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Cate Blanchett in Sydney and Peaches in Geneva: Global Arts Guide


2016.08.29 06:35

 Theater directors from Switzerland, Poland and Syria are showing work in this wide-ranging theater showcase. Works in the lineup include “MDLSX,” a monologue and house music piece featuring live-mixed music; “Maibaum,” an installation piece based on traditional Maypole dances; and “Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare,” a mash-up of Shakespeare’s plays staged with household items, including condiments. “Aerobics! — A Ballet in 3 Acts” will also appear. theaterfestival.ch

London

London’s Burning Various venues, Aug. 30-Sept. 4.

This street festival marks the anniversary of the Great Fire, which destroyed much of London in 1666. The event includes several spectacles staged in public spaces around the city — like “Holoscenes,” in which actors perform in a tank as it slowly fills with water; and “Dominoes,” in which a miles-long line of dominoes will be unleashed in the city center. On Sept. 4, a large replica of the city’s skyline will be set on fire and sent down the Thames for the festival’s finale. visitlondon.com/greatfire350

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Cat Power will appear at La Bâtie, a music festival in Geneva. CreditAlbert Olive/European Pressphoto Agency

Geneva, Switzerland

La Bâtie Various venues, Sept 2-17

Peaches, Cat Power and the neo-punk group Fat White Family are among the groups that will perform at this music festival. Some nonmusical events are scheduled as well — like an outdoor performance by the theater groupRimini Protokoll; and “nicht schlafen,” a dance choreographed by Alain Platel, the founder of Les Ballets C de la Bbatie.ch

Kampala, Uganda

Kampala Biennale Various venues, Sept. 3-Oct 2.

A big roster of artists from Uganda and beyond will show works at this art show. This year’s theme is “seven hills,” a reference to the hills the city was originally built on, and artists have been invited to work the city landscape into their pieces. Those on view include the sculpture and installation artist Immaculate Mali, the minimalist Berlin artist Wolf von Kries and Bogosi Sekhukhuni, who makes light art. kampalabiennale.org

Mexico City

Diego Rivera: Re-visiones de Norteamérica Museo Mural Diego Rivera, through Oct. 30.

This exhibition coincides with the 130th anniversary of the painter Diego Rivera’s birth. It examines his output during the years that he lived in the United States. In addition to showing drawings, photographs and prints, the exhibition examines work by artists who drew inspiration from him, like Louise Nevelson, Pablo O’Higgins and William Spratling.museomuraldiegorivera.bellasartes.gob.mx

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Joanna Newsom will play at the End of the Road Festival in England.CreditBalazs Mohai/European Pressphoto Agency

Wiltshire, England

End of the Road Festival Larmer Tree Gardens, Sept 1-4

This late-summer folk and rock festival takes place in an ornate Victorian park around three hours west of London. This year’s festival features some major names, like Animal Collective, Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, a harpist and singer. The lineup includes around 100 acts in all.endoftheroadfestival.com

Venice

Venice International Film Festival Various venues, Aug. 31-Sept. 10

La La Land,” a new Los Angeles-based musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling opens the festival next week. Movies competing for the top prize include the clothing designer Tom Ford’s new movie, “Nocturnal Animals,” and “Les Beaux Jours d’Aranjuez” by the German director Wim Wenders. labiennale.org

Paphos, Cyprus

Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus Pafos Medieval Castle, Sept. 2-4

Once a year, Paphos plays host to a major opera performance in a medieval square at the foot of a castle on the Mediterranean coast. This year’s opera is Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” The Latvian baritone Valdis Jansons plays the title role and Roberto De Candia plays his servant, Leporello. pafc.com.cy

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The Senegalese singer Baaba Maal will appear at Mekudeshet, a festival in Jerusalem.CreditRicardo Maldonado/European Pressphoto Agency

Jerusalem, Israel

Mekudeshet Various venues, Sept. 4-23

The music festival, formerly known as the Jerusalem Season of Culture, features reggae concerts, music at sunrise and a sound installation in a desert valley. The lineup includes a performance by the Jerusalem Andalusian Orchestra, a concert of Ethiopian jazz by the musician Mulatu Astatke and a participative devotional sacred music event. The Senegalese singer Baaba Maal will perform in a concert that includes African and North American musical influences. en.mekudeshet.com

Hiroshima, Japan

1945+-5: War and Reconstruction — How Artists Faced the Turbulent Period Hiroshima MOCA, through Oct. 10

This exhibition focuses on Japanese art during and just after World War II. During the period, many artists were under intense pressure to make art that glorified the country and its military. This exhibition examines the ways in which they fulfilled their mandates and sometimes bucked social pressure. Artists on view include Shusei Kobayakawa, Toshio Nakanishi and Jiro Yoshihara. The exhibition focuses in particular on paintings.hiroshima-moca.jp

Sydney

Manifesto Art Gallery of New South Wales. through Jan. 2017

The actress Cate Blanchett appears as a wide-ranging cast of characters in this video art installation, a newly-commissioned work by the German artistJulian Rosefeldt. In the work, the actress performs artist statements, including personal manifestos by Sol LeWitt and group manifestos by groups like the Dadaists. The piece interprets the works loosely: Ms. Blanchett appears as a factory worker in one clip, and with a small puppet recreation of herself in another. artgallery.nsw.gov.au

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