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Radical women: Latin American art
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Radical women: Latin American art

This is a landmark publication which generously illustrates the work of over a hundred artists and collectives from fifteen different countries and contains important essays by experts in the field of Latin American and women’s art.   Sean Sheehan   The curators of the exhibition which gave rise to this […]

Joseph Conrad and South America
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Joseph Conrad and South America

He is best known for his story set in the Congo, “Heart of darkness” (helped by “Apocalypse now”, its film adaptation) but his novel set in South America, “Nostromo”, is even more remarkable for its penetrating gaze into the workings of imperialism.   Sean Sheehan   Maya Jasaanoff’s “The dawn […]

Japanese soft power: Manga
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Japanese soft power: Manga

Manga, the Japanese genre of cartoon and comic book, has long held a minority appeal to non-Asians but a new publication, “Mangasia: the definitive guide to Asian comic”, indicates a growing interest in the art form.   Sean Sheehan   Superficial judgements of manga fail to acknowledge its cultural importance […]

You get me?… The face of Muslims
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You get me?… The face of Muslims

The theme of identity is found in all the portraits at the exhibition titled “You get me?” by artist Mahtab Hussain. Open until the 1st of July, the exhibition features young Muslims who live in the UK, saying a lot without saying a single word.   Multiculturalism and diversity have […]