Art & Photography

Before the curtain

Readers in or visiting Tel Aviv between now and December 13th will want to consider dropping by The Israeli Opera to see “A Momentary Lapse of Reason“: an exhibition of Maya Hed’s photographs of eminent jazz musicians playing the opera

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Le Havre, Nov 2 to 30: Yong-Man Kwon

Readers in or about northern France (yes, Paris, you count too) in November should pay a visit to Le Havre in order to see Yong-Man Kwon’s exhibition at the Galerie d’Art Pascal. Kwon’s vibrant acrylic work appeared in SCOPE’s Summer

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Korea in China, illustrator in photographer

The ethnic Koreans of the Yanbian Autonomous Prefecture in north-eastern China, nestled against the North Korean border but at the same time increasingly assimilated by the dominant Han Chinese culture, are the subjects of a fascinating photo essay by British-born

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NYC Sept 22: Steve Pyke’s Los Muertos

For readers in New York City, a terrific opportunity to see some riveting new work by photographer Steve Pyke, with the opening of his show Los Muertos at ARTJAIL (50 Eldridge Street, 6th Floor) tomorrow night, September 22, from 7

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Snapshots of the splashy stuff

Guest post by Kristen Marano It’s destructive and it’s peaceful. From turbulent flooding to still emerald lakes, water has a powerful effect on our well-being and on the stunning landscapes around us, yet in our fast-paced society, people can easily

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Footsteps of failed explorers

Retracing the steps of long-dead explorers has much to recommend it, both for those who take on the physical challenge of doing so in person and for those who choose the less exhausting route of reading such accounts: familiar territory

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Over-paid consultant makes good

An Australian professional photographer based in Accra, Ghana, Nyani Quarmyne has worked for clients like the African Women’s Development Fund, AngloGold Ashanti, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — according to his Facebook page, he is a former “guitarist,

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Against the vegetable monoculture

As food consumers our levels of pickiness have tended to rise over the years as agricultural producers have become more successful at growing and selecting the most attractive and healthy-looking items of food; a misshapen tomato which in yesteryear would

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Interesting and ambitious

Worth checking out: ZAM, a high-energy magazine about Africa with a cheeky sense of style, some great art direction, and a focus on the continent’s most interesting and ambitious designers, artists, musicians, and writers. Published in the Netherlands, with editorial

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Entrega

I meant to do a quick post on a photographer this morning, but the work of Chilean artist Ana María Benedetti–with its striking linearity and colour layers–stopped me in my tracks. “Entrega”, shown above, was exhibited at the Galeria Animal

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Dry grass and book shelves

Born in 1972, Japan’s Kou Igarashi is a photographer of scenes of placid contemplation, both natural and man-made: from a wind-pressed field of dry grass, to a forlorn and empty lot behind an office building, to a happily-burdened book shelf.

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The artists behind the walls

Guest post by Kristen Marano The question of whether graffiti is art has been a longstanding debate in cities around the world. More recently, the battle is being fought in Toronto among artists, business owners, and the city. As part

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