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asylum-art:

CHEN XIAOYUN  Sculpture  Twenty-one Poems of Lenin, 2014 ShanghART Gallery, 香格纳画廊 Shanghai

With sculpture as its main line, the exhibition unfolds from a virtual proposition, Twenty-one Poems of Lenin. Twenty-one Poems originates from a non-ideological tale, in the end of which, a shepherd speaks to a cuboid: “I have made up my mind to be a silent object.”
Works presented here follow Chen Xiaoyun’s poetic narrative style, and extend from the most basic geometrical shapes to a strongly correlated metaphysical site, a mini animistic fairy tale, a portable utopian illusion. Meanwhile, in addition to his usual practice of photography and painting, Chen Xiaoyun adds sculpture to the exhibition, enhancing the depth of the theme and engendering a ritual sense.
Chen Xiaoyun was born in 1971 in Hubei province. Now works and lives in Beijin.

1.Take One Step with Left Leg, Get Closer to the Gift Left by Death
Sculpture
Bronze, marble

2.3.4.The Absurd of Reality Is That You Are Becoming a Part of the World You Disgust, and You Are Unable to Talk About Beauty Without Taboos
Sculpture
Bronze, marble

5..The Thorny Road of Food Digestion
Sculpture
Bronze

6. A Scientist Gently Picks up Elements Representing Five Faiths, and Eulogize the Unsuccessful Experiment
Sculpture
Brass, marble

7.8. Super Form Monument No. One
Sculpture
Bronze, marble

9. The Most Inconsequential Vagueness Under Two Kinds of Pressing Realities
Sculpture
Bronze, steel rail




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red-lipstick:

Julia Randall (USA) - 1: Bubblehead, 2010  2: Decoy 1, 2004  3: Lick Line 20, 2002  4: Lure 1, 2006  5: Lick Line 12, 2002  6: Lick Line 23, 2002  7: Compact, 2003      Drawings: Colored Pencils on Paper

(Source: baileygallery.com, via thepixelatednerd)

xombiedirge:

Criterion Collection - Scanners artwork by Connor Willumsen

Criterion’s newly, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director David Cronenberg, is out on Blu-ray. It’s jam backed with head exploding extras, not to mention eyeball melting exterior and interior artwork. Available HERE.

(via artdicct)

archiemcphee:

Russian carpenter Yuri Hvtisishvili created this awesome life-size wooden replica of the classic classic IL-49 Soviet motorcycle. It looks so perfect that, were it not for the telltale color, it’s hard to believe the bike is completely made of wood, even the tires. The project began ealier this year when business was slow at Yuri’s carpentry shop and he wanted to try something new. Inspired by an internet post about a master carpenter’s full-scale wooden replica of a motorcycle, he decided to create a replica of his favorite Russian motorcycle, the IL-49.

"Yuri started to work on the project on January 18; it was the perfect activity to pass his time during the long winter evenings. He patiently carved out the motorcycle one part at a time, down to the last nut and bolt. He made use of two types of wood – beech and pine – mainly for the way they complement each other. Four months later, on May 18, the hyperrealistic motorcycle was completed."

Head over to Oddity Central for additional photos of Yuri Hvtisishvili’s fantastic wooden motorcycle.

Kim Byungkwan on Behance

(Source: asylum-art, via flymesomewhereoverthemoon)

jedavu:

Fascinating Pictorial Record of North American Indian Tribes in the Early 1900s

In 1906, American photographer Edward S. Curtis was offered $75,000 by financier J. P. Morgan to produce a series on North American Indians (Native Americans) and their culture. The 20-volume work, called The North American Indian, contained over 1,500 photographs, as well as records of tribal lore and history, biographical sketches, and descriptions of traditional foods, housing, clothing, ceremonies, and customs. The photographer’s goal was to document as much American Indian traditional life as possible before it disappeared. Although an extensive oral tradition remains among the tribes, Curtis’s fascinating work remains the only written recorded history of the North American Indian way of life in the early 20th century.

portraitsofboston:

