"Central to Gadis Jalan Burmah are the pressures of societal expectations that would be familiar for most, especially women. That a woman’s worth is only determined by her marriageability, how many kids she would have, and her perceived sexuality still holds an archaic importance in society."
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At a difficult juncture for Greece, with no light at the end of the tunnel and caught between clashing Schäuble/IMF, the art lovers, the National Museum of Contemporary Art (ΕΜST) and 40 spaces of Athens greeted the German exhibition Documenta 14 of Kassel, one of the most important contemporary art events. The exhibition is entitled: ‘Learning from Athens’. 160 artists, including 15 Greeks, many performances and events a new artistic occupation of the city that will last months.What kind of messages does Documenta convey? What is its main focus? By what procedure were the Greek artists chosen? Does it have any political views and what are they? Which statements have caused an uproar? What did it answer? Does it really want to learn from Athens? And what it is that Athens would like to tell to Documenta but doesn't dare? What are the reactions and the potential benefits? What signs has given it us so far, after a five-month presentation of events, performances, etc.? What is the response from the public, the artists, the galleries, the curators, the youth? ... See MoreSee Less
The true story of the scrappy school kids and inspiring teacher behind the film Adiwiraku seems tailor-made to tug at the heartstrings. But Satpal Kaler is more interested in taking his critic's scalpel to cut through the feel-good to see if the film actually *is* good. Read on for the rest of his review, and let us know your thoughts if you watched it too! ... See MoreSee Less