Tokyo Mapping Show.

When visiting Tokyo for the first time, it’s a must to lose yourself in the sprawling Shinjuku district at dusk and discover its strident, dazzling, neon-filled urban jungle that never sleeps. Shinjuku, one of the twenty-three districts of the Japanese capital, has become mythical since Sofia Coppola’s film Lost in Translation immortalized it twenty years ago.

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.

Art at the time of Palestine

Since the war between Palestine and Israel began on 7 October 2023, the catastrophic humanitarian situation unfolding before the eyes of the world has been unprecedented. The death toll (more than 30,000 people, half of them children), the wounded, the hostages, the displaced people, the fear of a new Nakba and the plight of civilians lacking everything, all add up to a heavy toll. The entire regional balance has been upset once again, with the Israeli and Palestinian peoples prisoners of their extremist leaders. We are also witnessing a global split in debates, an upsurge in anti-Semitic acts throughout the world, and a divide between the Western world and the Global South. So how can we avoid an inexorable escalation despite international condemnation? Who can stop the ongoing massacre in the Middle East? The shockwaves of war between Israel and Hamas have spread around the world. Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli demonstrations are multiplying here and there, particularly in universities. More and more people are calling for a ceasefire, a truce or, at the very least, a humanitarian pause.

Ethiopian artist Fanuel Leul explores Afrofuturism with digital art 

Fanuel Leul is a name to remember in the contemporary African art scene, who has chosen the path of digital art to construct science fiction narratives through images. Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the artist mixes traditional elements with futuristic technology, creating contrasting and harmonious compositions. 

Between ecology, hi-tech and culture, Kigali is rising from its ashes 30 years after the genocide

When you fly over Rwanda for the first time, from the blue of the sky, you are struck by the green hills and forests that dot the country rightly nicknamed “Little Switzerland”. Kigali, perched at an altitude of 1,500 metres, means “something big and spreading” in the local dialect. The Rwandan capital, made up of several worlds, forms a patchwork on the horizon, with, on the one hand, the new districts with their ultra-modern buildings and famous international signs, signs of an economic dynamism propelled by the current government, with in particular the Congress Centre, the Kigali International Financial Centre and the future Innovation City, and on the other hand, the poor and traditional districts, but just as carefully planned.

Macilau reveals the soul of the exploited

In his new exhibition entitled ” imediatismo” (Immediacy), photographer Mário Macilau reveals in his black and white portraits the soul of those ignored in the unbridled exploitation of resources.

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.

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