Monday, 24 January , 2022

Art

The reality of looted colonial art and restitution

"A high-priority cultural policy": The German Lost Art Foundation is hosting a conference on looted art and the restitution of colonial objects. Dec 05, 2021 "As...

Africa’s lost heritage and Europe’s restitution policies

France is returning artworks acquired in colonial times to Benin. Germany is also open to restitutions. How are other European countries addressing the issue? Nov.9,...

After more than two centuries, Beethoven’s 10th Symphony has been completed...

By Julie Gaubert Oct 14, 2021 In 2020, Ludwig van Beethoven would have turned 250. To celebrate the composer’s genius, this year’s edition of the BeethovenFest in Bonn,...

A Day After Pro-Palestine Graffiti, Cuffs On Kashmir Artist

20 others also arrested from different places in Srinagar, police said By Naseer Ganai 15 May 2021, ammu and Kashmir Police have arrested an artist and...

Azerbaijan refuses to hand over 1,500 artworks after seizing ‘cultural capital’...

Artsakhi ministers have asked Russia to intervene in their bid to recoup paintings, sculptures, and precious stones after relinquishing culturally significant city of Shusha By...

« Le British Museum n’a jamais acquis les marbres du Parthénon...

La ministre grecque de la Culture juge que Boris Johnson n’est pas au fait « des nouvelles données historiques » concernant ces sculptures. Par Simon Cherner Mar.16, 2021 La...

The Best American Short Stories 2020: The state of mind of...

By James MacDonald 11 March 2021 The annual editions of The Best American Short Stories (BASS) series can be counted on for two things: First, each...

Freemuse condemns Spanish government for jailing of rapper Pablo Hasél

"Laws need to be changed" says Denmark-based organization which advocates for artistic freedom 20 February 2021 Freemuse, an independent international organization advocating for freedom of artistic...

How a rapper’s arrest in Spain sparked riots and fierce debate...

By Luke Hurst Feb.23, 2021 Every night since last Tuesday, protesters have been taking to the streets of Barcelona and other Spanish cities in their thousands, calling...

Spain risks more riots as free speech crackdown and rapper’s jailing...

By Damian Wilson* 19 Feb, 2021 Millions of Spaniards still remember life under fascism. Now, with lockdown’s limits on freedom compounded by the erosion of...