Art

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...

NIMBLE CREATIONS

17 Jun, 2013 | Caterina Stahl

Name: Tania Mamani Age: 35 Job: Nail artist.  Watching her work makes me realise it's essentially a combination of sculpting and painting on miniature canvases. This is just too good to b...

CARVING FREEDOM

17 Jun, 2013 | Caterina Stahl

Photo: Caterina Stahl Name: Luis Aerrere Age: 33 Hometown: Buenos Aires Argentina Job: Artisan traveler 'Sometimes its sells, sometimes it doesn’t', he tells me with an easy smile. I...

FREEDOM IN CHAINS

17 Jun, 2013 | Ryle Lagonsin

The Silver Man Stands Still Photo: Ryle Lagonsin For 27-year-old actor Ronald Millares performing is a way of life. In his continuous pursuit for artistic independence, he has found freedom...

MICHAEL JACKSON REBORN

17 Jun, 2013 | Sophia Howe

The King of Pop’s Spirit Lives On Photo: Ivan Rodriguez Petkovic The year 2009 was shadowed by the tragic death of Michael Jackson, but the legendary entertainer’s spirit was reborn in on...