Edmund de Waal to create exhibition in Jewish Ghetto in Venice

The ceramicist will also unveil library of books by exiled writers at Ateneo Veneto to coincide with the opening of the 58th Biennale GARETH HARRIS12th February 2019 11:32 GMT The proposed installation in the Ateneo Veneto © Edmund de Waal. Courtesy the artist The author and ceramicist Edmund de Waal will unveil a major new work […]

Healing Power of Story Cloths

Global Opinions Some trauma really is unspeakable. So these women are sewing their stories, instead. By Rachel A. CohenNOVEMBER 27, 2019Washington Post The cloths with this column were created by women living in Nepal, Ecuador and Congo and photographed by Rafe Scobey-Thal. Top: “Why I Had to Leave My Village,” from a Colombian refugee in Ecuador. […]

Sout Al Salaam Awards 2019 by AnaTaban | Hot in Juba

Here we go for Sout El Salaam Award brought to you by Ana Taban. It is an Awards recognizing to all type Artists that had been singing, painting and preaching peace before and after Independent of the Republic of South Sudan.   HOTINJUBA.COM   Sout Al Salaam Awards 2019 by AnaTaban | Hot in Juba […]

Chased by conflict in Ukraine, an artist finds a haven in Helsinki

Spartak Khachanov in his studio with a model of a memorial he is creating for victims of the 1918 Finnish civil war. (Will Englund/The Washington Post) By Will Englund and Kathy Lally, The Washington Post, November 2, 2019 at 10:13 a.m. EDT HELSINKI — Let’s call them “figurines.” That’s the name their creator, Spartak Khachanov, delicately uses. He […]

Newsletter-October 2019

  View this email in your browser                                             Power of Music and Art, Resiliency of the Human Spirit, Will to Survive We are excited to share The Jüdische Kulturbund Project's efforts since the spring: […]

Middle East Dreaming of van Gogh in Gaza

Nimer Qeeq, 23, a student in a Shababeek sculpture workshop. (Loay Ayyoub/For The Washington Post) By James McAuley and Hazem Balousha September 25 GAZA CITY — On the top floor of a run-down studio, the young sculptors were scraping away at plaster bas-reliefs, in many cases re-creating Western masterpieces they may never see. Nimer Qeeq, […]

“Polish Anne Frank” Diary

To be published after being rediscovered "Renia's Diary: A Holocaust Journal" by Renia Spiegel documents four years of the teenage girl's life in Nazi-occupied Poland.   Sept. 13, 2019, 11:52 AM EDT By Linda Givetash The profound and heartbreaking account of a Jewish girl trying to survive the terrors of occupied Poland during the Holocaust is […]

Zimdancehall in Zimbabwe

A Music Genre Grows in Zimbabwe, Fueled by Rage Against Authority “R&B doesn’t relate to the ghetto life that we live,” said Stephen Kudzanai Mamhare, a popular new Zimdancehall star better known by his stage name, Enzo Ishall. Credit Zinyange Auntony for The New York Times By Patrick Kingsley Sept. 7, 2019 HARARE, Zimbabwe — […]

The JK Project’s Filmmaking Workshop in Juba, South Sudan

Thanks to support from the US Embassy in Juba, the US State Department's Arts Envoy Program, and Mandela Washington Reciprocal Exchange Program, The Jüdische Kulturbund Project led a filmmaking workshop in collaboration with Simon Bingo, founder of the Juba Film Festival, for budding filmmakers in Juba, South Sudan to encourage their interest in documentary filmmaking. […]

Demands of Far-Right Party Unsettle Artists in Germany

The anti-immigrant party Alternative for Germany wants to know the nationalities of artists employed by state theaters, and cultural organizations are worried.     Elliott Carlton Hines, a baritone who sings with the Stuttgart State Opera, said that an inquiry by the Alternative for Germany party about the nationalities of performers in state-funded institutions had […]