Monthly Archives: March 2013

Lines and Dots: Designs of Tamilnadu

Kala Shreen What does the drawing of lines and dots (called kolam) mean to its creator?  Does it have a sacred value or is it decorative art?  What are some of its changing modes and contexts of production?

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Law Poles

Øivind Fuglerud ‘Law Poles’, or thuuth thaa’-munth in the Wik Aboriginal language of north Australia, is an art work by Ron Yunkaporta. In the form seen on this picture it was exhibited as part of the exhibition Border Zones at … Continue reading

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The Pulpit: media and religion in Ghana

Rhoda Woets This picture does not show a church, nor a dark night club or an art installation that mocks Christianity. I took this picture in the commercial TV3 studio in central Accra on the set of a popular reality … Continue reading

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