With just under a year until its opening, the Biennale of Sydney has revealed the first grouping of artists, collectives, and organizations that will take part in its upcoming 23rd edition that will run from March 12 to June 13, 2022.

Taking the title “rīvus,” which means stream in Latin, this iteration will take the concept of waterways and river tributaries as a jumping off point. In particular, close attention will be paid to acknowledge the Indigenous histories of where the Biennale of Sydney is sited—its main venues are situated along the banks of the waterways of the Gadigal and Burramattagal people.

For this edition of the Biennale, artistic director José Roca and his curatorial team have so far invited 59 artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations from 33 countries—from Australia to Cameroon, Venezuela to Slovenia, Taiwan to Tonga—to participate.

Among the most high-profile artists that will show work are Hera … Read the rest

“Confinamiento” (2019), Cheste, Valencia, Spain. All images © Mohamed L’Ghacham, shared with permission

Whether depicting a birthday party or a child’s first steps, the expressive murals by Mohamed L’Ghacham (previously) enlarge sincere, unposed moments into monumental celebrations of everyday life. The Moroccan artist recreates vintage photographs as wall-sized artworks in locations across Europe that portray a woman readying for bed or the chaotic minutes before a family portrait at a massive scale.

L’Ghacham tells Colossal that his relationship to the original images has evolved in recent years from a simple juxtaposition of the site and the quiet, unassuming beauty of the domestic scenes to a more complex understanding. “Those first murals were done in abandoned, demolished places or simply on the outskirts of cities and public spaces. The impact of seeing an image of this type painted with a technique closer to classical painting than graffiti in such spaces created … Read the rest

1583—Leipzig, Germany: Tabulaturbuch Johannes Rühling includes an image of an angel playing trombone (see below image; public domain) (special thanks to Suzanne van Os).

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Vector Art is a technique, which means art created with vector-based programs. picplzthumbs Born on the South Coast of England, in Hove, East Sussex, in 1865, Robert Bevan was fortunate enough to be able to study and work in Paris during his early years as an artist, and he knew both Gaugin and Renoir, and studied alongside Pierre Bonnard. This early exposure to the works of the great French Impressionists helped Bevan to develop a very distinctive personal style of painting. Unfortunately, just like Van Gogh and Rousseau, Bevan’s work was not always well appreciated in his life-time. However, a series of retrospective exhibitions held in 1965, 100 years after his birth revealed his extraordinary talent, and many of his paintings can … Read the rest

For some, the appearance of the new crescent moon is yet one of those beautiful things about nature, but for Muslims everywhere it signifies the beginning of what is known as the holiest month in Islam, Ramadan. It is believed to be the period during which the Holy Quran was given to the prophet Muhammad and so for Muslims, the world over, the sighting of the mood heralds a period of utmost consecration not just where food is concerned but for their thoughts and actions as well. To commiserate with our Muslim brothers and sisters and make sure that ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ is more than a saying, we made a list of acts which are in relation to Nigerian songs to abstain from:

1. No More Soapy

Soapy, as popularised by street-hop singer and rapper, Naira Marley simply means masturbation. This is a sin in Islam and during the Holy Read the rest

Love charcoal but hate the mess? Pick up a charcoal pencil, which is composed of compressed charcoal inside a protective layer, typically wood. Suitable for drawing, sketching, or smudging, a charcoal pencil offers a familiar feel and provides you with a lot of control over your marks. Even in this more structured form, it can be manipulated to create an array of rich and dark tones, as well as thin lines and bold ones. Our picks range from beginner to artist-grade sets. Remember that charcoal, even in pencil form, is delicate, so these can still break if dropped. And sharpen with care.

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All photos © Henri Calderon for Colossal

Nearly 500 meters of small, red hearts will soon cover an expanse of concrete facing the River Thames in London. Now dubbed the National COVID Memorial Wall, the poignant display publicly commemorates the 150,000 lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom so far. Each heart represents one victim, with short messages of grief, love, and remembrance scribed by loved ones in their centers. It takes about ten minutes to walk by the entirety of the project, which serves as a staggering reminder of the virus’s devastation.

Coordinated by COVID-19 Bereaved Families For Justice, the two-meter-high wall is situated between the Westminster and Lambeth bridges, opposite the Houses of Parliament. According to The Guardian, Matt Fowler helms the ongoing project, which he began a few weeks ago by painting 15,000 hearts on the facade. His father died from the virus … Read the rest

One of them takes one to Deer Ridge Junction and is one mile in duration. Thanks for visiting. This is a tradition of a culture from which we all can learn from and gain great wisdom and understanding.

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Graphics editing is one of the areas where it seems technological advancements are happening all the time. “Part of Your World” is a power ballad Disney song from the best musical animated films The Little Mermaid. picplzthumbs It was the first song composed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken for the movie. Several media publications rank this song among the greatest Disney songs ever written. Critics expressed different interpretations of this song from seeking independence to LGBT rights. Recently released (although part of the series of “official bootlegs” released back in the day), it is a live which, although with a setlist similar to the previous … Read the rest

One-half of defunct music group, P-Square, Mr. P, had an interview with Beat FM presenters, Osi Suave and Ada on the Morning Rush Show on the 8th of April where they discussed his debut album, The Prodigal, the refusal of fans to move on from the split with his brother and his upcoming reality TV show as well as future plans. He strongly affirmed that he has moved on from the split. Here are some things you should know about his album and journey as a solo artiste: 

1. His debut album title, The Prodigal, was inspired by people likening him to the prodigal son. But for him, his use of the label is to redefine it to mean someone who is independent and successful. 

2. He has a certificate in music and is a multi-instrumentalist who according to him, can play virtually any instrument. For Read the rest

Prompted by growth in the Asian art market in the past year, Sotheby’s has unveiled plans to stage a curated five-lot auction titled “ICONS: Masterpieces from Across Time and Space,” which will featuring paintings by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Sanyu, and Zhang Daquian, as well as a Song Dynasty Bodhisattva sculpture from the 11th century. Scheduled to take place on April 18 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong gallery at One Pacific Place, just before Sotheby’s modern art evening sale, the auction is expected to achieve a collective $38 million.

This spring season is part of the house’s grandest sales series in the region to date, with 2,500 lots ranging from antiquities to contemporary art set to be offered across 14 sales from April 16–23. Together, they are expected to bring in at least $417 million. Evening sales devoted to modern and contemporary art featuring works by Clyfford Still, Yoshitomo Nara, Zao … Read the rest

Very powerful composition, but he did ‘play’ a bit with perspective, achieving a painting that could only have been done standing on a ten foot high platform!

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Ever since Patti Page sang “How much is that Doggie in the Window,” songs about dogs have remained popular. Darren Baker is a young and very promising British artist who has already commanded a great deal of respect from his peers. picplzthumbs Darren Baker has received numerous awards from the art world and has private and public collections in the House of Lords and Downing Street. He has also been approached by many sports personalities to paint portraits, this is probably because he was appointed official artist of The Professional Footballer’s Association when he was 23 years old. Darren has a contemporary style that combines realism and classics and is fond of painting figures. Darren Baker frequently paints female figures … Read the rest