Posts by Jessica Stewart

March 20, 2017

Ai Weiwei Draws Attention to the Refugee Crisis with Powerful New Installation

With his new exhibition Law of the Journey, Ai Weiwei continues to explore the enormity of the refugee humanitarian crisis. A refugee himself, Ai Weiwei has dedicated the last two years of his career to creating politically charged artwork that speaks to the issue. “There’s no refugee crisis, but only human crisis… In dealing with refugees we’ve lost our very basic values,” states the Chinese artist, one of the most powerful figures in contemporary art.

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March 19, 2017

Photographer Visits 20 Catholic Churches to Capture the Grandeur of Pipe Organs

Fascinated by the pipe organs he grew up surrounded by in Germany, photographer Robert Götzfried‘s new series Pipes captures the grandeur of these musical instruments. To complete the work, he obtained permission to enter 20 Catholic churches in Southern Germany and photograph the behemoths. The pipe organ can be traced back to Ancient Greece, and by the 9th century had become established at the de facto instrument of church music.

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