Tuomas Koskialho (Finland/Belgium) is launching a conversation about socioeconomic differences in the art world, and what it means for working class artists to find their identity in a traditionally upper class social milieu.
In wishing our readers a happy 2017, we want to acknowledge the new political environment we are entering with the Trump presidency. Although he is the American president, his actions and decisions will be felt worldwide.
The day after his inauguration millions of people marched in hundred of cities in the US and in many parts of the world to express their dissent.
Emergent Art Space's mission to create bridges across cultural boundaries will be more important than ever to counteract the building of walls and divisions promised by this presidency. Let's continue our dialogues across all borders!
We would like to take the time to invite you to contribute to our newest page, where we welcome short articles, stories, experiences, bits of conversations, commentaries and images from all artists and art lovers around the world. __________________________________________________
Recent projects featured on the EAS website
'Beasts of No Nation' by Pebofatso Mokoena, with Fleur de Bondt, and Grace Mmabatho Mokalapa Johannesburg, South Africa
A show that concluded several weeks of experimental and collaborative work.
'Landmark' byDarshan Singh Grewal Chandigarh, India a work created as a reminder of culture and traditional craft, which are slowly disappearing due to fast advances in the modern world of technology.
'Heaven was the Place in Heart'
by Imrana Tanveer Karachi, Pakistan A solo exhibition created to bring to light the ever-present objectification of women in both the past and present world.
'AGRIshelter' by Narges Mofarahian Milan, Italy winner of the international 'What Design Can Do' competition, is a prototype for biodegradable temporary housing for refugees.
Featured Artist Asmaa Elmongi, from Alexandria, Egypt, has recently contributed to the site with both her series of amazing works 'Transformation', and an article on the arts' role in cultural communication.
Here she is in conversation with Emma Drew, from the School of Visual Arts, New York.
'I want to make something to affect people, to [impact] those people who never even follow art exhibitions' from the Interview with Asmaa