“Writing Exile” event – Tuesday, September 16 – 7PM

Words without Borders, in collaboration with freeDimensional and Verso Books, present a reading from WWB’s September issue, dedicated to writing exile. The reading aims to draw attention to the voices of writers forced from their homes, and will feature contributors and other special guests reading selections from the issue. To accompany the reading, freeDimensional will present an exhibition […]

Analysing the Art of Resistance – World Policy Institute

freeDimensional has posted the following blog as part of the World Policy Institute’s  Arts-Policy Nexus A theatre director is beaten and stabbed to death in front of his apartment. Another is shot to death in front of his wife and child. A filmmaker is kidnapped, his fingers cut off, and he’s left to bleed along […]

To send letters of support for Moroccan musician Mouad (El Haqed)

If you would like to send support letters to the Moroccan musician, Mouad Belghouate (aka El Haqed), please note: – keep messages short with simple message wishing El Haqed well and that he will soon be free.– no political or religious comment or images ( tourist cards are appreciated….)– Give return address/email. Send to:  Mouad […]

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 […]

PERFORMANCE AND JUSTICE: Representing Dangerous Truths Symposium at John Jay College

March 13, 14, &15 John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th. Street New York, NY, 10019 Independent Artists Projects, NYC Chaw Ei Thein (Burma/NYC) “Living Monuments.” With respondent Emily Hue. Kymbali Craig and Samuel Encarnacion (Bailey’s Café, Brooklyn, NY,) “Skin Deep, Skin Tight.” Racquel De Loyola (Philippines,) “Blinded.” Margit Edwards and Seth Baumrin […]

Recap: COL:LAB 2012 on Wasan Island

From July 6 – 13, freeDimensional and Musagetes Foundation convened a Collaboration Laboratory (COL:LAB) on Wasan Island, Canada to solidify existing partnerships and explore possibilities for new models of cross-sectorial work engaging art, human rights and social justice. Through a series of dialogues, presentations and working sessions participants delved deep into conversations around international and […]

Fearing assassination, Salman Rushdie cancels appearance at Jaipur literary festival

Salman Rushdie has canceled his talk at Jaipur’s literary festival after hearing rumors that there were plans to assassinate him. The controversial author was due to speak about his early work Midnight’s Children at India’s biggest literary festival, which began on Friday, though influential Muslim clerics had protested his participation, BBC News reported. “I have now […]

fD participates in the Triangle Network Conference – November 26 & 27

fD founder Todd Lester joins a panel at ‘Networked: Dialogue and Exchange in the Global Art Ecology’ in London, England. Organized by the Triangle Network, the conference featured representatives of arts and cultural networks and organizations from around the world. Topics covered include: the principles and ethics that guide cultural networks, the use of network practices […]

Prominent Chinese Artist’s Studio Torn Down

BEIJING — The studio would have stood at the heart of an embryonic arts cluster on the outskirts of Shanghai, drawing luminaries from around the world. It took two years to build, and one day to tear down. The new Shanghai studio designed by Ai Weiwei, a protean artist who is one of the most outspoken critics of […]

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