Geffen Ben David

31
May

UK – Nil Points

On the 22nd of May, the Eurovision Song Contest held its Grand Final. On this occasion, the British representative James Newman received nil points from both the country juries and the general audience. Viewers went on Twitter arguing that the low score was linked to Brexit, with comments such as: “everyone hates the UK”. Such a mixture of politics and

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14
May

Sociallly engaged art collectives shortlisted for Turner Prize

The Turner Prize, which aims at encouraging wider interest in contemporary art, has recently published its shortlist, which is comprised entirely of socially engaged art collectives. This indicates intention to reward art that is collaborative, participatory, and involves people as the medium or material of the work. The themes underlying this year’s prize — social change, collaboration, and solidarity —

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