Six Pillars: 1:54 African Art Fair
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Six Pillars: 1:54 African Art Fair

This week we talk to galleries and artists from the 1:54 Africa Art Fair, at Somerset House during Frieze Week, 2018. We discuss the highly provocative work of South African artist Anton Kannemeyer, his relationship with the band Die Antewoord, and critiques of both whit and black South African life and politics. Represented by Huberty … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Listening to ‘West Asia’
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Listening to ‘West Asia’

Sounds from Iran and the wider Gulf: when Iran seems increasingly cut off, and with attitudes to music in general in the Middle East making a career in experimental music even harder than usual, what digital messages are being sent by budding audio producers to the web for us to hear? Building on an article … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Choreophobia
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Choreophobia

This week: British Iranian artist Lilian Nejatpour discusses her piece, Choreophobia. Nejatpour’s practice questions technological invasiveness and sentimentality. Choreophobia examines the intervening occurrence of colonialism and Western thought on Middle Eastern dance, with its interference on the censoring and transformation of gender and sensuality in male bodies. Choreophobia is at Chisenhale Studios in August as … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Spier Arts Trust, South Africa
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Spier Arts Trust, South Africa

This week an early foreshadowing of the 1:54 Africa Art Fair which takes place during Frieze week across Somerset House. South African artists Asanda Kupa and Diana Hyslop visit the studio with Tammy Jobe of the Spier Arts Trust who sponsor a booth at the fair. The works are on show at the Notting Hill branch of the … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Ayatollah Khomaniac
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Ayatollah Khomaniac

Actor-Puppeteer Peyvand Sadeghian is a Persian-Chinese-Brit with a background in boundary-pushing theatre. Soon, at the Soho Theatre, for the ‘Cabaret & Drag Lab on 21st July, experience Sadeghian’s world of drag, cabaret, and a Persian Punch & Judy to explore what her life might have been like as a citizen of Iran. Sadeghian is listed … Continue reading