Art Everywhere

Indonesia is a treasure-chest of art forms. With over 17,000 islands, art is the expression of the archipelago’s hundreds of tribal cultures and the result of centuries of trade, exchanges and colonial presence. The diversity of ethnic groups is reflected in the varied linguistic, religious and costume traditions co-existing within the country and art is no exception. Handicrafts, textiles, ceremonial items as well as forms of theatre and traditional dances exalt the influence of traditional cultures in daily life.

Back to the Roots

Many are probably familiar with the DNA technology used to solve mysterious crimes or cases of uncertain paternity. DNA tests have nailed more than a few murderers, allowed the release of the wrongly imprisoned and forced celebrities to shell out big bucks to groupies with kids. Terms such as “genetic fingerprinting” and “barcoding” are also […]

PicTurin 2010: Il Video

2010 was year Zero. Over 40 national and international artists met up in Torino for the first edition of the PicTurin — Torino Mural Art Festival, one of the main events within the “2010: European Youth Capital” schedule, and amongst the most important international graffiti art events. The city, form downtown to suburbs, was hit […]

Sfida Tropicale

E’ facile sentirsi minuscoli e spiazzati quando si arriva a Singapore, rimpiccioliti da altissimi grattacieli dalle forme più strane e persi negli infiniti corridoi commerciali sotterranei. Non sembra vero che le torri di uffici dalle luci cangianti, simili a imponenti ed enormi robot, distino poche fermate di metropolitana dalla densa foresta tropicale. A prima vista […]

Santo Squat ovvero E’ tutta Apparenza

Distrutta, incredula e basita mi siedo al tavolo dopo aver omaggiato il santo protettore degli squatter che tanto mi ha dimostrato la sua protezione nel corso degli anni e che continua, costante, a tenermi sotto la sua buona stella e mi accingo a degustare una bella zuppa di Miso ricavata da bustine di origine dubbia […]