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Mad Quickies: Japanese Feminist Art, Sentient Architecture, Refugee Life Jackets and More!

Guyz- we made it! Let’s grab a tasty adult beverage and hang ten!

A group exhibition in Tokyo is A Survey of Feminist Art in Japan and it’s sure to create waves.

YU Shuk Pui Bobby is one of the artists in the Feminist Fan in Japan and Friends exhibition. I looked for her work and not only found her site, but her CV by Vagina. Performance art video included

Remember last year when the net lost its collective sh*t over the Google neural network dream-bot craze? Well guess what? Art exhibits are happening! You can read the article or just skip to the long scroll of trippy art.

Friend o’ the Lab, Michele Banks writes about Philip Beesley’s Sentient Chamber at The Finch & Pea.

David Walsh puts scientists in the curator’s seat for new exhibition at his Museum of Old and New Art. Via Amy

At Information is Beautiful: THE HOLLYWOOD IN$IDER, visualization explorer for every major film 2008-2015.

Artist Ai Weiwei turned refugee life jackets into art and it’s both beautiful and deeply disturbing.

Pretty noteworthy. ACBA is The College of Lost Arts and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design had better pony up with an accreditation soon.

David Bowie’s final album has become an Instagram mini-series.


From filmmaker Tony Zhou –
How the Coen Brothers Use a Wide Lens to Create Humor and Empathy for Their Characters

Read about it at Laughing Squid.

from the page
How do you film a conversation? Most likely, you’re going to block the actors, set up the camera, and do shot/reverse shot. But where do you put the camera? What lens do you use? And how do you cut back and forth? Today, I consider the Coen brothers — Joel & Ethan — and see how these choices lend a particular feel to their version of shot/reverse shot.


Featured image is an excerpt of a piece by YU Shuk Pui Bobby.



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