This Week’s Six Pillars: 1:54 African Art Fair
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This Week’s 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 … Continue reading

Six Pillars Radio Show – London Design Biennial 2018
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Six Pillars Radio Show – London Design Biennial 2018

To launch a new season of Six Pillars we mark the current London Design Biennial running until 23rd September at Somerset House, with 40 countries, cities and territories exhibiting under the theme Emotional States. Dance, hashtags, sound art, new technology and desert sand are among the mediums used to explore emotion in the usually more … 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

Six Pillars Broadcast – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14
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Six Pillars Broadcast – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14

As the quinquennial Documenta 14 opens in its second city, Kassel in Germany, we hear from participating artist Joar Nango. One of the endangered Sámi tribes in Norway, Nango is an architect who creates installations and collaborative works with the environment and social context in mind. His open air piece at Athens Conservatoire is called … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis
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Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis

  This week: Oumaïma Manaï, a young choreographer from Tunisia, discusses her role at the Tunisian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, and the role of hip hop in offering Tunisian youth an alternative language by which to express themselves. The pavilion holds no artworks but employs dance as a means of animating the debate on migration, … Continue reading