Entwining Tales of Time, Memory and Love


The Magus of magical realism, Gabriel García Márquez — who died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City, at the age of 87 — used his fecund imagination and exuberant sleight of hand to conjure the miraculous in his fiction: plagues of insomnia and forgetfulness, a cluster of magical grapes containing the secret of death, an all-night rain of yellow ... Read More »

Hot New Artists, Getting Hotter


COLOGNE, Germany — If the market for contemporary art is in danger of overheating, the first canary in the coal mine will surely be those fashionable young artists whose prices have been driven up by speculators over the past few years. Midseason auctions of affordable works by emerging names are telling temperature gauges for the contemporary market. Phillips’s quarterly “Under ... Read More »

Individual portraits capture a community

Rafael Cartenas & his photos 1a artist LLL

Eastside art center creates photographic time capsule of its community members, revealing moments of pause amid ever-changing lives. They came as they were — in sandals, without makeup, their hair a bit askew. A little girl with her plastic doll. A mother of one with her pregnant belly. A cowboy with wild horses galloping on his shirt. It was picture ... Read More »

Public transforms Perth into an urban art hotspot


Two years ago, BBC travel writer Christa Larwood declared Melbourne had emerged as a leader in urban art, alongside Berlin, New York and Sao Paolo. Attracting “urban art A-listers like Blek le Rat (the Parisian “godfather of the stencil”) and Banksy” the city had turned what was once a public nuisance into a high profile tourist attraction. Across the country ... Read More »

Music Review: Musica Viva: Sitkovetsky Trio

Sitkoveski trio 1a LL

Presented by Musica Viva and Adelaide International Cello Festival Posted by Gordon Forester on Apr 5th, 2014 and filed under Arts Festivals, Breaking News, Music, What’s On. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed. A Russian, a Chinese, and a ... Read More »

Debunking the Anzac myth starts with the stories we tell our children


An illustrated book about the battlefield’s real legacy encourages young Australians to contemplate the futility of war John Schumann has turned his anti-war anthem I Was Only Nineteen into an illustrated children’s book. Video: Allen & Unwin As the centenary of the first world war approaches, our children will hear an awful lot of stories about glorious Australian battlefield victories, ... Read More »

Rauschenberg Foundation: Bridging the Gap Between Art & Life

Ghostdood van & nuns 1a LLL

From working for international peace to funding art workshops in inner-city laundromats, the Rauschenberg Foundation aims to honor the artist’s passion to make the world a better place. On a brisk evening last fall, a food truck stood parked outside the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space in Chelsea. This particular food truck, however, was not just a food truck. It ... Read More »

Syria artist sets Guinness record for world’s largest mural


Moaffak Makhoul and his team complete mural in Damascus, two months shy of third anniversary of grim conflict in Syria. DAMASCUS – A Syrian artist has set a Guinness record for the world’s largest mural made of recycled materials, aiming to inspire hope and creativity in his war-ravaged country. Guinness World Records announced on its Facebook page that Moaffak Makhoul ... Read More »