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The Tahtib, an Egyptian martial art, will one day be an Olympic discipline?
Egyptian festive game and warrior practice of at least 5,000 years, the Tahtib, or fighting stick, has inspired a modern martial art that a handful of followers seeks to popularize itself one day maybe an Olympic discipline . it's a "gathering project", a "cultural revolution", launches Adel Paul Boulad, 69-year-old Franco-Egyptian martial arts teacher, who has undertaken about fifteen years to transform the traditional game for Make it a marital art in its own right, "Modern Tahtib".
aware of its environmental impact, the art world is wondering more and more on how to reconcile artistic and eco-responsibility creation. Christie's participates in this reflection by organizing the first auction of sustainable works of art. An initiative launched in partnership with the Association Changenow Communities.
This new auction is part of the programming "Art for Change" of the next edition of the Changenow summit, to be held from May 27 to 29 in Paris. It will propose 16 works by French and international artists, such as Caroline Venet, Linda Sanchez, Rachel Marks and Jordane Saget.
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In addition to being resolutely modern, the parts on sale have all the particularity of shaping the "already". The mediums and techniques chosen by the artists minimize the impact of their creation on the environment, limiting the use of toxic materials or using recycled and overlyy media. The Street-Artist Tim Zdey has thus recovered the door of a Citroën ZX in a car case in Romainville to realize "On The Road Again", while Jesu Moratiel has incorporated dead bees into "Look, they are fairies".
"This new sale presents sober works and strong artists who shape the" already -to ", which create with the created. The abandoned matter is diverted, modeled, sublimated, re-sourced. The works are neither" green "NO activists, they do not necessarily address ecology as a theme, but integrate it into the creative process," says Ronan of the Cross, Changenow Exposure Commissioner.
Theatre Aurora plans play reading for One Book One Aurora campaign
Over the last few weeks, Aurora readers have had the opportunity to all read from the same page as part of the One Book One Aurora campaign, spearheaded by the Aurora Public Library. With each page of Chasing Painted Horses, the acclaimed 2019 novel by Drew Hayden Taylor, the vivid characters of Danielle, who found a creative outlet with her “Everything Wall” and police officer Ralph, whose interest is stirred by a graffitied image of a horse on a wall, have come to life. This fall, readers will be able to come face to face with them as Theatre Aurora unveils a staged reading of “The Girl Who Loved Her Horses”, the play that started it all.
Make rhyme Artistic creation and carbon neutrality
Artworks of art are estimated between 3,000 and 20,000 euros. The benefits of the sale will be distributed between the artist, his gallery and the Association Changenow Communities, to carry out promotional actions and encourage the sober artistic creation of carbon. "This auction with Christie's marks the birth of the Changenow Communities Association, which will launch the Changegenow Prize for the sustainable creation in support of undertaken artists and will animate events dedicated to low carbon creation. The association will allow to increase our impact On this segment, throughout the year, "says Santiago Lefebvre, co-founder and CEO of Changenow.
In addition to highlighting sustainable art in an unprecedented sale, Christie's recently committed to reaching net emissions of null greenhouse gases by 2030, a first for a large auction home. The House of François Pinault thus has to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% or provide its customers with fully recyclable packaging and printed content.
If the path is still long to achieve these goals, Tom Woolston remains confident. "From now on, all our activities should focus on sustainable development," said Christie's Sustainable Development Program Manager. "We are aware that respect for these commitments will require a change in culture and recognize that much remains to be done to adapt to the entire company".
Is the Academy's Push for Representation a Template for Our Politics? (Guest Blog) .
Women can have greater political representation if our elections employ gender quotas and fair representation voting, writes Kaycie Goral For the first time in the history of the Academy Awards, two women were nominated for the Best Director. We wouldn't blame anyone for a lack of wholehearted celebration during this award seasons, especially when considering last year's reckoning on racial justice and the not-too-distant #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite movements still ring true.