Art

Skating reaches new heights in La Paz

25 Nov, 2014 | Katherine Browning

Katherine Browning visits the world's highest skate park to roll around and chat to one of the guys who made it all happen. Photo: From the Levi's Documentary "Skateboarding in La Paz" It's 2:3...

THE STREET ART OF LA PAZ

26 Sep, 2014 | Nikola Maksimovic

The Artistic Battleground for Political and Societal Expression Very few of La Paz’s walls, doors and highways have escaped the touch of the spray can and brush; graffiti tags, murals and poli...

THE CREATION OF LITERARY WONDERLANDS: TRENDS AND TENDENCIES

19 Aug, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale

From C.S Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia through Cortázar’s Ajolotes, supernatural worlds are in abundance in literary works. But what makes a literary wonderland tick? If we take a look at Britis...

THE ART OF MARCELO SUAZNABAR: APOCALYPTIC SURREALISM

19 Aug, 2014 | Niamh Mcintyre

A first encounter with the work of Marcelo Suaznabar is equally fantastical and unsettling. At first, there is a visual delight in the surreal chaos of the image, as in El Macabro Paso del Tiempo, whe...

PERIFÉRICA BOULEVARD

21 May, 2014 | Alex Walker

Underworlds in Bolivian Literature At the turn of the 20th century, writing in Bolivia almost exclusively tackled surface issues like campesino life and later the globalisation of the nation. ‘Pe...

Portrait of a Void

22 Mar, 2014 | Neil Suchak

How has the loss of the sea influenced Bolivian contemporary art? To those of us who come from a country surrounded by the sea, the plight of a landlocked nation, like Bolivia, is almost unfathomable...

Our Cover

22 Mar, 2014 | Roberto Unterladstaetter

Roberto Unterladstaetter - Paisaje 1 - Fotografía Digital - 2009 (from Neil Suchak's piece on the influence of the maritime loss on Bolivian contemporary art) Unterladstaetter por...

Sirenas, Anchanchos, Antawallas

16 Dec, 2013 | Finn O'Neill

Finn O’Neill listens in on the fleeting whispers of Bolivia’s oral literature tradition and encounters three recurring spirits. SIRENAThe Sirena is a spirit native to Lake Titicaca, in particular...

The bread of the dead

07 Dec, 2013 | Christina Grünewald

Illustrated by Oscar ZallesWords by Christina Grünewald 1) Wait for the last week of October to have your t’antawawas ready in time for Todos Santos on the 2nd of November—DON’T FORGET to book a...

CHOLITA FASHION

20 Oct, 2013 | Modupe Sanusi

A state secret I find myself in the outskirts of La Paz, close to el Cementerio General. As soon as I leap out of the crowded minibus I am immediately greeted with curious stares from every direc...

ZEF

20 Oct, 2013 | Alexandra Meleán

Fashion designers Valeria Wilde and Carola Valdivia experiment with eco-friendly fashion in Bolivia, introducing ZEF, a recycled clothing brand launching this November. Bolivian Express gets an ex...

AGUJAS, TINTA, PASIÓN

20 Oct, 2013 | Finn O'Neill

Finn O’Neill meets a young inventor, a tattoo artist, and some locals with body art to understand the past, present and future of ink in Bolivia. Olmer Flores Pinedo is a 14-year-old alteño kid,...

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

20 Oct, 2013 | Christina Grünewald

Can Bolivia’s biggest Second-Hand Market satisfy the current fashion demands?Christina Grünewald combs through the flea market of El Alto, trying to find an entire outfit inspired by current Wester...

PINK FLOYD SINFÓNICO

24 Sep, 2013 | Izzy Smith

I sit here writing this review with Dark Side of the Moon pounding through my headphones, inspired by the performance last night. Last night’s show can only be described as incredible; bursting wit...

In the cult of comics

21 Aug, 2013 | Georgina Phillips

As a fourteen-year-old girl, my contact with comics was restricted to the hours I spent in comic book stores, waiting for my friends to finish dithering over whether or not to buy the latest issue...