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justice can’t breathe

12/04/14 1 Comment

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timely cartoon by bill bramhall responding to the recent eric garner decision (via the ny daily news). if you agree with the message, what would you like to see done to resuscitate the legal system?

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mammy-as-sphinx

05/09/14

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“At the behest of Creative Time Kara E. Walker has confected: 
A Subtlety
or the Marvelous Sugar Baby
an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined
our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World
on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant”

read the story behind this impressive sugar sculpture via the newyorker.

update: video clip on the sculpture

an invisible man

05/16/13 1 Comment

"Teatro alla Scala"

“Teatro alla Scala”

I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me…When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.

liu bolin‘s art reminded me of the above quote from ralph ellison’s invisible man (1 of my favorite books ever).  bolin hides in plain sight using meticulous planning & full body paint (no photoshop).  he does this in part as a commentary on a conflict between civilization and development (like when companies/gov’ts flourish at the expense of or with indifference toward the lives that helped shape it or will be affected by it).

check out some of his art below (click for closer looks + captions) with even more herewhat do you think about the project, both artistically and as a form of social critique?

via ted.

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