Art & Culture

From Shelf to Sea: How Mandy Barker’s Photography Highlights Plastic Pollution

British Photographer Mandy Barker dedicates her photography to raising awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans. Even after 12 years, she portrays the many perspectives of the issue in captivating and compelling ways. By combining scientific research and fine art photography, she highlights the harmful effect on marine life and ourselves – inspiring the viewer to take action.

Venice Art Biennale: Ukrainian Culture Against the Odds

The 59th Venice Art Biennale has opened. How is the international cultural scene reacting to the war in Ukraine? A reportage.

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Jason deCaires Taylor: “I want to highlight aquatic places in all their diversity”

Since 2006, British artist and conservationist Jason deCaires Taylor has been sinking hundreds of sculptures in oceans worldwide. With time they transform into living artificial reefs full of marine wildlife. In celebration of World Oceans Week, deCaires Taylor recalls some of his favorite underwater moments and speaks about how he engages new ambassadors for the sea.

Sculptor Dr Gindi: “We Are All Part of Nature”

German-Egyptian sculptor Dr Gindi approaches her artistic practice through the themes of infinity and immortality. With her art, she sets out to change the narrative about human decay.

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Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable? A Reality-Check

How will COVID-19 affect the efforts on solving social and environmental issues within the industry? What role does the circular economy play and where lie the chances and barriers for change? Facts, figures, and expert opinions.

Rachael Talibart: Tides, Tempests, and Ghosts in Shells

British photographer Rachael Talibart captures the moods of the ocean. Whereas her critically acclaimed series “Sirens” portrays the wild temper of the water, her work “Ghosts in the Shell” speaks to the gentler spirit of the sea.

Yayoi Kusama, Bill Traylor, Talk Art, and Carlota Guerrero

This edition of Culture Cue features a documentary about American artist Bill Traylor, a retrospective on Yayoi Kusama in Berlin, a guide on contemporary art, and the photo book of celebrated Spanish artist Carlota Guerrero.

The Art of Walking in Iceland’s Wild Westfjords

The two nature guides Henry Fletcher and Jay Simpson, lead walking artist residencies along ancient herding routes in Iceland’s Westfjords. Here they share their experiences with the art of walking in the wild.

leek field in the netherlands lighted up in blue and red light as part of the luminous installation Grow by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde
“Grow” by Daan Roosegaarde: Light Recipes for Sustainable Agriculture

The latest light installation by Dutch artist-designer Daan Roosegaarde turns a 20,000 square-meter leek field into a luminous dreamscape of red and blue light. It’s a tribute to the farmers cultivating the fields while also inspiring us to imagine a more sustainable future.

Culinary Backstreets, Rest of World, and A Private View with Kenny Schachter

This weekend’s recommendations include an online publication on technology, culture, and society from a global perspective, a food guide celebrating culinary traditions, and candid conversations on the art world with critic, writer, and curator Kenny Schachter.