Arts: Visual Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

“Taking Work Out of Its Night” Sheds Light on Exploited Workers

In a minimalist factory in Tetouan, Northern Morocco, women workers in caps, gowns, and gloves prepare shrimp for consumption half a world away in the Netherlands. In Manila, Philippines, low-paid tech workers censor cyberspace. On a cargo ship on an unidentified sea somewhere in the world, a Filipino sailor lives a circumscribed, contained life, moving far less freely than the goods he is helping to transport.read more.

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Arts: Literary Arts SWAN of the Day

Camille Dungy’s Poetry Celebrates All Kinds of Diversity

Today FF2 spotlights the work of Guggenheim-winning poet Camille Dungy! We celebrate Camille today in honor of the thirteenth anniversary of her remarkable poetry collection, Smith Blue. Throughout its twenty-six poems, Camille focuses on ideas of life, death, and the power of the natural world—all themes which recur in the entirety of her work.read more.

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Arts: Cinema Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Heartist Film Beautifully Tributes Faroese Artist, Sigrun Gunnarsdóttir

In April 2023, Scandinavia House hosted a festival titled “Fog Swept Islands: Faroe Islands Culture Days,” celebrating the art, culture, and landscapes of this North Atlantic archipelago. The Faroe Islands are a group of islands located between Iceland and Norway and are a self-governing territory of the Kingdom of Denmark, with a burgeoning art and film scene.read more.

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Arts: Applied Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Zineb Sedira’s London Exhibit Explores Identity Through Cinema

When you think of England, what are the first few things that come to mind? Is it Fish and Chips? Or it could be the Royal Family; it could even be those bright red phone boxes that can be seen on virtually every corner but have been out of service for decades. Although all of these are correct answers, I suggest another option: art.read more.

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Arts: Visual Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Bertille Bak and the Almost Comic Futility of Most Labor

In the artificial gloaming of the galleries of the Jeu de Paume, Paris dedicated to artist Bertille Bak’s exhibition, “Abus de souffle” (“Out of Breath”), visitors wander into viewing areas, mid-video, with the awkwardness of late arrivals to the cinema. Screens go blank, speakers go silent, interludes allow for turnover or for settling in.read more.

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Arts: Literary Arts Interviews

“No One Said I Couldn’t” – Meet Writer Jane Seskin

“I was writing, because really no one said I couldn’t write.  I was writing and selling and making money, which was the most amazing thing.”

No matter what other pursuits Jane engaged in – and there were many – she always found a way to incorporate writing.

Jane started as a teacher; the career she was told she could do.… read more.

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