Art news

Director of political film 'Clash' angry at efforts to sabotage Egyptian release

The Egyptian Film Clash which was screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016.
27 Jul 2016
Movie director Mohammed Diab has expressed his anger at alleged attempts to undermine the Egyptian release of his political drama “Eshtibak" (Clash, 2016), which went on general release in Egypt on Wednesday. The controversial...

‘Jurassic World’ sequel sets 2017 production start date

Cast member Chris Pratt at the premiere of ‘Jurassic World’ in Hollywood, California, June 9, 2015. The film made US$102 million for Universal this weekend.
23 Jul 2016
The sequel to 2015 action blockbuster Jurassic World is set to start production in February 2017, with The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona to helm the second film in the franchise.   The sequel has reportedly been given the...

Dying on stage: comedian Marx has come closer than most

Comedian Carey Marx performs at the Up The Creek Comedy Club in Greenwich, London, Britain, July 16, 2016.
23 Jul 2016
Like most stand-up comedians, Carey Marx has stories about "dying on stage", but in his case they are almost literally true.   Just weeks after a heart attack at the age of 46 which he put down to smoking, drinking and poor...

Edward Snowden talks film debut and dramatizing his life in 'Snowden'

American whistleblower Edward Snowden is seen on a screen as he delivers a speech during the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark, June 28 2016. Scanpix Denmark/Mathias Loevgreen Bojesen /via
23 Jul 2016
When former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone to discuss a movie on his life, he never thought he would be making his own film debut.   Stone had initially interviewed...

Treasures of Versailles to go on display in Australia

Palace of Versailles
22 Jul 2016
Riches from the Palace of Versailles including a harp belonging to Marie Antoinette will travel to Australia, the country's national gallery said Monday, as part of a display never seen outside France. More than 130 paintings,...

Ikon Chiba: the evolution of a genre-free experimental artist

19 Jul 2016
In a world that has been reshaped by the internet, yet still remains in the clutches of institutionalized aesthetics, artist Ikon Chiba’s experimental style unpacks an aesthetic experience that is at once erratic, unhindered and...

Mahatat for Contemporary Art: bringing city streets to life with art

Mahatat for Contemporary Art, a mobile art initiative, is trying to revive the art form in public spaces by hosting artistic projects in streets and touring throughout the country.
18 Jul 2016
Stretching back into history, the streets of Egyptian towns and cities have often been filled with the sounds and colors of street performance — from the dynamic Islamic street celebrations known as "moulids" to "...

Rihanna cancels Nice concert after attack

Singer Rihanna
16 Jul 2016
Pop star Rihanna has canceled a concert scheduled for Friday in Nice after a gunman in a truck plowed into crowds marking Bastille Day in the southern coastal French city, killing at least 84 people.   "Due to the tragic events...

Pitbull says he is not supporting Trump

Recording artist Pitbull poses on his star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California U.S., July 15, 2016.
16 Jul 2016
Rapper Pitbull had harsh words for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Friday, telling reporters that he is not supporting the candidate and describing his campaign as a "joke."   "I think the [Trump]...

Beatles exhibition at Grammy Museum opens to the public

Beatles band
09 Jul 2016
Following press and industry days “Ladies and Gentlemen... The Beatles!” is now open to all until September 5.   A huge exhibition at the Grammy Museum in LA featuring some 400 different pieces and focused on the years...