The Native Americans Whose Activism Made DC’s Football Team Change Its Name

From More Than a Word (2017), dir. Kenn Little & John Little (courtesy Smithsonian) This summer, after decades of work by activists, the Washington, DC football team announced that it would finally be changing its name, long criticized as a slur for Native Americans. The 2017 documentary More Than a Word, directed by Kenn and John Little, captured some of the Native protests against the team. The film also addresses the broader cultural issues in the US with sports teams and other institutions invoking stereotypes of Native peoples in their…

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Anonymous, Posed Figures by Artist Hanna Lee Joshi Explore the Female Body

 Art #body #colored pencil #gouache #gradients #self-portrait August 24, 2020 Grace Ebert “Untitled,” gouache and colored pencil, 15 x 20 inches. All images © Hanna Lee Joshi, shared with permission The posed women in Hanna Lee Joshi’s latest series are comprised of vivid gradients: their chests are cobalt, shoulders rose, and palms lime. Created with gouache and colored pencil, the bright hues stray from flesh tones in favor of what Joshi terms “a more otherworldly aspect in my women. Reclaiming the goddess within and exploring the concept of embodying…

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A Volkswagen Beetle Fender is Repurposed into a Vintage-Style Kart Designed by Aldekas Studio

 Design #cars #metalwork #upcycling August 25, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Aldekas Studio Those looking for an alternative to cars or reprieve from public transit can thank Aldekas Studio for a new set of wheels that’s both stylish and environmentally conscious. The Mexico-based designer repurposed the fenders and headlights of a Volkswagen Beetle— which officially is the Type 1 model that was released originally in the 1930s—into a miniature vehicle named “Bugkart Wasowski.” The kart’s curved body is attached to a bright red frame, which contrasts the olive…

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Rencontre avec Benjamin Stora

À l’occasion de la sortie du livre “Une mémoire algérienne” (éd. Robert Laffont, collection Bouquins) rassemblant six ouvrages de Benjamin Stora, ce jeudi de l’IMA devient virtuel. Rencontre avec l’auteur sur un de ses grands thèmes de recherche, la guerre d’Algérie, mais également le Hirak et l’Algérie d’aujourd’hui. Retrouvez toute l’actualité de l’IMA : https://www.imarabe.org/fr

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“Les liens entre le Liban et la France dictent aux responsables français ce devoir de présence”

“Les liens affectifs, amicaux, culturels, politiques très anciens entre le Liban et la France dictent aux responsables français ce devoir de présence, qui n’est pas une ingérence mais une assistance, une solidarité, l’expression d’une amitié à l’égard de ce peuple libanais que nous aimons. Nous avons d’ailleurs décidé de mettre l’Institut du monde arabe à l’heure et aux couleurs du Liban”. Interview de Jack Lang, président de l’Institut du monde arabe, le vendredi 21 août dans la matinale de LCI.

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Visits from Bait Al Oud VII: From Spain to Abu Dhabi

الموسيقى الإسبانية والعربية في تناغم شيّق ضمن النسخة السابعة من “بيت العود العربي في ضيافتك”: من إسبانيا إلى أبوظبي. يجمع أسطورة العود نصير شمة موسيقيي بيت العود ليأخذك في رحلة موسيقية عبر القارات، وصولاً إلى أمريكا اللاتينية، تعكس روح التفاهم والتسامح بين الثقافات. تفاعل مع العرض للحصول على فرصة لقاء نصير شمة ودرس موسيقي من بيت العود العربي. Hispanic and Arabic Music fusions await you in the upcoming ‘Visits from Bait Al Oud’ VII: ‘From Spain to Abu Dhabi’. Oud legend Naseer Shamma gathers Bait Al Oud musicians to take…

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DIS, A Good Crisis, 2018

The short video A Good Crisis, made by the NY-based media collective DIS, is part of their PSA ‘Public Service Announcement’ trilogy. Produced ten years after the 2007-08 global financial crisis, the series’ three chapters draw on what they describe as a missed opportunity for economic revolution. In A Good Crisis, a smartly dressed and well spoken devilish creature reflects on the complex deregulatory effects of the crisis, how they benefitted the few, and brought harm to the many.

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The Auction House of The Future Is Here

In total, Sotheby’s has conducted 250+ live and online sales in 2020, breaking records and achieving the highest year to date auction prices in Asia, Europe and the Americas. By embracing innovative auction formats, including as our multi-camera, global livestreamed evening sales, and offering new ways to engage with art and objects, Sotheby’s has redefined the auction house as we know it. As we look ahead, Sotheby’s will continue to transform the art market and drive it to new heights. To consign with us, click here: https://www.sothebys.com/en/videos/the-auction-house-of-the-future-is-here?locale=en

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