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CULTURE KLATCH | Trans Europe Halles grapples with art for social change in Europe and the Arab world

CULTURE KLATCH | Trans Europe Halles grapples with art for social change in Europe and the Arab world

Twenty-five artists and cultural operators from Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey will be guests at Trans Europe Halles Meeting 76. They will offer inspiration and examples of how they work in independent culture under harsh conditions and to share their stories of how culture actions can lead to social change and a more open society. Continue reading

Slide show | Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan, Tom Viola, Randy Gener talk fine-art photography and Broadway behind the curtain

Slide show | Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan, Tom Viola, Randy Gener talk fine-art photography and Broadway behind the curtain

Please join Gallery 138 and Soho Photo Gallery on Wednesday Sept 12, 6-8 pm at Soho Photo Gallery,15 White Street, in NYC for: BROADWAY BEHIND THE CURTAIN Conversations on Photography and Broadway with Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan & Tom Viola RSVP is required as space is limited. contact@gallery138.com, or 212 633 0324 ALAN CUMMING, … Continue reading

Romania’s Cultural Institute under siege |  Ponta’s online minions attack character and integrity of ICR leadership

Romania’s Cultural Institute under siege | Ponta’s online minions attack character and integrity of ICR leadership

A new communiqué, sent via email from Ponta’s online team and dated June 28, 2012, is accusing ICR of “financial and legal irregularities” as well as “dysfunctional aspects,” without actually offering any tangible evidence. In quick reaction, ICR’s executive board members have drafted a point-by-point response that calls this communiqué full of “disinformation and blatant lies.” At issue: 10 million euros, the annual budget of ICR. Continue reading

Play excerpt: Jeton Neziraj’s “Yue Madeleine Yue,” a tragicomedy about anti-Roma discrimination

Play excerpt: Jeton Neziraj’s “Yue Madeleine Yue,” a tragicomedy about anti-Roma discrimination

The play tells the story of a Roma family that was forcedly expelled from Germany to Kosovo. In their new reality, this family confronts the challenges of living in a recently newborn state. One day, a Roma girl named Madeleine falls in a hole that was created by a construction company. The girl falls in a coma. As she fights for her life, her father strives to pursue justice. He faces bureaucratic officers, businessmen, policemen and embassy workers. Continue reading

Dutch composer JacobTV remixes images of democracy, world leaders, global media into musical “News” commentary

Dutch composer JacobTV remixes images of democracy, world leaders, global media into musical “News” commentary

PITTSBURGH: “The rules of democracy are under pressure,” states the Dutch avant-pop composer JacobTV. “Our government makes decisions without asking the parliament for permission. The Dutch government bailed out corporations and paid too much money. Everything in the world is changing right now. In a way, that has always been the case, but I think we … Continue reading