Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong recreate urban spaces – ARCO interview with Marisa Gonzalez

Spanish artist Marisa González’s 2010 project, “Female (Open) Space Invaders” documents the lives of Filipino migrants in Hong Kong.

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Palestinian artists use documentary tactics to sustain and subvert – ArtAsiaPacific

An article published in the Issue 74 of ArtAsiaPacific explores the adoption of documentary-based techniques by contemporary Palestinian artists.

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Fashion photography to fishing: Manila Contemporary shows Philippine artist Wahoo Guerrero

FILIPINO PHOTOGRAPHER ART EXHIBITIONS In “Man and the Sea”, on show at Manila Contemporary from 2 July to 14 August 2011, Filipino photographer and filmmaker Wahoo Guerrero presents a body of work depicting the Philippine Sea and the people that … Continue reading

Horrific events in Japan and how art helps – ART IT columnist Kyoichi Tsuzuki

In an article for ART IT, columist Kyoichi Tsuzuki takes some time to show us how art has been utilised by Japanese people during and after horrific and extreme events.

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Walid Raad’s Lebanon shows in Sweden for first time – picture post

Lebanese-American Walid Raad’s retrospective spans twenty years of artworks that study Beirut, the Lebanese civil war and the Arab art world.

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Documentary and art photography crossover exhibition attempts to portray alternate realities of war

The work of number of photographers and artists that, in various direct or indirect ways, deal with the Iraq and Afghanistan war were collected together for the late 2010 exhibition late “Bringing the War Back Home” at Impressions Gallery. The works blur the boundaries between documentary photography and art, often manipulating common images of the war to present a view different from that given by photojournalists. Artists include: Farhad Ahrarnia, Sama Alshaibi, Lisa Barnard, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Edmund Clark, Kay May, Asef Ali Mohammad, Christopher Sims, Peter van Agtmael.

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