16 Jul 2021
Two filmmakers escape to Ingmar Bergman's island home, in search of inspiration and a quiet place to write. Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth play the creative couple at the centre of Mia Hansen-Løve's "Bergman Island". And then, another film starts. This Russian doll of a drama explores the very nature of art, life and creative relationships. We hear more from the French filmmaker and her leading man about the sacred monsters of cinema. We also discuss different approaches to the creative process.
30 May 2021
Art collectors and musicians have been advised to take advantage of technology in making and selling a non-fungible token, NFT.
8 May 2021
Paris's Cité Internationale des Arts is a creative microcosm, with international practitioners working alongside each other on projects that range from engraving to video art. Our reporters have been to see their latest group show, entitled "Répare Reprise". It seeks to unravel tumultuous events in Africa and the Middle East and reappropriate them using a range of media, including photography, textile art and painting.
21 Apr 2021
Brazil is building a new statue of Jesus and it is going to be bigger than Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer art created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa. Here are a few things to know about the statue.
19 Apr 2021
The buyer of a $69 million digital artwork in the form of "non-fungible tokens" (NFTs) says he felt a "soul connection" with the artist as both men started as relative amateurs in their field but found success after years of hard work. Singapore based Vignesh Sundaresan, also known as MetaKovan, defends the price he paid for the collage of 5,000 pieces of art created on consecutive days, which has transformed its creator, real name Mike Winkelmann, into the third-most valuable living artist.
14 Apr 2021
We take a look at the Covid-19 hurdles France is facing, as it nears the tragic milestone of 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus. We also dive into the twists and turns around one of the world's most expensive paintings, the "Salvator Mundi". Finally, we discuss 100,000-year-old footprints and an age-old love for wiggling your toes in the sand.
8 Apr 2021
When in 2019 Nigerian painter Julius Agbaje depicted President Muhammadu Buhari as the Joker, he never imagined that a year later his portrait would become a symbol of youth protest. With the tip of his brush in his tiny studio in the popular Alimosho district of Lagos, the 28-year-old artist challenges Nigeria's institutions in order to fight social injustices.
7 Feb 2021
In this edition we look at persuasive tech, or how digital technology is designed to facilitate addiction. While there's growing recognition of the problem, users are still not aware of how exactly it happens. We're joined by Pierre Louette, the chairman & CEO of French media Les Echos-Le Parisien along with our tech editor Peter O'Brien to shed light on the strategies.
26 Jan 2021
The Lagos State Coconut Development Authority, LASCODA, is changing how coconut waste is managed by training people to turn it into arts and crafts.
26 Dec 2020
African nations need to work together to pressure Europe to return looted art held in its museums, such as Germany's newly opened Humboldt Forum, says DW's Harrison Mwilima.
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13 Nov 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Saturday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.
30 Sep 2020
Nigerian art collector Yemisi Shyllon wants to see works created by Nigerian artists and the country's historical artifacts receive the same recognition at home as they are increasingly attracting overseas.