Sunday, June 30, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

June 26th International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Photo credit: Justin Norman/Witness Against Torture
Photo credit: Scott Langley

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- Americanah

When the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was growing up in Nigeria she was not used to being identified by the color of her skin. That changed when she arrived in the United States for college. As a black African in America, Adichie was suddenly confronted with what it meant to be a person of color in the United States. Race as an idea became something that she had to navigate and learn.
Listen to fresh air interview here.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

via:lecontainer

kiki smith

peony ink



Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

DIE ANTWOORD cookie thumper

KLARA KRISTALOVA

Trap, 2011 glazed porcelain 26.38 x 19.69 x 17.72 inches

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Unlocking The Truth - Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins

Tin-glazed earthenware plate with a hard white glaze and central inscription in blue: 'You & i are Earth 1661' with a paraph. This is the earliest dated plate of this type. via: museum of london

Monday, June 17, 2013

Department Of Eagles - No One Does It Like You

Anonymity

is derived from the Greek word ἀνωνυμία, anonymia, meaning "without a name" or "namelessness". In colloquial use, anonymity typically refers to the state of an individual's personal identity, or personally identifiable information, being publicly unknown.
There are various situations in which a person might choose to withhold their identity. Acts of charity have been performed anonymously when benefactors do not wish to be acknowledged. A person who feels threatened might attempt to mitigate that threat through anonymity. A witness to a crime might seek to avoid retribution, for example, by anonymously calling a crime tipline. Criminals might proceed anonymously to conceal their participation in a crime. Anonymity may also be created unintentionally, through the loss of identifying information due to the passage of time or a destructive event.
In certain situations, it is illegal to remain anonymous. In the United States, 24 states have “Stop and identify” statutes that requires persons detained to self identify when requested by a law enforcement officer. via wikipedia

Poor Richard...

Poor Richard” suite (1971) via: DRAW PAINT PRINT

Guston

via: Tate
"The hooded figure represents both the artist himself, hooded and disguised, shrinking from the self-revelatory nature of artistic expression, and the evils of contemporary society. Explaining these figures, Guston later said:
‘They are self-portraits. I perceive myself as being behind the hood. In the new series of ‘hoods’ my attempt was really not to illustrate, to do pictures of the Ku Klux Klan, as I had done earlier. The idea of evil fascinated me [...] I almost tried to imagine that I was living with the Klan. What would it be like to be evil? To plan, to plot.’ (Guston quoted in Philip Guston Paintings 1969-1980, exhibition catalogue, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1982, p. 54.)
The public response to these works when first exhibited was largely negative."

fannie brice

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

promoting humility

The hoods date back to 15th or 16th century Europe. Members of lay religious charitable organizations (cofradías) would don the masks and hoods to guarantee anonymity and promote humility in their service. The Spanish brought the tradition to Mexico.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

savages

sabina bryntesson

via: shadow apects
Central Saint Martins MA Show A/W ‘12

Friday, June 7, 2013

Pussy Riot

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pussy Riots Punk Prayer

Just saw this HBO documentary at the Oak Cliff Film Festival... inspiring documentary and event for Dallas.

More info and watch the trailer here.

bonnie marie smith

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

shakers

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013