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Afghanistan: Art and Heritage in Times of War

By Sybaris Collection

On August 16, after taken several districts of Afghanistan, Taliban forces took the control of Kabul, the capital and most important city of the country. The arts and cultural heritage of a country could be the less important issue in the middle of a war en in which hundreds of persons—mainly  women— are being deprive from their human righs and even killed. Of course, Afghan people is the main concern, but several Afghan artists, writters and filmmakers, as well as international heritage and culture organization are raising their voices to protect what art and heritage means: the past and indentity of the people.

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What is human? The relevance of Leonora Carrington at the 59th Venice Biennale of Art

By Sybaris

Leonora Carrington‘s validity in the art world is undeniable. However, to reaffirm its importance, the Venice Biennale of 2022 takes one of its titles, The Milk of Dreams (Il Latte dei Sogni), as the motto of its 59th edition. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Venice Biennale has as its central question the metamorphosis of bodies and the definition of the human, a question that has been present in recent times and not only from the world of art, but also from science and technology.

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Art in the Anthropocene: What Can Art Do Against Climate Change?

By Sybaris Collection

In 2015, writers and researches Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin wrote the famous book Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies in which they proposed to understand the geologic epoch of the Anthropocene from an aesthetic point of view by exploring the relationship between contemporary art and knowledge production in an era of ecological crisis. Six years from it publication, issues around climate change and ecological crisis not only have increased but becomeing even more urgent to talk about.

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