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Ari Folman at the ICA
Theatre and Film

Ari Folman at the ICA

You may remember the brilliant animation set in Lebanon Waltz with Bashir. Director Ari Folman brings us The Congress (Israel/Poland/Luxembourg/France/Germany) in which Robin Wright (House of Cards) plays herself as an actress now out of favour with the fickle Hollywood. Based on Solaris by Stanisław Lem (Solaris), The Congress is “both a sobering comment on … Continue reading

A Turkish Michael Jackson Tribute “They Don’t Care About Us”
Contemporary Music / Music

A Turkish Michael Jackson Tribute “They Don’t Care About Us”

A group of folk and classical Turkish musicians made their own version of Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Care About Us ‘, release at the end of June 2014. This reinterpretation by amateur musicians from the western Black Sea port of Ereğli, includes traditional bağlamas, darbukas and violins, Turkish dancing, female musicians and children, it’s a … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Samia Halaby Interview
Art / Fine art and design / iran

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Samia Halaby Interview

An interview with Palestinian artist, scholar and art historian Samia Halaby (b. 1936). Halaby has contributed to the practise of abstraction in Arab art and the historical archiving of Palestinian art itself. Born in Jerusalem Halaby uses both acrylic, oil paints and even computers for her works, which are often large in size and influenced … Continue reading