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With climate deal, activists seeks land rights for native people | Reuters

Apr 22, 2016

With climate deal, activists seeks land rights for native people | Reuters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With world leaders converging in New York to sign a landmark climate deal, activists along with actor Alec Baldwin called on Thursday for a halt to deforestation, a contributor to global warming, by giving indigenous people rights to their land. #Business #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #art
Whose art is it anyway? Austrian museum to return two Egon Schiele works to Jewish heiress

Apr 07, 2016

Whose art is it anyway? Austrian museum to return two Egon Schiele works to Jewish heiress

Vienna's famous Leopold Museum on Thursday settled a long-running feud over five Nazi-plundered drawings by Austrian painter Egon Schiele with the descendants of the works' Jewish former owner. #art #Austria #Leopold museum #Nazis #Shareworthy #Maria Altmann #Gustav Klimt #Egon Schiele #Austrian government
Tiny treasures: 17th-19th Century Indian miniatures part of Bonhams' auction

Apr 02, 2016

Tiny treasures: 17th-19th Century Indian miniatures part of Bonhams' auction

The highlights of Bonhams' auction include 50 miniatures encapsulating a broad range of Indian painting from 17th to 19th century #Auction #art #Mecca #Bonhams #Quran #Ottoman Empire #Medina #FWeekend #miniatures #Islamic and Indian Art #Evelyn and Peter Kraus #Minai Pottery #Firdausi's Shahnama
Protests over Venkatappa Art Gallery may sully culture, and a revered institution, in Karnataka

Mar 23, 2016

Protests over Venkatappa Art Gallery may sully culture, and a revered institution, in Karnataka

The Karnataka state government’s ‘Adopt a Destination’ scheme involving the corporate sector in 46 of the state’s 319 tourist attraction spots, has run into rough weather. One of the MOUs signed, for the Venkatappa Art Gallery (VAG), has raised the hackles of a section of the artist community to the extent that they have been on a war path for the past several days. #ConnectTheDots #Karnataka #Bengaluru #art #Public-private partnership #MoU #Government of Karnataka #art gallery #Cubbon Park #Venkatappa Art Gallery #Department of Tourism #Department of Archeology #Museums and Heritage
Cut the bullshit, Israeli culture minister tells liberals | Reuters

Mar 06, 2016

Cut the bullshit, Israeli culture minister tells liberals | Reuters

TEL AVIV Israel's culture minister had a blunt message on Sunday for liberals worried about what they consider efforts by the government to stifle dissent in the arts: "Cut the bullshit." Free-speech debate in Israel has grown fierce under conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Non-governmental organisations and artists that document or dramatise conditions for Palestinians complain about legislation scrutinising their funding. #United Kingdom #Film #art #Latin America #opinion #article
How artist Shilo Shiv Suleman's Fearless Collective broke barriers in Pakistan

Jan 10, 2016

How artist Shilo Shiv Suleman's Fearless Collective broke barriers in Pakistan

Shilo Shiv Suleman's The Fearless Collective, collaborated with Pakistan activist Nida Mushtaq for a one-of-a-kind street art project that reflects the theme of fearlessness. #Pakistan #Q&A #Karachi #art #Lahore #Rawalpindi #FWeekend #Shilo Shiv Suleman #The Fearless Collective #Bubbly Malik
Poet arrested as Iran targets free speech - rights group | Reuters

Jan 10, 2016

Poet arrested as Iran targets free speech - rights group | Reuters

DUBAI An Iranian poet who backed a reformist candidate in 2009's disputed presidential election has been detained amid a crackdown on artists and activists, a U.S.-based rights group said. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) said late on Friday that Hila Sedighi had been arrested at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport on Jan. 7 as she returned from the United Arab Emirates #Politics #United States #Islam #Europe #art
Mexican artist Toledo mourns disappeared, murdered in new show | Reuters

Dec 15, 2015

Mexican artist Toledo mourns disappeared, murdered in new show | Reuters

OAXACA, Mexico Bloodshot faces, baked into ceramic pots, grimace in pain. Gnarled fingers poke from ashen clay. #Politics #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #art #author
Love has an address this December: The Sensorium in Goa

Dec 14, 2015

Love has an address this December: The Sensorium in Goa

If you are in search of love, this is the address to be if you are in Goa this December: Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts. #BuzzPatrol #Life #Goa #art #Panaji #love #Sensorium