Arts and Culture

Ariell Cacciola

World Literature Editor Ariell Cacciola speaks with German playwright Juliane Stadelmann,1 whose new play “Noch ein Lied vom Tod” is being staged at Schauspielhaus Wien in Austria.

William Pennington

Emmanuel Iduma

Arie Amaya-Akkermans

[Acrylic on board, 38.5x76 cm, 2013]

Alison Kinney

"Paper Music: A Ciné Concert" is the latest musical-visual mash-up between South African composer and sound artist Philip Miller and his compatriot, the visual artist William Kentridge. In this wide-ranging discussion with Miller, Alison Kinney unearths the processes and politics underpinning his extraordinary work.

Laura Scheriau

After visiting his most recent exhibition, “A Digital Fauve,” Laura Scheriau met up with Sam Eugène, a young Canadian-British artist based in London, to talk about his views on art, his style, and why he digitizes his artwork.  

Shaun Randol


Laura Scheriau

Street art, more often than not, has a message greater than existing for art's sake. A political or social critique accompanies the graffiti, performance, intervention, and even the occasional yarn bomb. This is artivism - art as activism. Laura Scheriau muses on the phenomenon.

Alison Kinney

The transgressive films and performances of German artist Christoph Schlingensief approach the bleeding edge of decency. Were his efforts to raise awareness around his casus bellis effective in stimulating conversation, or did his message get lost in the delivery? Alison Kinney reviews Schlingensief's oeuvre and his response to one of his most prominent targets: Richard Wagner, a man whose characteras much as his musicprovoked the provocateur. 

Arie Amaya-Akkermans

“Our inheritance was left to us by no testament." – René Char

Thin Skin, installation views, courtesy Scott Rudd