Madonna's in the studio with Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum.
The Queen of Pop shared an image on Instagram late in the evening on Wednesday (April 9) with the caption "Working the midnight shift with Natalia Kills. 2 girls on a couch… don't it taste like Holy Water? #artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove"
In the photo, Madonna is sitting with pop singer/songwriter Kills, in front of two microphones. In the foreground is Martin Kierszenbaum, the founder and chairman of Cherrytree Records (Kills' label) and senior executive of A&R for Interscope Records.
Kierszenbaum also worked with Lady Gaga.
Make sure to join Madonna on BuzzFeed on April 14th (exact time to be announced later on) for a live Art For Freedom curation!
After starting www.ArtForFreedom.com in September 2013, Madonna is now asking for you to share your artistic expression of Freedom with her and the BuzzFeed community.
For more info and to submit your entry, please visit the devoted BuzzFeed page before April 14.
Also, Madonna created a list of some of the freedom fighters who have guided her along the way with their actions and art, so go ahead and check it out now!
Madonna announced today that Miley Cyrus will be the guest curator for Art for Freedom for the month of April. Miley will collaborate with Madonna to select daily submissions which will be showcased on artforfreedom.com.
"There has never been a more crucial time to participate and help create change in the world. I've been so inspired by people's submissions since we began and I welcome Miley's input along with her fans to express themselves artistically and to share their creative ideas on the subject of human rights and freedom of speech. Miley and I look forward to hearing your voices in the format of your choice throughout the month of April and onward," commented Madonna.
"Art can speak volumes - I'm glad to join Madonna in encouraging people to have their voices heard at artforfreedom.com. It's an ideal home to see how each of us can participate in changing the world for the better," stated Cyrus.
Cyrus and Madonna will select the winning artist's submission at the end of April and will award a $10,000 grant to a nonprofit organization of the winning artist's choice. All projects must be focused on the values of Art For Freedom.
Madonna is getting back into the director’s chair.
The performer, who last directed 2011’s stylish period romance W.E., is attached to direct Ade: A Love Story, an adaptation of the debut novel by Rebecca Walker.
Walker, the daughter of The Color Purple author Alice Walker and civil rights lawyer Mel Leventhal, wrote about growing up interracial and with mixed religions in her memoir Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self.
In her debut novel, published October 2013, Walker creates a narrator similar to herself (the mother is Christian while the father is Jewish). The story centers on a 19-year-old American student traveling with a feminist companion in Africa who falls in love with a young Muslim man on an island off the coast of Kenya. Their hastily made plans to marry, however, get blown away by cultural and political forces.
Although very much a love story, many of the themes and subjects in Ade are those Madonna has touched upon in envelope-pushing ways at the height of her music career. Sex, religion, race, lesbianism all figure into the story one way or another. Already a fan of the book, Madonna also provided a blurb that appeared in promotional materials.
CAA is arranging financing. Madonna and the producers on the hunt for a screenwriter to adapt the book.
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Seems like Madonna is preparing lots of interesting projects for us, according to her latest Instagram photos.
One of those projects seems to be a new editorial for L'Uomo Vogue!
Check out the photos and the comments below!
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