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Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus

Paphos - Inside an art gallery on the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Selma Bolayir draws a large yellow sun on a black-and-white picture of a South Vietnamese soldier who appears to be crying.

'Parthenon of Books' — monumental artwork protests censorship

Kassel - It looks like the monumental temple standing imposingly at the Acropolis in Athens. But this replica in central Germany is not built with marble, but books that have been or remain banned.

Austria's fantastical factory of 'raw art'

Vienna - Nestled in the hills of Austria sits Gugging, an artists' colony with a difference where the worlds of psychiatry and art collide -- with spectacular success.

Israel minister says state won't fund shows with nudity

Jerusalem - Israel's outspoken culture minister is threatening to withhold funding from two productions showing at a top festival because they contain nudity, provoking mockery and claims of censorship.

Arts figures condemn raid on top Moscow theatre in fraud probe

Moscow - Prominent Russian arts figures including the Bolshoi theatre chief on Wednesday condemned investigators for raiding a top Moscow theatre and the home of its outspoken director in a fraud probe.

Visual artists demand 'fair' share of sales

Geneva - When Canadian Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak sold her print "Enchanted Owl" in 1960, she pocketed $24, but when the piece was resold at auction in 2001 for nearly $59,000, she received nothing.

Opera troupe tours rural China defending a dying art

- For the 50-year-old Chinese opera performer, every aspect of the dimly-lit backstage room was a reminder that things had changed.

Ancient sacred art resurrected in city of Jesus' birth

Bethlehem - Down a Bethlehem alleyway, sunlight illuminates a golden icon of the Virgin Mary and Jesus, signalling the revival of an ancient art being practised in the workshop inside.

Taggers' delight: Vietnam city turns into graffiti canvas

Ho Chi Minh - Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a colour-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict soci...

Taggers' delight: Vietnam city turns into graffiti canvas

Ho Chi Minh - Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a colour-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict soci...

Taggers' delight: Vietnam city turns into graffiti canvas

Ho Chi Minh - Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a colour-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict soci...

Top German art show Documenta debuts shared Athens experience

Atenas - One of the world's premier art events opened in Athens on Saturday, bringing a much-needed spotlight, artistic inspiration and visitor boost to crisis-hit Greece's run-down capital.

Top German art show Documenta debuts shared Athens experience

Atenas - One of the world's premier art events opened in Athens on Saturday, bringing a much-needed spotlight, artistic inspiration and visitor boost to crisis-hit Greece's run-down capital.

Top German art show Documenta debuts shared Athens experience

Atenas - One of the world's premier art events opened in Athens on Saturday, bringing a much-needed spotlight, artistic inspiration and visitor boost to crisis-hit Greece's run-down capital.

French 'human hen' artist has a crack at hatching eggs

Paris - The French artist who recently spent a week entombed inside a rock will attempt an even more bizarre feat Wednesday -- sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch.

France's classic 2CV car gets special edition — in wood

Paris - A wooden replica of Citroen's iconic "2CV", crafted by a French cabinetmaker using a mix of lumbers including apple, pear and cherry, is ready to hit the road.

Desert X exhibition reflects earth, sky, state of world

Los Angeles - A house clad in mirrors pops out of the California desert. It blends into the landscape, reflecting a kaleidoscope of the urban grid and arid valley of Palm Springs -- to the delight of photographers and selfie-seekers.

Ai Weiwei slams 'shameful' politicians ignoring refugees

Prague - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Thursday slammed "shameful" politicians who ignore refugees as he launched a giant art installation centered on their fate at the National Gallery in Prague.

Arts save young Mexicans from crime

Mexico - Ex-drug addict Fernando Rivera lived through hell as a youth from a poor and violent suburb of Mexico City -- until art saved him.Now, aged 24, he smiles as he shows the mask with a skull design that he wears when he creates paintings with a spray-can....

Hockney touches up tabloid logo ahead of retrospective

London - British artist David Hockney has turned his digital hand to Friday's masthead of The Sun, telling the tabloid of his painting and smoking habits ahead of a retrospective in London.

Oscar buzz dead, China clips 'Hooligan Sparrow' wings

Bejing - Ye Haiyan, one of China's most prominent women's rights activists, huddled in her unheated apartment on the outskirts of Beijing, waiting to learn if the documentary that propelled her to international fame would receive an Oscar nod.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

Ethiopian photographer seeks new portrayal of Africa

Addis Ababa - Surrounded by untidy stacks of paper and abandoned half-empty coffee cups, photographer Aida Muluneh chain smokes cigarettes in her Addis Ababa office and rails against the negative portrayals of Africa by foreigners.

Rise of Europe's far right 'different to 1930s': top historian

Paris - Europe is not slipping into the same dark tunnel of hate and nationalism that it did in the 1930s, one of the continent's leading historians told AFP.

Paint, urine and (fake) blood: Russia conservatives attack art shows

Moscow - Heading to an exhibition of photographs of Ukrainian troops, Russian art lecturer Anton Belikov slipped a can of red paint into his pocket.

As China rises, top-selling painter looks to his roots

Bejing - Blue-chip Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi built up a lucrative career by looking to the West for inspiration and buyers, but a new retrospective in Beijing reveals an unlikely turn back towards China's own aesthetics and traditions.

France's Apocalypse Tapestry to be restored to medieval glory

Angers - Dusty and somewhat faded, as befits its onetime use as insulation for horse stables, a priceless piece of medieval artistic heritage, France's Apocalypse Tapestry, is getting a welcome clean-up.

Gold toilet opens for business at Guggenheim

New York - The streets may be paved with gold in heaven but in New York, it's a gold toilet providing creature comfort - and an eyeful for visitors to the city's Guggenheim museum.
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The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
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The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
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