08.08.16 by Staff

Mixed-Race Artists Explore Half-Asian Identities in “Dirty Knees”

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Shannon Elliott

 

“Dirty Knees” is a visual arts exhibition exploring mixed-race identities, featuring artists Nomi Chi, Shannon Elliott, Katie So, Mandy Tsung and Lauren YS (all of half-Asian ancestry).

The title of the show is a reference to the old playground rhyme (“Chinese/ Japanese/ Dirty knees/ Look at these!”) and deals with the complexities of internalized racism as well as the difficulty of establishing an identity that isn’t just stratified but fetishized and overlooked by linear definitions of race and heritage.

Bringing together a very personal selection of work, the exhibit aims to create a sense of community and encourage discussion around issues of race and identity. See more images below or on display at Vancouver’s Untitled Art Space in Chinatown (436 Columbia Street), opening August 12th.

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26.07.16 by Staff

Intricately Crocheted Coral Reefs

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Toxic Seas is a passion project started in 2005 by academics and artistic partners Margaret and Christine Wertheim. The series of handmade coral reefs are meant to raise awareness about environmental issues (such as the fragile state of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef) by creating a greater appreciation for the complex design of natural formations (demonstrated through the algorithmic art of crochet). See more images below or on display at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York from September 30th until February 5th.

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22.06.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Etam Cru

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BEZT “Meeting her Parents” – Aalborg, Denmark 2016

Some recent paintings from the gods, Sainer and Bezt, aka Etam Cru. Two of the best. More images below.

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18.02.16 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016 Mural Recap

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Mural by Audrey Kawasaki

All the images in this post were shot by the hardest working guy I know, Brandon Shigeta. From what I understand this image above was Audrey Kawasaki’s first mural ever!* So many amazing walls at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii art festival. Have a look at more below.

*EDIT – it is not her first mural, but it’s her first large-scale outdoor mural.

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23.01.16 by Staff

Contemporary Artists Create Silk Scarves for Massif Central

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Love this eclectic series of limited edition scarves by Brooklyn-based company Massif Central, made in collaboration with contemporary artists David ShrigleyJonas WoodJulia Dault, Peter HalleyChris MartinWilliam J. O’Brien, Tal R, Joshua Abelow, Ellen Berkenblit, Chris Lux, and Keegan McHargue. More images below.

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22.01.16 by Staff

Machines Are Going to Take Over the World, Countdown To Singularity Tells Us How They Do It

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The Singularity refers to the moment Artificial Intelligence will exceed that of Human Intelligence and our capacity to control it. Scientists believe this event will take place around the year 2045. Lucky for us, the artists behind Countdown To Singularity are taking this existential threat seriously. Bas van de Poel, the project’s founder and curator, asked contributors to explore the different ways AI could bring us down. The result is a series of scenarios ranging from the development of amoral mechanized weapons systems to the slightly more mundane idea that we could all eventually be turned into paperclips.

Click below for a selection of the submissions. You can also visit the project website or click here to join the likes of Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak in signing the Future of Life Institute’s open letter calling for AI safety research.

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20.01.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: The Low Bros

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We’ve posted the work of our friends, Berlin-based duo The Low Bros a few times before (click here for previous posts). Check out a selection of their amazing paintings, public murals, and a video clip below! All the work is from the past year, busy guys!

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08.01.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Interesni Kazki

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More incredible murals by Ukrainian masters, Interesni Kazki (a.k.a. AEC and WAONE). Click here to check out previous posts. More images below.

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