Hard-hitting films at Documenta 14

Documenta, arguably one of the most important art shows in Europe, debuted in Athens earlier this month, with a second venue opening in Kassel, Germany in June. Since its first launch in Kassel (a city mostly destroyed by Allied bombs during World War II) in 1955, Documenta has aimed to serve as a platform for the… Continue reading Hard-hitting films at Documenta 14

Our April picks for innovative storytelling

An Egyptian man carrying a metal frame passes by vendors selling fans, at a market in Old Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. (Photo by Tara Todras-Whitehill/For the New York Times)

Vignette’s April newsletter is out! In March, Vignette accompanied actor Mandy Patinkin, known for his roles in Homeland and The Princess Bride, to Greece and Serbia. He joined the International Rescue Committee to raise awareness about the refugee crisis, and it was a powerful trip for everyone. We also share musings about women in photography… Continue reading Our April picks for innovative storytelling

How the Syrian conflict is influencing art

As Syria enters its 7th year of civil war, those whose lives have been ripped apart have been forced to come to terms with the fact that the country they once knew may be gone forever — or at least changed to a point of unrecognizability. Syrians are now faced with the task of forging… Continue reading How the Syrian conflict is influencing art

Refugee camps of the future

The refugee crisis has once again grabbed international headlines – viewers from around the world are seeing Americans challenge President Donald Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.   Presently, the UNHCR estimates that there are 21.3 million refugees worldwide, and with Western governments growing more forceful when it comes to border… Continue reading Refugee camps of the future