Argentinian author and illustrator Isol, who I've had the pleasure of meeting, won the world's biggest prize for children's literature this week. The jury for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award praised her ability to expose the absurdities of the adult world to children.
The £500,000 prize is awarded annually by the Swedish government to an individual or organisation working "in the spirit of Astrid Lindgren" to "safeguard democratic values".
Last photo: Isol.
You can see her blog and more of her work here
Photos from Better World Books
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Jorge Mario Bergoglio, of Argentina was elected the new pope, who will be called Francis.
Naturally, there is an atmosphere of hope and joy here in Buenos Aires and judging by the local news, all over the country. And the world.
What are your initial feelings about Francis?
Photos from totally cool pix and The Guardian.
Monday, March 4, 2013
This is where I went on Sunday and if you're around, I recommend this exhibition. Hopefully, you'll get there early and by the time it's noon, you can have a nice lunch in the terrace. Or, you could have lunch and then enjoy the exhibition. Anyway.
Fundación Proa and the Goethe-Institut are presenting the first solo exhibition of artist Harun Farocki in Argentina. Entitled Harun Farocki, the show consists of five video installations produced from 2002 to 2012 and a film series with premier screenings of his last three productions. The exhibition provides an overview of Farocki’s complex conceptual universe, which revolves around uncovering the ideological processes that the production and reception of images entail. In March, Farocki will visit Buenos Aires to give a workshop at the Universidad del Cine and to present his most recent book of essays, Desconfiar de las imágenes [Distrust of Images, Caja Negra Editora]. He will also give a public interview on his audiovisual work at the Proa auditorium.
Organized by the Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires and Fundación Proa, Harun Farocki is sponsored by Tenaris–Organización Techint.
Have a nice week!