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Celebrating 150 years of Impressionism at Claude Monet’s gardens in Giverny

Celebrating 150 years of Impressionism at Claude Monet’s gardens in Giverny

[ad_1] Back to homepage / Shows / arts24 Issued on: 07/06/2024 – 13:41Modified: 07/06/2024 – 13:42 12:44 arts24 © FRANCE 24 The Impressionist painters, from Monet to Renoir, Pissarro and Morisot, are beloved around the world. This year, France is celebrating their very first exhibition – a show that was one of the most momentous exhibitions in art history 150 years ago. To mark the event, arts24’s Eve Jackson takes us to the home of Claude Monet in Giverny just outside Paris – a place of flowers, fields and water bathed in natural light that inspired his most famous works. Read more on related topics: [ad_2] Source link

Special programme: Taiwan, a culture of freedom and diversity (part 2)

Special programme: Taiwan, a culture of freedom and diversity (part 2)

[ad_1] Issued on: 12/01/2024 – 17:25Modified: 12/01/2024 – 17:29 As Taiwan gears up for key January 13 presidential elections, FRANCE 24 takes you to Taipei for the second part of our special programme on the Taiwanese cultural scene. In this episode, we focus on the island’s cultural diversity. Ranked as the world’s tenth most successful democracy, we look at how Taiwan’s commitment to progressive values are shaping a new generation of artists.   We begin by exploring Taipei’s vibrant queer scene with drag queen Rose Mary, who’s been performing for five years. In 2019, Taiwan became the first and only country in Asia to legalise marriage for same-sex couples. This culture of acceptance makes Taiwan a refuge for LGBT artists in an otherwise conservative region. Watch part one of the showSpecial programme: Taiwan’s artists step out of China’s shadow (part 1) Taiwan is also making progress in the fight for gender equality. In 2016, Tsai Ing-wen – a proudly single woman – became the island’s first female president. And women make up over 40 percent of Taiwan’s parliament, a record in Asia. Still, Taiwan’s #MeToo movement …

Special programme: Taiwan’s artists step out of China’s shadow (part 1)

Special programme: Taiwan’s artists step out of China’s shadow (part 1)

[ad_1] Issued on: 11/01/2024 – 15:18Modified: 11/01/2024 – 15:27 A small island with a complex history, Taiwan’s rich culture is shaped by its many Indigenous groups, a period of Japanese rule, and of course its neighbour, China – its closest and most complicated relationship. In this first part of a special programme ahead of crucial presidential elections on January 13, we travel to Taiwan to explore how growing geopolitical tension with China is impacting Taiwanese artists.  For decades under martial law, Taiwanese children were educated to believe that the island was a part of China. That changed in 1987, when Taiwan transitioned to democracy. The arrival of free speech led to a generation of young artists dedicated to exploring and embracing their Taiwanese identity. FRANCE 24’s Alison Sargent meets Freddy Lim, one of the leading voices defending Taiwan’s sovereignty – both in parliament, where he was elected in 2016, and on stage as frontman of popular heavy metal band Chthonic. He says metal music is all about rebelling, and Taiwanese metal is about standing up to “Asian dictators” and affirming universal human rights. I think in Taiwan we have our own cause we want to stand for. The dictators in Asia say that universal human rights do not belong to the Asian people. We are fighting against that. Freddy Lim, heavy metal singer …