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Kazakh women bag top tech grant to launch online battle against domestic violence

12 November 2018 · Kazakhstan
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A group of female Kazakh scientists and entrepreneurs have received a $3,000 grant to launch an online portal for victims of domestic violence.

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This exhibition is helping Kosovo’s wartime rape survivors heal through art

12 November 2018 · Kosovo
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  • Image: UN Women Kosovo

  • Image: UN Women Kosovo

  • Image: UN Women Kosovo

  • Image: UN Women Kosovo

An exhibition featuring work from women who survived sexual violence during the Yugoslav Wars has opened its doors in Pristina.

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Blend bananas and blankets with bright and quirky homeware from Egle Zvirblyte

8 November 2018 · Lithuania
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  • Image: Estudio Sancal

  • Image: Estudio Sancal

  • Image: Estudio Sancal

  • Image: Estudio Sancal

  • Image: Estudio Sancal

  • Image: Estudio Sancal

  • Image: Estudio Sancal

Lithuanian artist Egle Zvirblyte has joined forces with Spanish furniture brand Sancal to launch a bright and zany homeware range to take the cold from this year’s grey winter evenings.

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A space for dialogue: art world gears up for St Petersburg Cultural Forum

8 November 2018 · St Petersburg · Russia
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Thousands of people are expected to attend this year’s International Cultural Forum in St Petersburg, kicking off on 15 November.  

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Russian selfie fail damages Dali masterpiece in Yekaterinburg

7 November 2018 · Yekaterinburg · Russia
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Image: Glavny Prospekt Gallery/Instagram

An etching by celebrated Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali has been damaged after visitors accidently toppled a display stand during an ill-conceived selfie attempt at an art gallery in Yekaterinburg.

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Visions of the future: explore the legacy of radical Czech architect Jan Kaplický

6 November 2018 · Czech Republic
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A one-off event celebrating a visionary of modern architecture is taking place in London later this month.

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Bring the beauty back into architecture with this new open call in Tallinn

6 November 2018 · Tallinn · Estonia
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Architects fighting against “bland globalisation” are being called to submit their vision to transform an upcoming neighbourhood in Estonia.

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Uncertain future for Uzbekistan’s avant-garde gallery as key backer reported ready to disband

5 November 2018 · Uzbekistan
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Image: Ural Tansykbayev, Crimson Autumn (1931). One of the many pieces housed in the Nukus Museum

One of the greatest art museums in Central Asia could see its funding slashed after reports that the independent charity supporting the collection will disband at the end of this year.

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Punk Orientalism: these artists are confronting the legacy of Soviet imperialism

2 November 2018 · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Georgia · Kazakhstan · Kyrgyzstan · Tajikistan · Uzbekistan
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  • Image: Ala Younis, Ex-Soviet Archives (Palestine Film Unit), (2018)

  • Image: Ala Younis, Ex-Soviet Archives (From the Impossibility), (2018)

  • Image: Aikaterini Gegisian, Falling Tight I, (2014)

  • Image: Aikaterini Gegisian, Falling Tight VI, (2014)

  • Image: Farhad Ahrarnia, Modern Stage, no.1, (2013). Courtesy of Rose Issa Projects, Lawrie Shabibi and the artist.

  • Image: Farhad Ahrarnia, Stage on Fire, no.2, (2011). Courtesy of Rose Issa Projects.

A new exhibition breaking down myths, assumptions and stereotypes in the Caucasus and Central Asia is set to open in Canada.

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Vogue Ukraine editor suspended amid plagiarism allegations

1 November 2018 · Ukraine
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Image: Tanya Posternak/Vogue Ukraine

The editor-in-chief of Vogue Ukraine, Olya Shushko, has been suspended amid ongoing allegations of plagiarism.

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