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In the Pipeline: Violette Bule Exhibition

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In the Pipeline: Violette Bule Exhibition

In her upcoming exhibition with Art Represent (dates TBC), Venezuelan artist Violette Bule will be exploring the complexities surrounding migration in the US with her signature dose of dark humour. Currently an immigrant in New York City, Bule draws on her personal experiences for inspiration, and her exhibition is set to address the treatment of migration in American society at large, particularly in the context of the forthcoming US presidential elections which has seen widespread focus on this sensitive area.

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Imranovi and Art in the Internet Age

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Imranovi and Art in the Internet Age

The exponential growth of new forms of media in the early years of the 21st Century has perhaps defined our generation like nothing else, and in the context of the contemporary art world, the likes of Instagram and Facebook are becoming increasingly valuable tools for identifying emerging talent. Given the worldwide use of the internet, it could also be argued that the art world has undergone something of a democratization process in recent times, whereby non-Western artists, traditionally marginalised by the markets and institutions of the West, are able to share and promote their works more successfully than ever before.

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Admitting Immigration into our Moral Imagination

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Admitting Immigration into our Moral Imagination

Admitting immigration into our moral imagination

by LSE Professor Dr Shani Orgad

The media play a fundamental role in feeding how we imagine migrants and in our failure to recognise them. Media representations constitute perhaps the most significant symbolic resources that people draw on to make sense of and make judgements about migration and migrants. So how are we invited by contemporary media images and narratives to imagine migrants? How might we imagine them differently? Read more...

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I Am Sun Mu

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I Am Sun Mu

I Am Sun Mu

Having been trained as a propaganda artist in North Korea, Sun Mu fled his hometown to avoid famine. He arrived in Seoul in 2001 and was unwilling to give up his trade as an artist. However, he was unsure how his training and style would be relevant in his new surroundings. It was after a while that the artist realised that the same treatment he used to glorify North Korea’s leaders on propaganda posters back home would, when shown in a different context, result in an ironic critique of the nation that suppresses its people. Read more...

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Imranovi: Modern Face of Syria

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Imranovi: Modern Face of Syria

Imran Faour: Modern Face of Syria

Artist Imran Faour, who fled Syria to avoid conscription into Bashar Al Assad’s army has been a resident in the UAE where he creates graphic works in support of the Syrian revolution. The artist began exploring computer graphics and software while living in Syria to create his own visual style, and it was soon after being witness to the ravages of war that he began using this language to vocalise his views and communicate to the wider world what he was observing around him. Read more...

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In conversation with Yaser Al Gharbi

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In conversation with Yaser Al Gharbi

In conversation with Yaser Al Gharbi

Having watched a brutal conflict unfold in his native Syria, Riyadh-based artist Yaser Al Gharbi acknowledges the paradoxical role these devastating developments have played in influencing his artistic practice. Whilst the country’s recent history - and the resulting psychological trauma experienced by all Syrians - has dealt a huge blow to Yaser’s own future plans and internal thinking, it has also strengthened his motivation to inspire a sense of hope in others through his art

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