Venezuelan government takes over toilet paper factory due to shortages

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 27 September 2013

Imagine if there was a toilet paper shortage in the country. Imagine! No need to imagine anymore: Venezuela is going through just this. According to Reuters, a Venezuelan state agency has ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper and ordered National Guard troops to ‘safeguard the facility’. The reason? After embarrassing […]

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The Heroines by Venezuelan photographer Violette Bule

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By Helena Acosta in New Photography on Sunday 28 April 2013

With the city as the subject of Violette Bule’s new photography project, she approaches the social and political issues of current history with irony and a sense of humor. The Heroines talks about the injustice in the field of the social, cultural and political in Venezuela and overseas, using the technique of staging and direct […]

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Map-inspired installations by Carola Bravo

Mariana Monteagudo Contributor

By Mariana Monteagudo in New Art on Thursday 6 December 2012

The installations of Carola Bravo, her imprecise cartographies, are nurtured by the possibilities of spatial representations. I admire their retrospection, their experimental nostalgia, and their adventurous utopias.

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Large ceramic dolls by Mariana Monteagudo

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By Melissa Kojima in New Art on Wednesday 18 April 2012

A friend told me to look up Mariana Monteagudo’s artwork. She recommended it because I have a tendency to be drawn to cute, yet creepy art. I was blown away by it. Her work consists of large, ceramic art dolls. I may be strange, but I thought they were less creepy and more cute. She’s a Venezuelan artist with a new show called, Humanoid, running at Space 2 in Bogota, Colombia.

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Días de Septiembre give away debut album

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By John Doe in New Music on Sunday 19 June 2011

Días de Septiembre is a post-rock band from Caracas-Venezuela. Their music is characterized by its mostly instrumental compositions, supported with visuals during live performances. So, the band does not try to dictate emotions, but suggests them, allowing each person who listens to their music or watches their presentations to attain a personal meaning for each […]

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