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17 Oct

8 dias

BUENOS AIRES is going to be, yet again, the host of the 3rd annual LatinArab film festival.

It is a 10-day celebration of cultural, political, and human exchange. Organized by the NGO Cine Fértil, the festival is consolidating as a South-South cross-cultural think tank.

LatinArab will have a competitive selection of Arab feature films and another of Arab short films. At the same time there will be a competitive selection of Latin American films which somehow relate to the Arab world (a big percentage of Latin Americans have Arab ancestors so it is not so hard to imagine) called PANORAMA LatinArab. 


[pan-uh-ram-uh, -rah-muh]  noun

1.an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions.
Origin: 1790-1800;  pan- + Greek  ( h ) órāma  view, sight, derivative of horân  tosee, look
Get it?
Apart from films, there will be extra activities such as round-table discussions, master classes by guest Arab film directors and conferences. Plus, this year will be the first to feature a “Country of Honour” week; such country will be Lebanon for its cinematographic tradition and quality.
You can follow the festival on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LatinArab
On twitter: @Cine_Fertil
Or just go to straight to the source and browse away!: http://cinefertil.org/cine-fertil/
P.S: Loved the idea? You can collaborate! LatinArab has launched a crowd-funding campaign and you can do your bit. In return, you will get tickets for the screenings, posters, tee-shirts (which are just adorable!), and more. Just click here: http://idea.me/projects/10219/latinarab-film-festival

Russian Icons in Buenos Aires

25 Jan

I haven’t been really inspired to write lately (take that ‘lately’ as a ‘well, actually, more or less a year’); and I must admit I’m still feeling a bit awkward in front of the blank page.

Last year I was too busy being all stupid, crazy in love (and then recovering from the breakup and then trying to (successfully) win him back); studying for my first year back in university (yes, at 26 I decided to start a new career: Art History), WORKING, watching all of Mad Men’s seasons online, and attending some other short courses on art  here and there. So you see? I became a little lazy to write.

But my eyes were kept wide open though to new ideas and stuff!

Anyways, good catching up, but let’s get down to business: There’s an exhibition I don’t want to miss in Buenos Aires, and that’s the one about Russian Icons and Tibetan art. The objects displayed were donated to the museum by the princess  Senta Hohenlohe_Waldenburg; who moved from Budapest to Buenos Aires in 1949 and finally settled here after the kingdom of Hungary was officially dissolved.

The Byzantine icons between the 16th and the 18th century proceed, mostly, from Russia and Bulgaria, and some from Greece. The Buddhist objects come from China, Tibet and Thailand.

I can’t wait to see them and tell you about it.

Here are some icons for you to feist your eyes in the meantime; courtesy of http://myweb.rollins.edu/aboguslawski/Ruspaint/ruspaint.html:

St. Nicholas, with Scenes from His Life (fist half of the 16th c.) - Novgorodian school

St. George Slaying the Dragon (16th c.) - Pskov school