We all may be familiar with the stereotypical ‘desperate artist’, who will go to any lengths necessary just to make something out of an unfinished painting. As Francis Bacon argued, “feelings of desperation and unhappiness” will, in the end, serve the struggling artist better, since they “stretch [their] whole sensibility.”
For the first time in the 127-year history of the Venice Biennale, the world’s oldest and most important contemporary art fair features a majority of female artists, under the curatorial direction of Cecilia Alemani.
Michael Tetteh, Ghana's only professional glassblower, clenched his teeth as he gripped a red-hot ball of molten glass, his burned and blistered hands bare against the steaming stack of wet newspaper he used to protect them.
The manager of Doclisboa Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival, Miguel Ribeiro, said that Portuguese audiences are in general very curious about cinema from all around the world and that Iranian filmmakers whose films have been screened in Portugal are quite well-known by the audience.