Six Pillars Broadcast – Music from Palestine
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Music from Palestine

Incensed by the provocation of the USA to move it’s Israeli embassy to the disputed area of Jerusalem, the orchestrated, cold blooded killings of civilians marking the 70th anniversary of their exodus (nakba) from their homeland, and motivated by the music project stemming from Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel on the ugly side of the West … 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- Tunisia at Venice Bienniale
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Six Pillars Broadcast- Tunisia at Venice Bienniale

“The Absence of Paths” Lina Lazaar, curator of the Tunisian Pavilion at Venice Biennial, the first since 1958, explains to Fari Bradley The Absence of Paths, and how come there are no artworks as such, but 30 Tunisians, including dancers and ‘performers’ who were once would-be migrants out of Tunisia, in the pavilion at the … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis
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Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis

‘The Box in the Majilis’ Episode 2 of the monthly series When The Far Becomes Near: The programme takes the form of an imaginary audio tour for the blind and partially sighted, guiding museum visitors around a room in the exhibition, ‘The Box in the Majilis’. The exhibition contains objects that illustrate the changing role … Continue reading

We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban
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We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban

A guest episode from Kerning Cultures this week, examines Trump’s immigration ban from a a very human perspective. Since Trump announced his ban, thousands were affected. Most were prohibited from boarding planes from foreign destinations because airlines pay a fine of USD 3,000 per each passenger they permit aboard, if improperly brought to USA. Hundreds … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Outside the Turner Prize
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Outside the Turner Prize

The Turner Prize (est. 1984) is awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition presentation of their work anywhere in the world the previous year. However the jury is specifically composed of national and international curators, writers and even musicians. What does this self-consciously British show look like … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast- Shadi Habib Allah & Samson Young
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Six Pillars Broadcast- Shadi Habib Allah & Samson Young

This week: sounds from Frieze Art Fair 2016 where Green Art Gallery, Dubai, exhibited Palestinian artist Shadi Habib Allah’s mobile phone installation ‘A Defective Wave Shields Disparate Topographies.’ Plus a discussion with Samsung Young, a Frieze Project 2016 artist and composer set to represent Hong Kong in 2017 Venice Biennial. Continue reading