it's also an expression of often complex philosophical ideas and convictions. Designers are continually grappling with the tension between body and spirit, between being and merely appearing, between functionality and seduction. FRANCE 24 takes a deep dive into the latest Haute couture collections from Iris van Herpen, Yuima Nakazato, Imane Ayissi, Adeline André and Alexandre Vauthier.
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.