     “Last night… I… my son is in the hospital, dying. I’ve been crying all day. He’s not here, and I can’t even go see him. I can’t help him. I can’t do anything. What am I gonna do? I need to be there. I don’t even know if he’s gonna die. How am I gonna know? I don’t even have a phone. I’ve got two dollars to buy a calling card. The thing is, I need to be next to him. He’s dying. My other sons went there, but I can’t go because I don’t have any money. I wish I could go and do something.”     “What happened?”     “Last night, he got attacked by a gang in my country. El Salvador is very dangerous. They hurt good people. Gang members split his head open, and now he’s in a coma. He’s a big kid, so there must’ve been a lot of them—one guy can’t bring him down. And even then the only way they could get him is if they hit him in the back. They stole his wallet, his glasses.     “I just found out this morning, when I checked my email in the library. Somebody stole my phone at the shelter last night at 10 o’clock. My brother said he called me at 11 o’clock to let me know what happened. I don’t know, man, it’s very sad what’s happening in my life. If he dies, I’m gonna kill myself.”     “Don’t say that. You have other children. They’ll need you.”     “They’ve got their momma—my ex wife. I’m single, and I stay at a shelter. I’m not worth much.”

portraitsofboston:

     “Last night… I… my son is in the hospital, dying. I’ve been crying all day. He’s not here, and I can’t even go see him. I can’t help him. I can’t do anything. What am I gonna do? I need to be there. I don’t even know if he’s gonna die. How am I gonna know? I don’t even have a phone. I’ve got two dollars to buy a calling card. The thing is, I need to be next to him. He’s dying. My other sons went there, but I can’t go because I don’t have any money. I wish I could go and do something.”
     “What happened?”
     “Last night, he got attacked by a gang in my country. El Salvador is very dangerous. They hurt good people. Gang members split his head open, and now he’s in a coma. He’s a big kid, so there must’ve been a lot of them—one guy can’t bring him down. And even then the only way they could get him is if they hit him in the back. They stole his wallet, his glasses.
     “I just found out this morning, when I checked my email in the library. Somebody stole my phone at the shelter last night at 10 o’clock. My brother said he called me at 11 o’clock to let me know what happened. I don’t know, man, it’s very sad what’s happening in my life. If he dies, I’m gonna kill myself.”
     “Don’t say that. You have other children. They’ll need you.”
     “They’ve got their momma—my ex wife. I’m single, and I stay at a shelter. I’m not worth much.”

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fotojournalismus:

Day 9: Four boys killed while playing football on beachIsrael warns 100,000 Gazans to evacuate their homeshospitals and medical facilities being targeted by airstrikesWafa hospital was hit by an Israeli helicopter attack but defies Israel evacuation warning amid fears for frail patientsGaza deaths pass 200 | July 16, 2014

1. A woman cries as Palestinians flee their homes in the Shajaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza City, after Israel had airdropped leaflets warning people to leave the area. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

2. Smoke rises after Israeli missile strikes hit the northern Gaza Strip. (Adel Hana/AP)

3. The father and brother of a Palestinian boy from the Baker family, whom medics said was killed with other three children from the same family by a shell fired by an Israeli naval gunboat, mourn during their funeral. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

4. A Palestinian man looks at a house destroyed by Israeli Defense Forces during an overnight air strike in Gaza City. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

5. A staff member of the Al Wafa hospital in the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in Gaza City looks at the remains of an Israeli Defense Force warning missile. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

6. A Palestinian woman, who fled her home close to the border with Israel, stays at a United Nations-run school in Gaza City. (Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

7. Palestinians run for shelter as they hear bombing in the distance while they flee their homes in the Shajaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza City, after Israel had airdropped leaflets warning people to leave the area. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

8. A Palestinian man cries as he holds the dead body of his young brother shortly after he was killed in the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

9. Palestinians salvage what they can of their belongings from the rubble of their destroyed house following an early morning Israeli missile strike in Gaza City. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

10. Palestinians sleep at the yard of a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya, after evacuating their houses near the border with Israel. (Mohammed Abed/Getty Images)

(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | Naming the dead)

socialismartnature:

The New York Times seems to see no incongruity in equating the “toll that the war is taking on both sides” in Israel and Gaza. It even included these pictures to dramatize what each side is having to endure. One of these is of wealthy Israelis sitting down in a fortified, high-end shopping mall in Tel Aviv as air raid sirens warn of possible Hamas rocket fire. The other is of a Palestinian man squatting in the ruins of his home in Gaza that an Israeli airstrike destroyed along with members of his family.

At least the Times has the grace to include a graphic which informs us that 214 people in Gaza have been killed so far compared to 1 person in Israel.

Yeah, these are not quite equivalent …

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/15/world/middleeast/toll-israel-gaza-conflict.html