Blog

December 10, 2020

Gresham Neighbourhood Plan

Opinion

Isabel Lima, Season 1, Beyond and Now Gresham’s Wooden Horse(2017) was a project initiated by artist, Isabel Lima, bringing together disparate communities living in Gresham, Middlesbrough (UK). Many of […]

December 10, 2020

Nature/Nurture

Opinion

Neema Iyer, Season 1, Beyond and Now The coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainties across communities and presents us with questions of new ways of being and doing. Coupled with […]

December 10, 2020

Knowledge Kitchen

Opinion

Patricia Kovic and Blanka Deroko, Season 1, Beyond and Now A New Model for Art and Design Education And Self-Organization of Syncretic Practice A New Paradigm of Teaching, Grounded in […]

November 15, 2020

Gratitude

Opinion

Be Steadwell, Season 1, Beyond and Now Navigating the uncertainties of the present requires gratitude. I’ve spent most of my time mining for silver. The simple gifts I can […]

November 15, 2020

Social Distance Inc.

Opinion

Elliot Perkins, Season 1, Beyond and Now It’s late August 2020 and it seems the country is in convulsions as we prepare once again for the annual mass ritual […]

November 15, 2020

One mask at a time

Opinion

Dr. Natalia Eernstman, Season 1, Beyond the Now It must have been mid-February when a colleague caught me on the stairs –he rushing up, me dashing down, a lightning […]

October 15, 2020

AGE OF UNCERTAINTY

Opinion

Image credit: the Artist, Dakar, 2002 Ashish Ghadiali, Season 1, Beyond the Now There was a moment of great uncertainty in my life, when geopolitical upheavals seemed to disrupt […]

October 15, 2020

How we have been preparing for the not-yet

Opinion

In her Beyond the Now Season 1 blog Jeanne van Heeswijk balances ‘between individual desires, collective imagining and deep collaboration in the places that we live in.’

October 14, 2020

Artists’ Responses to Covid-19

Learning, Opinion

Artist, activist and writer Gregory Sholette discusses recent social practice art in the context of the pandemic.

December 18, 2019

End-of-year greetings

Opinion

Community Meal, Custom Folkestone, for Platforma 5   Between Brexit, ballot boxes and contested borders, 2019 has been quite a year! But before we usher in the New Year, […]

December 20, 2018

Looking back, looking forwards

Blog, Events and Projects, Opinion

As 2018 draws to a close, Counterpoints Arts Co-directors Áine O’Brien and Almir Koldzic reflect on the year that’s passed, and what’s to come: We send you this end-of-year greeting […]

September 27, 2018

Tide Whisperer

Opinion

By Almir Koldzic and Tom Green Reflections on a production by National Theatre of Wales (NTW), September 2018 On a warm evening in Tenby, on the Pembrokeshire coast, listening […]

April 10, 2018

Multi-layered Identities and Movement: A Conversation with Yinka Shonibare MBE

Opinion

Wind Sculpture (SG) I stands 23 feet tall at the southeast entrance to New York’s Central Park. Created from fibreglass and painted in rich gold, turquoise and terracotta patterns […]

July 19, 2017

The Caged Bird’s Song: A Tangible Beauty

Opinion, Refugee Week

Guest post by Eliana Reeves (intern at Counterpoints Arts), written in response to “The Caged Bird’s Song” by Chris Ofili. We only know as much as our eyes allow us […]

July 11, 2017

The Architect: Rebuilding a Dying City

Opinion, Refugee Week

Guest post by Eliana Reeves (intern at Counterpoints Arts), written post Refugee Week. The young boy stands among the ruins of his school with his camera phone. Another child […]

July 11, 2017

Queens of Syria: The Royalty of Bravery

Opinion, Refugee Week

Guest post by Eliana Reeves (intern at Counterpoints Arts), written post Refugee Week. “Oh, my sorrows! I am so unhappy… I shall leave as my city turns to dust.” […]

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