Adama Sylla, doyen of Senegalese photography, makes a stopover in the Tunisian capital

From 23 February until 30 June, the cultural association Le 32 Bis is inviting us on a journey through the work of Senegalese photographer Adama Sylla, exhibited for the first time in Tunisia. Although he is highly respected in his home town of Saint-Louis, he has been under the radar for far too long, and his images are finally going to be recognised for their true worth. Already exhibited three times in 2017 and 2020 between Saint-Louis and Dakar, then twice between Lyon and Paris in 2021 and 2023, thanks to Marc Monsallier of the Galerie Talmart in Paris, who discovered Adama Sylla when he ran the Institut français de Saint-Louis between 2017 and 2021.

Floating Glass Museum: art and design to combat climate change

The Museum of Floating Glass is an innovative project where the boundaries between art and nature are blurred and water becomes a canvas for contemporary expression. The project is presented by the architectural firm Luca Curci Architects, in collaboration with Giulia Tassi Design and an international team of architects and designers with the support of artificial intelligence.

The Last Supper revisited by Tavares Strachan

If you go to see the exhibition Tangled pasts, from 1768 to the present. Art, Colonialism and Change at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus, until April 28, you won’t want to miss artist Tavares Strachan’s life-size sculpture, impressively enthroned in the building’s central outdoor courtyard.

In Japan, public toilets put on a show

If you’ve ever had the chance to travel to Japan, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the discovery of Toto’s famous multi-purpose toilets, which have been gracing Japanese homes and daily life for years. On the other hand, when it comes to public toilets – an essential amenity for the spontaneous needs of human nature – the Japanese population has been complaining for years about the capital’s aging, dark, dirty and disgusting infrastructure. But the authorities in the ultra-popular Shibuya district in the heart of the Japanese capital have finally taken matters seriously.

Photographer Edward Burtynsky makes the beautiful out of the ugly to inform and challenge

Passionate about film from an early age, Edward Burtynsky makes photographs that illustrate places often unknown to us, exploring the impact of humanity and civilization on the landscape with a new, but no longer natural, beauty. “I try to make strong images that can stop people and ask them to look. I’ve searched the world for places that speak to our collective unconscious to create images that make us think about what we’ve invented,” says the photographer

Could humans live on the Moon? Lunar habitat plan presented

A exploração do espaço já não é uma novidade, mas continua a escalar etapas que poderão tornar reais todas as aspirações que só se aproximavam ao campo da ficção, tal é o caso da possibilidade da vida no Marte. Estudos até aqui efectuados não colocam totalmente de lado a hipótese de haver condições de vida num outro planeta. Um estudo publicado pela revista Nature indicou a descoberta de elementos que potencialmente provam a existência de vida naquele planeta.

Space exploration is no longer a novelty, but it continues to take steps that could make real all those aspirations that used to be fictional, such as the possibility of life on Mars. Studies carried out so far don’t completely rule out the possibility of life on another planet. A study published in the journal Nature indicated the discovery of elements that potentially prove the existence of life on that planet. 

Mélio Tinga, his residency in Mauritius and a realisation: “Mozambique is an island” 

O escritor e designer Mélio Tinga esteve em residência nas Maurícias através de uma bolsa de mobilidade do COI – Comissão do Oceano Índico. Objectivo: conhecer e interagir com o mercado literário daquele país do Índico e procurar estabelecer pontes e uma “nova” rota para a leitura no mundo da literatura moçambicana. De resto, aquele país foi um ponto de referência no tráfico de escravos partindo de Moçambique para o mundo, tendo ali alguns até se fixado.

Writer and designer Mélio Tinga was in Mauritius on a mobility grant from the IOC – Indian Ocean Commission. The aim: to get to know and interact with the literary market in that Indian Ocean country and to try to establish bridges and a “new” route for reading in the world of Mozambican literature. In fact, that country was a point of reference in the slave trade from Mozambique to the world, and some even settled there. The writer found these marks and other observations that are the motto for this interview, which has everything to do with a new and different approach to the book business and the sustainability that is so much talked about for the book market.

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