Amnesty International is an organisation dedicated to investigating and eradicating human rights abuses. The organisation’s work is carried out by people who, as they describe themselves, take injustice personally. Their mission is to campaign for a world where human rights are followed and enjoyed by all. Artdependence Magazine talked with Raha Bahreini, Researcher with the Iran Team of Amnesty International, about the situation that Atena Farghadani, painter and activist, who was sentenced on 1 June 2015 to 12 years and nine months in prison, is now facing.
As befits the hospitable ethic of her best known piece of work, Judy Chicago would make a fantastic guest at any dinner party. When we meet at her London gallery, Riflemaker, the American artist is warm, whip-smart and given to infectious laughter. You might not expect a beleaguered feminist, who for most of her 50-year career has been out in the cold, to have retained such good humour.
Bart de Baere gives the impression that combining the function of museum director with the role of curator for the 6th Moscow Biennial 2015 is something he undertakes with rigor and dedication, but easily and surely with great pleasure. Bart de Baere has been the director of M HKA, a contemporary art museum based in Antwerp, since 2003. Bart de Baere talks with Artdependence Magazine about the museum’s activities, its’ goals and future plans. A separate part of our interview is dedicated to the 6th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, which is planned for 2015, and will take place from September 22nd till October 1st, the shortest biennial in the world.
Media artist Casey Reas’ latest exhibition Linear Perspective at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown is presented in a completely blacked out space reminiscent of the void of our societal collective consciousness. Upon entering, one is immediately exposed to the wall-scale title piece, an unfolding electronic painting projected onto a black wall that slowly emerges in digital brushstrokes of surreally flattened and warped images.
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