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Artist Profile: Anisa Makhoul

Artist Profile: Anisa Makhoul

Anisa Makhoul is an American illustrator, living in Portland, Oregon.  She is the daughter of a 'Lebanese beekeeper', although she says that there's nothing particularly extraordinary about this fact since "everyone is an immigrant in some way shape or form." Anisa...

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Hope

Hope

In the Netherlands today, many of us woke up and heaved a sigh of relief at the election results. One of the biggest causes for optimism was that 80% of eligible voters turned out to vote. So today, we wanted to share this work by the British artist and protester Bob...

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Nasty Women Amsterdam

Nasty Women Amsterdam

Last weekend, I saw the opening of the Nasty Women Amsterdam exhibition at the Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, which was completely packed out. What is the Nasty Women Exhibition? We know the hashtag, we know the marches- but did you know it's also an art movement? It...

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A Safe Place to Land – Haven by Swoon

A Safe Place to Land – Haven by Swoon

The newly reopened Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden is currently hosting a wonderful new piece by American artist Swoon (Caledonia Curry). Inspired by the stories of two young refugees she met in Malmö, Swoon has created a marvelous mural that spans the entire wall...

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Citizen Nowhere: A Fable for Our Time

Citizen Nowhere: A Fable for Our Time

"One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eye." - The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was in exile when he penned this most beloved of books, driven from his native country by war, and distraught with...

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Artist Profile: Monica Perez Vega

Artist Profile: Monica Perez Vega

POMPEII, 50x50 cm, oil on canvas, 2010 "My paintings are simply a metaphor for life.  It's about how we navigate the chaos and find our way..." We begin our weekly Artist Feature segment with the work of Monica Perez Vega, which is fitting as it was she who originally...

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LifeSwap Animation Series

LifeSwap Animation Series

Ah, the fun of living abroad...Enjoying new experiences and stumbling through cultural mishaps.  If you've ever experienced life abroad, you will love this fun animation series on Vimeo called "LifeSwap".  It is about a German and Kiwi who swap lives.  The series was...

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One Way Ticket:  The Art of Jacob Lawrence

One Way Ticket: The Art of Jacob Lawrence

"...I pick up my life And take it away On a one-way ticket— Gone up North, Gone out West, Gone!" -Langston Hughes from "One Way Ticket" 1962   Jacob Lawrence was a self proclaimed "child of The Great Migration".  The Great Migration was the movement of over six...

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Let Me In- A Short Film by Alicia Keys

Let Me In- A Short Film by Alicia Keys

Let me in is a short film directed by Jonathan Olinger.  It was premiered by Alicia Keys in conjunction with her We Are Here movement on World Refugee Day .  The film turns the tables on the on our perceptions of refugees. “I was stunned when I learned that there are...

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  • Hiraeth Ep. 29- Window To Another Reality 24/09/2018
    ‘I like to think of my work as a window to another reality, perhaps escapist and enchanting, like an hotel room, which is a symbol of a different reality than our daily life; perhaps a dreamlike experience, a place which is a temporary home.’ Michal Raz was born in Jerusalem and in spite of growing […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 28- Coming of Age in Trump's America 16/07/2018
    I had the pleasure of talking to two very astute young ladies. My daughter Luna and her friend Okxana. Both are 19 years old and go to college in Los Angeles, California. Luna has grown up between Europe and California. She lives in LA with her mom during the school year and, with her brother, […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 27- Heritage From Below 02/07/2018
    A year ago, Hiraeth was invited to participate in a session on “Whose Heritages Matter” during a conference at Wageningen University in the east of the Netherlands. Meghann Ormond, Associate Professor in Cultural Geography at Wageningen, speaks about her own heritage, from her two passport countries, the U.S. and Portugal, as well as the Netherlands, […]
  • Hiraeth Ep 26- Harbours and Horizons 18/06/2018
    Our new Hiraeth poetry editor, Jez Keighley, talks about the beginnings of his poetry career, musical influences on his poetry and his poetry/music collaborations with 3Bop, an Italian jazz artist. Jez is originally from the north of England, and “ran away” to university when he was 18. After moving to Vienna for love and then […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 25- Heritage and Identity 04/06/2018
    Welcome back to our second season of the Hiraeth Podcast! This season will be focused around the themes of “heritage and identity.” What is heritage and how do we pack it with us from one place to the next? What does it mean to preserve one’s heritage and when does that become a bad thing? […]

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