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Proven Art of Optimism in the Age of Global War: Istanbul Biennial 2007

Proven Art of Optimism in the Age of Global War: Istanbul Biennial 2007

Art biennials are becoming an important fixture in the global art arena and seem to be sprouting up in the most unlikely corners of the world. Before this phenomenon began, there were three key biennials: Venice (founded 1895), Sao Paulo (founded 1951) and Istanbul (in 1973). The Istanbul Biennial, which is equal in stature to the Venice […]

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The Kafka Suite @ the Amazing Chelsea Hotel 2020

The Kafka Suite @ the Amazing Chelsea Hotel 2020

Ok, its around 2 AM, New York time. Our ride from JFK to Manhattan was visually informative enough, but lately, considering the layovers, it seems that just flying across the U.S. takes an entire day. I’m sure this is directly attributed to my finding cheaper flight packages online. In any event, after spending the day […]

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Pacific Northwest Proven Art: Winter’s French Influence 2020

Pacific Northwest Proven Art: Winter’s French Influence 2020

Seattle and Portland tend to have great art, be it performance or visual; there is always something new and cutting edge to check out from Northwest artists. But in this year’s winter months, the highlight of the Pacific Northwest art scene isn’t local artists; this time it’s all about France. The gray months of February […]

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Photography

Guggenheim Photo Exhibition Outrage 2020

Guggenheim Photo Exhibition Outrage 2020

In today’s post-9/11 media environment, it’s difficult to escape images of human suffering as a result of acts of terrorism and their aftermath. Such images are often challenging to view, evoking powerfully emotional responses from many people – especially the survivors, and the families of the victims. Sadly, though, we are all-too familiar with such […]

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Amazing Richard Learoyd at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco 2020

Amazing Richard Learoyd at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco 2020

The Artist: Richard Learoyd The Show: Presences, at the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco May 5 – June 25, 2011 Both visually and psychologically revealing, the photographs of British artist Richard Learoyd probe the limits of image-capture. Learoyd’s subjects pose inside his camera: a specially designed camera obscura-type mechanism consisting of two small rooms. In one, the subject sits illuminated […]

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Scenic Listening 2020

Scenic Listening 2020

After climbing a tree, a mountain or even stairs up a tower, the breathtaking views available to us make the panting and pain all worthwhile. An experience such as this can be elevated further with the addition of music, just as songs heighten emotions in movies. By adding a soundtrack to everyday or even historic […]

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Design

Magazine News WordPress Theme Design 2020

Magazine News WordPress Theme Design 2020

Magazine News is a beautiful three-column, widget ready, adsense ready, news / magazine style premium WordPress theme brought to you by ArtCulture and Zidalgo.com. The theme works straight out of the box and features custom category, search, and author pages and a host of other nice features and design touches which really help give this […]

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Minimalist WordPress Theme Design – Modicus Remix

Minimalist WordPress Theme Design – Modicus Remix

New Premium WordPress Themes now available at Zidalgo.com. This free minimalist WordPress theme is based off of Upstart Blogger’s WordPress theme “Modicus “. Thus aptly titled “Modicus Remix”. The original Modicus theme may be a tad more versatile (such as a three-column option, which remix does NOT have). So if you plan on wanting another column, or a simpler starting point, I would […]

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3XN – Orestad Gymnasium, Denmark Design

3XN – Orestad Gymnasium, Denmark Design

They used to say ‘a light bulb goes on in your mind’ when knowledge happens. The Danish architects at 3XN already realize the sun is the true source of knowledge – providing fuel for each global system. Imagine the power more sunlight can provide young minds hard at work in their schools. Orestad College (high […]

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Culture

Beach Impeach 4

Beach Impeach 4

The fourth execution of San Francisco’s “Beach Impeach” rally is set to happen on Oct. 7th at 11 A.M. at the Berkley Marina. Approximately 1500 people in support of impeaching George Bush and Dick Cheney will be spelling out ‘IMPEACH!’ in 120-foot lettering. The photographers for the rally will be positioned in the helicopters enabling […]

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The Only Manga Museum in the World 2020

The Only Manga Museum in the World 2020

Kyoto, famed for its geisha girls and global warming protocol, is also home to the only museum catering to manga, i.e. Japanese comics of wide-eyed heroes and heroines. The Kyoto International Manga Museum opened in November 2006 in a refurbished primary school and houses approximately 200,000 manga books and assorted historical items. On any given day, the […]

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Radiohead – In Rainbows Released Culture 2020

Radiohead – In Rainbows Released Culture 2020

Happy Radiohead release day everyone. Their seventh studio album entitled “In Rainbows” dropped today and it’s only available to download online. Here’s the hook though.. You set your own price! Will you buy the album? Do you buy the idea? Personally I’ve got to admire this idea. I’ve never been a huge fan of Radiohead myself, but […]

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Guggenheim Photo Exhibition Outrage 2020

Guggenheim Photo Exhibition Outrage 2020

| November 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

In today’s post-9/11 media environment, it’s difficult to escape images of human suffering as a result of acts of terrorism and their aftermath. Such images are often challenging to view, evoking powerfully emotional responses from many people – especially the survivors, and the families of the victims. Sadly, though, we are all-too familiar with such […]

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Proven Art of Optimism in the Age of Global War: Istanbul Biennial 2007

Proven Art of Optimism in the Age of Global War: Istanbul Biennial 2007

| November 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Art biennials are becoming an important fixture in the global art arena and seem to be sprouting up in the most unlikely corners of the world. Before this phenomenon began, there were three key biennials: Venice (founded 1895), Sao Paulo (founded 1951) and Istanbul (in 1973). The Istanbul Biennial, which is equal in stature to the Venice […]

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The Kafka Suite @ the Amazing Chelsea Hotel 2020

The Kafka Suite @ the Amazing Chelsea Hotel 2020

| November 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ok, its around 2 AM, New York time. Our ride from JFK to Manhattan was visually informative enough, but lately, considering the layovers, it seems that just flying across the U.S. takes an entire day. I’m sure this is directly attributed to my finding cheaper flight packages online. In any event, after spending the day […]

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