Art & Culture

Shifting identities and love beyond borders: Five Films for Freedom 2023

The Five Films for Freedom campaign is back for its ninth edition, and it promises to be another exciting year for the world’s largest LGBTQIA+ digital campaign. The British Council has partnered with BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival to showcase five powerful LGBTIQ+ themed short films from the BFI Flare programme.

By Lindelwa Masuku 4 days ago

Sex, intimacy and black middle-class Christianity in South Africa - a difficult history

A new book, Convening Black Intimacy, explores the history of Christianity, gender and precolonial marriage and sex traditions in South Africa in the late 1800s and early 1900s. To conduct her study, historian Natasha Erlank drew on court records of cases of seduction, church records, anthropological texts, and many sources from black ...

By Natasha Erlank Professor of History, University of Johannesburg 13 days ago

The Creative Renaissance: Why AI is inspiring a new wave of Artistic Expression

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a hot topic in the creative world, with many artists wondering how this technology will impact their craft. While some fear that AI will take over and make traditional artists obsolete, others see it as an exciting opportunity to push the boundaries of what is possible in the art world.

By Lindelwa Masuku 14 days ago

Repatriation or Retention: The Elgin Marbles and the ethics of cultural ownership

The ongoing battle between Britain and Greece over the Elgin Marbles, the ancient sculptures taken from the Parthenon temple at the Acropolis in Athens, is a highly contentious issue that has been raging for over two centuries.

By Lindelwa Masuku 18 days ago

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