Category: culture

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Artist Performs 6-Minute Underwater Dance Routine in One Breath

French dancer, deep-sea diver, and filmmaker Julie Gautier carried out a stunningly beautiful six-minute underwater choreography, gliding through the crystal-clear water of the world’s deepest pool Y40 near Venice, Italy, for the video performance project “AMA.”

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Vatican Gems in “Heavenly Bodies” Met Exhibit

The Costume Institute’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibition, running from May 10 through October 8, 2018, at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters in NYC, will highlight the ongoing interplay between fashion and religion.

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The 32-Year-Long Polka-Dotted Protest in Detroit, Michigan

The Heidelberg Project is a world-famous square block of street art in a neighborhood once scarred by drugs and crime on Detroit’s East Side. It was created by urban environmental artist Tyree Guyton, assisted by his wife and grandfather, in 1986, in his effort to draw people’s attention to the state of the city following the 1967 Detroit Riots.

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Benjamin Shine: The Artist Who Transforms Simple Tulle Into Stunning Portraits

British multidisciplinary artist Benjamin Shine creates spectacular realistic “paintings” using single pieces of tulle. Equipped with just a clothing iron he is proving that fashion doesn’t have to be anything other than radiant and enchanting, regardless of being wearable or not.

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Acrylic on Flesh: The Startling Living Paintings of Alexa Meade

“The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” Spanish painter Joan Miró once said. Nearly 35 years after Miró’s death, using the human body as a canvas has been a deep and continuous source of inspiration, solace and learning for Alexa Meade.

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Greek Artist Recreates Renaissance Portraits Out of a Single Thread

Greek new media artist Petros Vrellis is revolutionizing conventional knitting converting El Greco’s famous portraits, consistently admired for their naturalism and psychological insight, to sophisticated knitting patterns using only a ring with pegs and a single string of thread.

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Frida’s Intimate Life Displayed in London’s V&A Museum

Frida Kahlo’s red-leather-booted prosthetic leg, along with some of her portraits, photographs, clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics, will travel for the first time outside her native country, Mexico, for “Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up” exhibition opening on June 16 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

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Ancient Greek Well at the Epicenter of Munich’s Artistic Show

Strolling through the jewellery, narrative, and performance show “Initiation 2018 // Kallichoron,” which will run from March 8th through March 11th, 2018, at Galerie Florian Trampler in Munich, Germany, the audience will be finally provided a glimpse into the victory of civilization over the hubris of inflated egos.