Art news

Contemporary dance steps out in Poland after communism

 AFP | Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje perfom during the pairs Free Ice Dance at the ISU Grand Prix of figure skating Final 2014 in the Barcelona International Convention Centre, on December 13, 2014
26 Apr 2015
When Jacek Krawczyk was growing up in then-communist Poland, the government was happy to train him in karate and acrobatics. He did not imagine that one day he would become a dancer using contemporary styles shunned under communism....
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Nicole Kidman set for London stage return in 'Photograph 51'

Chiwetel Ejlofar (L) and Nicole Kidman present Pawel Pawlikowski (R) with the Oscar for foreign language film at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015.
24 Apr 2015
Nicole Kidman will return to the London theater stage in September to play British scientist Rosalind Franklin in "Photograph 51", 17 years after the Hollywood actress made her West End debut. The play, by Anna Ziegler, tells the...
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Indian jeweller pulls 'racist', 'slave-child' ad with Bollywood megastar

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gestures during a launch ceremony in Kolkata
24 Apr 2015
A major Indian jewellery chain has withdrawn an advert featuring Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with a dark-skinned boy holding a parasol over her after it was slammed by activists and on social media for being racist and...
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Louvre announces single fare for collection, exhibits

The Louvre Museum
20 Apr 2015
The Musée du Louvre in Paris, the most visited art museum in the world, has announced it will introduce a 15-euro flat fee giving visitors full access in order to create "better synergy" between temporary exhibits and the...
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Museum for singers’ heritage

20 Apr 2015
The Culture Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that it has a project to open a heritage museum of prominent Egyptian singers, such as Abdel Halim Hafez.   Om Kalthoum has a museum in Manial and Mohamed Abdel Wahab has a museum...
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Book by Charlie Hebdo editor Charb published posthumously

Charlie Hebdo editor Charb
16 Apr 2015
A book on Islamophobia written by late Charlie Hebdo editor Charb, completed two days before he was killed in an attack on the weekly's Paris offices on January 7, is to be published on Thursday. In a short book which at times feels...
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Rome opera house finds harmony with cost cuts and state cash

Italian director Riccardo Muti conducts a concert offered to the Pope by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican
16 Apr 2015
Rome's opera house has brought down the curtain on years of losses and infighting and started breaking even after cutting costs, taking special state funds and reaching a peace deal with fractious employee unions. The Teatro dell'...
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Joyous Kabul girl skateboarders defy war, light up London exhibition

Afghan children hold their skateboards as they wait in line to enter the skateboarding park in Kabul December 29, 2009.
 
16 Apr 2015
Wearing scarves under helmets that look too big for little girls' heads, and knee protectors strapped over colorful dresses, the Afghan girls on skateboards seem a world away from the insurgency battering their country.   The...
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Rare Marilyn Monroe photos go on display in Poland

 
Marilyn Monroe
16 Apr 2015
Pictures of Marilyn Monroe by fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene will go on display in the Polish city of Wroclaw this summer as part of a rare collection of prints of the U.S. actress. The western Polish city successfully...
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Depicting horror: Iraqi artist puts Yazidi trauma to canvas

by Jonathan Krohn | Ammar Salim poses next to some of his art pieces at his workshop in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Dohuk
14 Apr 2015
A jihadist fighter slits a man's throat, another brandishes a severed head spiked on his rifle while more militants dump bodies into a trench overflowing with corpses.   This is how painter Ammar Salim depicts the massacres the...
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