Blog

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.” […]

June 17, 2017

Am I my Brother’s Keeper? Kate Daudy reflects on her new work

Opinion

British artist Kate Daudy reflects on her new work, which transforms a family tent from a refugee camp in Jordan into a participatory art installation. The project that came […]

April 26, 2017

Beyond the Babble

Opinion

Writer Vesna Maric reflects on Lucia Scazzochio’s piece, ‘Beyond the Babble’, presented as part of ‘Who Are We?’ programme at Tate Modern. Lucia Scazzochio’s piece, Beyond the Babble, makes […]

March 20, 2017

What happened to our welcome?

Opinion, Refugee Week

Writer Vesna Maric reflects on Alketa Xhafa-Mripa’s piece “Refugees Welcome” at Tate Modern – part of Who Are We? programme. ‘What happened to our welcome?’ asks Alketa. ‘That’s the […]

March 16, 2017

Art as therapy or a window into another’s nightmare?

Events and Projects, Opinion

Writer Vesna Maric reflects on “Who Are We?” programme at Tate Modern ‘Hi.’ ‘Hi.’ ‘We need to share a fear, or fears. But can I have a minute to […]

February 15, 2017

Manaf Halbouni: Monument

Opinion

German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni opens a new installation ‘Monument’ in Dresden which refers to the current situation in Syria whilst establishing links between Europe and the Middle East and […]

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