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      Being seen and heard: Thai artist gives voice to Myanmar’s Shan refugees at biennales

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Monday, 1 July - 10:00

    Themes of displacement and diaspora explored in collaborative textile project as part of The Spirits of Maritime Crossing exhibition in Venice and Bangkok

    The Koung Jor refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border is just three and half hours from Jakkai Siributr’s home in Chiang Mai. But it was only during a visit in 2019 that the Thai textile artist learned about the ordeals of the Shan refugees living there.

    That visit inspired a collaborative embroidery project, with participation from 20 girls and women from the Shan ethnic minority living in the camp in northern Thailand, who were invited to sew images and words of their choice.

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      Artists target Wimbledon’s ‘strawberries and cream image’ over link to Barclays

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Monday, 1 July - 07:22

    Spoof ads with tennis players appear near club in protest against sponsor’s ties to fossil fuels and arms companies

    Hundreds of ads on commercial billboards, the tube and bus shelters near Wimbledon have been replaced with artwork taking aim at the tournament’s sponsorship with Barclays over its ties to fossil fuels and companies supplying arms to Israel.

    Tournament organisers have come under pressure to drop the bank as a sponsor by climate groups and anti-war activists who accuse Barclays of using the event to “cover up its role” in funding the climate crisis and to “hide from accountability for its role in enabling Israel’s war crimes”.

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      Anish Kapoor among artists featuring in youth vote billboard campaign

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Sunday, 30 June - 14:21

    Exclusive: Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler also contributes drawing encouraging young people to vote

    Leading artists including Anish Kapoor, Katharine Hamnett and the Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler have created artwork to be installed on billboards across the UK as part of a drive to encourage young people to vote in the general election.

    The campaign, titled Art to the Polls, features pieces that vary in style and tone but are united in their message to young people: vote. A pair of colourful pieces by Jon Burgerman calls voting an “act of self-caring” and tells young people not to “become [their] parents”, who are represented as sad faces.

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      Francis Alÿs: Ricochets; Anthony McCall: Solid Light – reviews

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Sunday, 30 June - 08:00

    Barbican Art Gallery, London; Tate Modern, London
    Mesmerising films documenting children’s play around the world dissolve borders and liberate our adult imagination, and there’s a ghostly thrill in the space where light meets drawing

    An astonishing film opens this mesmerising exhibition . It shows a crowd of children in a parched and barren landscape at dusk, staring intently up at the sky. Above them swarm thousands of buzzing black dots. The children appear to mimic the sound, and even the movement, circling directly below.

    Suddenly a boy snatches at the air; then another, and another. A fourth breaks away and claps his hands. The camera moves from their upturned faces to behold the almost imperceptible descent of one insect after another, in the sweltering twilight. This is the Democratic Republic of Congo , increasingly plagued by malaria, and these boys have found a sound pitched at a level that is irresistible to female mosquitoes, dragging them away from their mates. But this is also a daily game: who will cull most pests in this dance of flirtation and death?

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      Long ignored, at last the surrealist art of Leonora Carrington is getting the attention it’s due

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 29 June - 14:00 · 1 minute

    The artist and writer is celebrated in a new UK show – but why was a woman of such talent so little known in her lifetime, asks her cousin?

    Almost 20 years ago I travelled 5,000 miles to meet my father’s cousin, who had been estranged from our family for 70 years. Back then, Leonora Carrington – though feted in her adoptive country, Mexico – was barely known in her native Britain. She had been as neglected by the art world in general as by her country, and our family.

    Two decades on, the story is very different. In April this year, one of her paintings – Les Distractions de Dagobert (1945) – was sold at Sotheby’s in New York for $28.5m, making her the highest-selling female artist in British history. Over the last few years, shows of her work have been held across the world: in Madrid and Copenhagen, Dublin and Mexico City, and at Tate Liverpool. Next month an exhibition at Newlands House Gallery in Petworth, Sussex, will celebrate her broader work, exploring her output beyond the dream-like canvases of her paintings and the surreal fictional writing for which she is now best known. Because as well as being a painter and writer, Carrington was also a sculptor, a creator of tapestries and jewellery, a maker of lithographs, a playwright and a designer of stage sets and theatre costumes. The Sussex show will include examples of these works, many of which have never been seen before in the UK.

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      On my radar: Simon McBurney’s cultural highlights

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 29 June - 14:00

    The actor, director and playwright on a delicious social enterprise, a radical climate movement, and his favourite place to commune with the dead

    Born in Cambridge in 1957, Simon McBurney is an actor, playwright, and theatre and opera director. In 1983 he co-founded the theatre company Complicité, which has put on productions such as the award-winning The Encounter , A Disappearing Number , A Dog’s Heart , and 2022’s Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead . McBurney’s filmography includes Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy , The Manchurian Candidate and The Last King of Scotland . He is married to concert pianist Cassie Yukawa; they have three children. Mnemonic , originally conceived and directed by McBurney in 1999, is at the Olivier theatre, National Theatre until 10 August.

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      Perimenopause finally gets more attention – because there’s something in it for men | Arwa Mahdawi

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 29 June - 13:00

    Celebrities have spoken up about their experiences – and Silicon Valley types learned ovaries may hold the key to long life

    If you had asked 20-year-old me to explain what “perimenopause” was, I would have stared at you blankly. Honestly, I would have struggled to even tell you much about menopause. It was never a mainstream topic of conversation and studies have found most women were never educated about it. Indeed, I’m pretty sure I learned far more at school about Henry VIII’s wives than what I could expect from my own body as I got older.

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      ‘It’s the quagmire of teenage existence - vulnerability with confidence’: Denise Marcotte’s best phone picture

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 29 June - 09:00

    The photographer updates her 80s teen series, capturing young people in their bedrooms

    In the late 80s and early 90s, Denise Marcotte had a project photographing teens in their bedrooms. Decades later, with a teenage son of her own, the Massachusetts-based photographer decided to revisit the subject. Back then she used a Fujica 6x9 film camera with a tripod; this time she used an iPhone.

    “There is nothing that makes a teenager feel more comfortable than an iPhone,” Marcotte says. “So using one brings me a sense of freedom on many levels: technically, artistically and in my connection to my young subjects.”

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      Kinds of Kindness to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 29 June - 05:00

    Yorgos Lanthimos teams up with Emma Stone for the third time in this off-kilter and provocative tale, while Emma Myers leads the new YA drama adaptation from Holly Jackson’s smash-hit novel

    Kinds of Kindness
    Out now
    Yorgos Lanthimos is, simply put, one of the best directors working today, fearlessly bringing his off-kilter visions of everything from dating to monarchy to misogyny to the big screen with characteristic biting wit and dark humour. His latest is a provocative triptych starring Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons and Willem Dafoe, set in the worlds of work, relationships and religion.

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