Behind the shield of sanctioned satire, giddy absurdity, and self-deprecation, as Neil Gaiman wrote in Dream Country, "It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak." That is Rory Devine's kind of fool.
When Oral Göktaş and Sevince Bayrak of, emerging Istanbul based, SO? Architecture and ideas entered a design competition hosted by the Royal Academy of Arts and Turkishceramics, they had no idea how inventive they would have to be when approaching the task.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle has been an influence on me for decades. I first heard "Lady Maybe" emanating out of a painting studio in the mid 1990's. I've been following his ideas ever since.
Tonight on April 4, 2015 I walked the streets of downtown Los Angeles. I was walking down Spring Street on the night of the full moon and a lunar eclipse. I'm not surprised that it was a night of discovery, of the unexpected, of something new.
Kelly-Ramirez's creative background includes the parade world. She loves a good masquerade, and that certain intimate, artfully scientific way a makeup artist has of studying faces. She is rarely far from a makeup kit.
By turns deftly framing the problem through satire and alleviating the pressure through humor and craftsmanship, Jackson's work speaks to our yearning for salvation partly through irony and partly through love.
French artist Xavier Veilhan sometimes draws comparisons to Jeff Koons for his brightly colored, radically simplified sculptures. Both deal with monumentality and both locate their imagery within a type of popular, or collective imagination.
The Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania appointed Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies on February 17th 2012. This short video captures the day's activities.