NEW PODCAST – Pop Art from North Africa
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NEW PODCAST – Pop Art from North Africa

Fari Bradley talks to Najlaa El-Ageli in situ at the P21 Gallery, London about ‘Pop Art From North Africa’, in which 15 artists inspired by the Pop Art movement represent every nation in the region with paintings, digital images, animation, music and street art. The works tackle the social, political and cultural environments unique to … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Pop Art from North Africa
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Pop Art from North Africa

Fari Bradley talks to Najlaa El-Ageli in situ at the P21 Gallery, London about ‘Pop Art From North Africa’, in which 15 artists inspired by the Pop Art movement represent every nation in the region with paintings, digital images, animation, music and street art. The works tackle the social, political and cultural environments unique to … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford

This week: the Theatre Royal Stratford East and GOAT Music’s presentation of ‘Borderless’ -a vibrant and wide reaching festival designed to dissolve ideas of ‘other’ in the collective swell of music. For this iteration, we hear music from The Turbans, Anushka + XOA, Deep Throat Choir + Some Voices, Sola Akingbola’s Critical Mass and Horace … Continue reading

Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)
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Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)

“Celebrated Egyptian poet Iman Mersal, one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Arabic poetry, has shifted her attention — with two recent books — to prose. Now, after a translation of Simic’s ironic voice, and a prose book full of complicated feelings around being a mother, can we expect new shadows from both in … Continue reading

NEW SEASON: Six Pillars – Soul of a Nation
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NEW SEASON: Six Pillars – Soul of a Nation

Six Pillars begins a new series on Resonance104.4FM this Autumn 2017 season. This Wednesday 13th September, 9-9.30pm, repeating Friday 15th, 11-11.30am. Museum consultant and award winning writer Sumantro Ghose discusses race, class and history in art with Fari Bradley at Tate Modern’s Soul of a Nation. Interspersed with tracks form the exhibition playlist, the show … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Blind Venice, Catalonia
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Six Pillars Broadcast: Blind Venice, Catalonia

This week: as the 57th Venice Film festival opens in Venice, we hear from Biennale artist Antoni Abad on his boat tour project “The Venice Ones Doesn’t See”. Abad uses the internet as a creative & research platform, although he began his career as a sculptor. For The Venice One Doesn’t See or Unveiling the … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Artist Soheila Sokhanvari
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Six Pillars Broadcast: Artist Soheila Sokhanvari

Once a practising scientist, Iranian artist Soheila Sokhanvari discusses her multi-media painting and sculptural work at Wysing Arts Centre, inspired by vintage family photographs in crude oil, gold and egg tempera. Soheila Sokhanvari’s work draws on personal histories, expressed in photographs and expired passports, exploring identity and trauma, often with the backdrop of past political … Continue reading