The Arts

Bajo Nuestra Piel

26 Mar, 2018 | Caroline Risacher

A film festival pushes boundaries in BoliviaOn 22 February 2018, the third edition of the international human-rights film festival Bajo Nuestra Piel visited Tarija, in southern Bolivia. Having premier...

Calle Comercio, La Paz, Bolivia

29 Oct, 2017 | Iván Rodriguez

Are we just walking around, step after step?Or are we designers of our present, designers of something bigger?Can we avoid the victim we hold inside? Take another step, and find comfort in every blink...

Art Deco in an Ancient City

29 Oct, 2017 | Josephine Zavaglia

Photo: Charles BladonIn a corner of the world where colonial architecture is more than common, La Paz’s funky fusion of Art Deco architecture and Tiwanaku design make it a destination like no other.Ge...

Singers without a stage

25 Jun, 2017 | Yolande Rowson

Illustration: Hugo L. CuéllarRegenerating the classical music scene in BoliviaEven a cursory glance around the Conservatorio Plurinacional de Música will tell you that the classical music scene in Bol...

Success and The Inner Game

25 Jun, 2017 | Mohammed Junaid

Photo: William WroblewskiJuan Carlos Aduviri’s rise as an international actorHe’s holding a metal frame he fabricated with screws and tape to stabilise a tiny GoPro action camera. I seem to be in the...

AGUSTÍN ALONSO

15 Apr, 2017 | Alex Walker

Photo: Nick SomersA lesson with the maestroAgustín Alonso has been busy tending to his nest. A short walk up from Plaza San Francisco, family-made instruments line his workshop like banks of exquisite...

THE SALAR ON FILM

15 Apr, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photo: Julia Mcgee-RussellA sensory marvel put into perspectivePeople experience some of the most surreal feelings while on the Salar de Uyuni. Beyond its apparent nothingness and rich amount of resou...

Che Pantomime

29 Dec, 2016 | Angus Mcnelly

Illustration: Hugo L. CuellarThe sing-along story of the marxist guerrillaIn the auditorium of Bolivia’s Central Bank in La Paz, a cumbia star leads a sing-along to a pop song whilst children wave fla...

A Universal Language

26 Sep, 2016 | Madeleine Pollard

Photo: Lucia BrasaFrom street performers contorting their bodies before halted cars in the glow of traffic lights, to shuffling feet as the beat of yet another parade drum tremours through the streets...

Leaving a Paper Trail

28 Aug, 2016 | Gabriel Macguinness

Photo: Gabrielle McguinnessMarion Macédo’s Quest to Make Art From the UnwantedEach day we fill our bins to the brim with scraps of paper, cardboard boxes and bundles of packaging, a clear sign that pa...

Thrift-Shopping in La Paz

28 Aug, 2016 | Valeria Wilde

Photo: Valeria WildeThe Consumption Behaviour of MillennialsUS singer-rapper Macklemore gave us a hint in 2012 – the youth of his generation have an incredible affinity for the consumption of used clo...

Searching for La Paz’s Creative Pulse

20 Jul, 2016 | Luke Henriques-Gomes

Photo: Isabel CockerThree Artists Reflect on Working in the City‘I’ve tried to break the paradigm that art is only for people who understand it, or for people who have the money to buy paintings or go...

A citizen’s education

29 Mar, 2016 | Flossie Wildblood

Photo: Flossie WildbloodPutting theatre on the map of Bolivian cultureDiego Aramburo, director and founder of Kiknteatr, is dressed head to toe in black, with a solitary but striking white streak in h...

Shamanic Visions

28 Mar, 2016 | Clara Buxton

Gastón Ugalde: An Artistic Ode to the AndesOnly through art and architecture can we transform societies and build a better life.—Gastón UgaldeThe face is distorted but strangely familiar. The vivid st...

Filming Bolivia

28 Mar, 2016 | Oliwia Rogala

Image: Screenshot from "Volivia" by Sergio PinedoForeign and local films about a surreal country “Bolivia, a country in itself very surreal, has no formal surrealist film movement to speak of.”Four fr...