The Arts

Aria Chiodo

The 2018 PEN World Voices Festival boasted a theme of Resist and Reimagine, with events, panels, and readings exploring various modes of resistance (to intolerance, fascism, racism, sexism, to name a few), as well as different modes of communication and creativity. The festival (now in its 14th year) has a continual devotion to international and multicultural voices coming together, letting new writers be heard, and bringing established writers and activists together in conversation.

Aria Chiodo

The PEN World Voices Festival included a variety of staged readings of plays, presented at the Martin E. Segal Theatre, part of the CUNY Graduate Center. Keeping with PEN’s purpose of international dialogue and diverse perspectives, this program boasted 10 plays by respected dramatists, each from a different region of the world. Two of these works dealt directly with war and the effect of war on communities and individuals.

Kaitlyn Heniges

Marie Lamensch

Cristina Nualart

Editor's Note: This piece has been translated from the Spanish by the author. It was originally published in DIDDCC for Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo. 

 

Forrest Muelrath

Shaun Randol

Lebogang Disele

Laura Scheriau

Matthew Everatt is an installation artist from the UK who embraces film as a means to affect our sense of reality. His work reflects a combination of moving images and photography, the result of an action or occurrence that he´s either staged or stumbled upon. The results are deceptive. Instead of studying the fine techniques of photography as an art form, Everatt prefers to play around with light and shadow, dimensions, and digital editing to create the desired effects.

Laura Scheriau

Jamie Crawford, a visual artist from the UK, works with lens-based media, sculpture, and installation. His work is characteristic of an uncanny, subconscious and oniric artistic conception that allows the spectator to define their own understanding of art. Jamie painted quite early in his career but lately has turned his attention to more immediate, contemporary practices through digital media.

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