As I was reading the press release, I got excited about WOW NOW. The venue looks awesome – shoreditch underground, the line up international and eclectic and the theme very interesting: ‘An International exhibition articulating the friction between Outside, Street & Fine Art via subversive portraiture’
ALEX DAW (UK) | ZTY 82 (Germany) | BEN WELLER (UK) | STEPHEN TOMPKINS (USA) | PERFEKT WORLD (Austria) | SID ONE (UK) | PAUL BUSK (Austria) | GETS (Germany) | NOMAD (Germany) | TED RIEDERER (USA) | JAMES JESSOP (UK)
The umbrella, as a symbol of the protests that are going on in Hong Kong, resulted from police pepper spray, used against activists, who used it as a shield. In no time, this was picked up by creatives, artists or just supporters who via that object, represent their support to the cause through art and imagery.
The Umbrella Revolution was born
#OccupyCentral and its demonstrations began peacefully last week but turned more intensive at the time where we are writing this article. The uprise is about activist who are calling for democracy in Hong Kong and free elections in 2017 (See more photographs about the events on the Mashable website).
We have collected a fe examples of the art and imagery incorporating the umbrella and other symbols of resistance on social media.
Another symbol widely used is the the yellow ribbon, which protestors are using as a symbol of democracy and suffrage and we found this awesome piece below
More imagery/art from protesters and artists below
Samsung and the Galaxy Note II introduce Liquid Pixels. A short film documenting a piece of interactive water art, controlled solely using the Galaxy Note II and its S Pen technology. The concept was created by Daniel Kupfer, and took 10 days to create and used over 3,000 connections, which were all fitted individually.
We have also included an interview with interactive designer Daniel Kupfer talking about his professional an personal projects.
We were very impressed about 2 years ago when we stumbled upon the stop motion video from Tobias Stretch called Lucia a mesmerizing work, creepy at times but beautifully crafted throughout. Have a look at the video.
Tobias has produced another wonderfully surreal in his latest video where we follow a girl and her encounters with all around strange big face character. Sit back and watch and let you immerse.
It is now almost 25 years since we first heard about the â€œYoung British Artists”, a phrase popularly abbreviated to YBAs. Of course, the graduates from Londonâ€™s Goldsmiths College who began their commercial careers by exhibiting in dilapidated warehouses and empty factories – most notably Damien Hirst in the 1988 Docklands exhibition Freeze – were not initially known by this term. Continue reading The Rise and Decline of Young British Artists→
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