Critics might accuse the majority of the Palestinian diaspora's work as being political, and by implication less worthy of praise. But Halaby embraces the label. "Semantics!" she says to The Majalla, "Don't be fooled: everything we do is political. Staying silent is political . . . Yes, my art is political."
Dima Gorbunov is a young Russian artist making a name for himself in London's cultural landscape. Based in St. Petersburg, Dima has seen collectors take his creations across Europe, and his commissioned work become high in demand. Now the artist has imagined a beautiful story of paintings, that bring the cult of nightlife to canvas, at North London's C99 Art Project.
The book just launched: Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes showcases today's international artistic frontiers: where communities of like-minded artists are producing exceptionally experimental work. These twelve new centres for contemporary art are introduced through the eyes of curators deeply engaged in each city.
Berlin's ninth annual Festival of Lights kicked off last week, one of the best-known illumination festivals in the world, running from October 9 to October 20.