Local artists portray the generational pain of the Holocaust

March 20, 2024By Gail PrenskyCurrent-day artists No Comments

Review by Mark JenkinsMarch 20, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. EDT Dalya Luttwak, “From his immediate family, the only one who survived and was not murdered in the death factory of Auschwitz was my father,” 2023, site-responsive installation, painted steel. (Dalya Luttwak/American University Museum/Katzen Arts Center) The colors in “Art and the Demands of Memory: Works by Second-Generation … Read More

Opinion Today

February 28, 2024By Gail PrenskyCurrent News No Comments

February 27, 2024The New York Times By Parker RichardsStaff Editor Art speaks across borders, and we often look to artists both to explain and to transcend. Even in exile — think of the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, or the Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn — they can speak for a homeland they have left, or at least … Read More

Opinion  Ukraine’s secret weapon: Art

February 24, 2024By Gail PrenskyCurrent News No Comments

By Anna Husarska and Mikhail RevaFebruary 23, 2024 at 3:25 p.m. EST The Washington Post Upon Ukraine’s fate in this war may hang the fate of peace on earth. (Mikhail Reva) Anna Husarska is a journalist and policy analyst. Mikhail Reva is a painter and a sculptor. Two years ago, when Russia launched its war against Ukraine, Mikhail Reva, … Read More


January 1, 2024By Gail PrenskyCurrent News No Comments

An art documentary by Wim Wenders steps inside the work of a man who says his art is about ‘the open wound of German history’ Review by Mark JenkinsThe Washington Post January 1, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. EST Artist Anselm Kiefer on the grounds of his studio compound in a scene from the documentary “Anselm.” (Janus … Read More

Pussy Riot arrives in Iceland, urinates on a Putin portrait

August 6, 2023By Gail PrenskyCurrent News No Comments

The first Pussy Riot retrospective reveals the Russian artists at their defiant best Perspective by Sebastian Smee Critic The Washington PostDecember 16, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. EST REYKJAVIK, Iceland — For more than a decade, Pussy Riot — a feminist, anti-Putin art collective — has been staging brilliant, disruptive and often poetic political stunts. These “actions,” … Read More

What Does Community Mean To You?

August 6, 2023By Gail PrenskyEducation No Comments

In the summer of 2023, 40 college students from Pakistan, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, and Jordan traveled to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, USA to participate in the ……. SUSI program. Part of the SUSI program included a three-day, intensive digital storytelling workshop to explore WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU? Together, we experienced … Read More