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Love and Longing at the Mexican Border

Love and Longing at the Mexican Border

The Other Side- Love and Longing at the Mexican Border is a short documentary by Griselda San Martin, a documentary photographer and visual journalist. The Other Side - Trailer from Griselda San Martin on Vimeo. Every Saturday and Sunday, there is a section of the...

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City In Translation

City In Translation

An Interview with Canan Marasligil at the Hiraeth Poetry Night at Labyrinth Poetry & Cocktail Bar, May 6, 2017   <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/221648534" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen...

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Magnetic Migration Music

Magnetic Migration Music

  Since 1998, Scottish artist Zoë Irvine has been collecting found and discarded magnetic (audio cassette) tape in a project she calls Magnetic Migration Music (MMM).  She says it all began with a ribbon of tape she found caught in a tree outside her window....

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Home Where I Can Be Foreign

Home Where I Can Be Foreign

Interview with artist Marta Colpani Having weathered several technological glitches that threatened to keep us apart, Marta Colpani and I are sipping coffee together at the Stedelijk museum – a small white square table between us, still an empty canvas on which we may...

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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

For those who are homeless due to the vagaries of history or war or international politics, for those who have departed from one homeland by choice and perhaps found another home elsewhere, for all of us who have left a rose behind or who feel the pull of another star, CITIZEN NOWHERE is an anthem of sorts.

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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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