Art and Culture

March 23, 2015
the photographers gallery

The Photographers’ Gallery

For lovers of fine art photography, as well as artists seeking maximum exposure for their work, the Photographers’ Gallery in London is the place to be. Founded in 1971, the Photographers’ Gallery was the first art gallery devoted solely to photography. In the decades since then, Photographers’ Gallery has succeeded […]
March 15, 2015
Food for Charity

Community, culture, and culinary delights: Slideluck expands to Manila

What do art and potluck have in common? They are bringing communities together across the globe Potluck is a traditional community gathering, with origins dating back to the Middle Ages. The concept is simple – everyone brings a dish, and the entire crowd enjoys a feast. More importantly, it brings […]
January 16, 2014

The Public Detective: Sherlock Holmes Copyright Expires

A recent ruling by a federal judge in Chicago has apparently ushered Sherlock Holmes into the public domain. But, so as to dispense with the obligatory pun right away, all is not as elementary as it seems. The situation is complex because later Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes stories are still […]
December 17, 2013
Doha City Center

The High Price of Bacon in Qatar: Art and Freedom

Reported as the most expensive artwork sold at auction, Francis Bacon’s 1969 triptych, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sold for a record $142.4 million at Christie’s in New York on November 12th. A few immediate questions come to mind, some more pressing than others. Why would someone pay such an […]