U Win Tin, Writer Jailed by Myanmar Junta, Dies

U Win Tin, a journalist, author and poet who became a leading opponent of the military rulers of Myanmar, where he was imprisoned and tortured for 19 years, died on Monday in Yangon, formerly Rangoon. Sources differ on whether he was 84 or 85. The political party he helped found, the National League for Democracy, […]

Artist-activists in Pakistan : drone deaths are ‘NotABugSplat’

Inspired by the French photographer JR, who installs hugely magnified portraits of local people in the landscape, a group of artist-activists travelled to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the scene of a US drone attack last November. With them they brought a giant poster of an unnamed child who is said to have lost both her parents and two […]

New Generation Palestinian Artists at Whitebox Arts Center, NY, Opens 3 April

A New Generation of Palestinian Artists Converges in New York How Green Was My Valley opens April 3 at Whitebox Art Center and runs through April 27, 2014. In 2005, ArtPalestine International was formed to promote Palestinian artists in the US, offering them a visible, public platform through exhibitions and programming. As a dispersed and dislocated population, Palestinians […]

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