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How Do You Know Banksy Is White? #QuestionsThatNeedAnswers

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HISTORY LESSON: in 1983 a talented young black aspiring street artist named Michael Stewart was arrested and murdered by the NYC police department. he was doodling with a marker on public transit (the MTA subways) towards his home in Brooklyn. He was unaware that MTA transit police were watching. At 2:30 he was arrested and handcuffed. later on, the[...]

Grooves You Can Use: #APOD :: Crevette, Ep. 1

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happy one year and three day anniversary, day I unironically bought artpop on vinyl – you've been some kind of sufficiently something #ANDWILLCONTINUETOBESOINEXPONENTIALLYINCREASINGMEASUREWELLINTOTHEFORSEEABLEFUTURE #artpopmeanskanyecaps #kanyeshrugsandpoplove so... – i riffed on a random burst of audio production creativity i had to kendrick daye for t[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Janelle Monae feat Jidenna "Yoga"

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking.   [Refrain] Let yo booty do that yoga [Verse 1: Janelle] Party at the beach down in Copacabana Sipping Killepitsch, got my black yoga pants on Me and Brittany, we’ve been[...]

A Peek Inside Gabriel Moreno's Creative Process

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Madrid based illustrator and artist Gabriel Moreno is letting us into his creative process. He recently shared these images of the process of creating his latest work entitled "Laura." The work was created with Pencil, Pen, Charcoal and Oil and follows suit with his in-depth style. Take a closer look at Gabriel's process and let us know what you think in [...]

Hank Willis Thomas' Unbranding Technique Puts Mainstream America On Blast

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Hank Willis Thomas’ fifth solo exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery, Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915 – 2015 builds on ideas explored in his celebrated Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America 1968-2008. This go around Hank’s unbranding technique explores notions of virtue, power, beauty, privilege, and desire in mainstream America. T[...]

A Quick Word with Performance Philosopher Jason Silva

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Jason Silva is just as passionate and honest as he comes across in his videos. He wears a warm smile and a lovely vulnerability that seeps through his words. If you haven’t heard of him already, he is the kick ass creator of ‘Shots of Awe’ and the Emmy nominated host of National Geographic’s ‘Brain Games.’ I was invited to the Content All Stars event for[...]

 

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Olka Osadzinsky Lures Audiences With The Forbidden Fruits Of Sex, Money & Youth

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  Sex, Money, and Youth; Wouldn’t it be oh-so-great to have them all? Let’s be honest. We have all found ourselves fiending for one or the other at some point in time; yet, the conjoinment of all three is where our lust truly lies. The craving, so intense and deadly, has left us cursed with its eternal sedation. Be as it may, this mix-in its totality-[...]

A look at Dimitris Polychroniadis' "Home Sweet Home" installation in Greece

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Home is where the art is. Greek artist Dimitris Polychroniadis' latest installation "Home Sweet Home" is an ode to his birthplace of Thessaloniki, Greece. The installation is comprised of two parts: Mixed media diorama sculpture 50cm X 50cm X 65cm (h) and a life-size sign comprized of a steel and timber structure, plywood, acrylic colour and spotlights with [...]

 

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