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1. Artists and Designers React to Brexit With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK's decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging...
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Venice Biennale 2016: "LifeObject"
by Ari Samuel In tune with this year’s “Reporting from the Front” theme commissioned by Venice Biennale Chief Curator Alejandro Aravena, the Israel Pavilion unveiled "LifeObject," an immersive and stimulating exhibition analyzing the synergy...
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Think Pin
William N Copley (aka CPLY) passed away in 1996, but his thoughtful and provocative art remains relevant. Somewhere between Surrealism and American pop art, Copley's work is colorful, bold and full of allegory. This American flag pin (with the word...
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1. Prince Has Died at 57 Following an investigation at his home and recording studio Paisley Park, it's been confirmed that Prince has died at 57. Prince Rogers Nelson, a truly legendary musician, released 39 albums throughout his career, garnering...
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Blackalicious feat. Myron: On Fire Tonight
With their trademark groove-laden brand of hip-hop, Sacramento-based Blackalicious has teamed up with Myron (of soul outfit Myron and E) for "On Fire Tonight." Its smooth beat is accompanied by a video (directed by James Connelly) that includes graphic...
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1. Hello! Selfie Miami Like a real-life Tumblr page, artist, author and feminist Kate Durbin created "Hello!Selfie Miami," a performance piece that occurred last week during Miami Art Week. The response to a man's attack on Durbin's piece about...
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1. Lytro is Revolutionizing the Way We Capture Virtual Reality Lytro first entered the photography market with a camera that differentiated itself by capturing a scene's entire light field, allowing users to adjust focus after the shot. Now, they...
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1. Cornell Renames Institute After Carl Sagan Cornell University’s Institute for Pale Blue Dots is being renamed the Carl Sagan Institute: The Pale Blue Dot and Beyond in honor of the late astrophysicist and former Cornell faculty member. After Sagan...
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Omar Ba's State of Emergency
The vibrant, precise color combinations and elaborate detailing in artist Omar Ba’s paintings, on show now at London’s Hales Gallery, sometimes make them reminiscent of illustrations for a beautiful children’s book. But as you draw closer, the sinister...
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Eric Yahnker's Sticks & Drones at Paradise Row, London
LA-based artist Eric Yahnker (one of CH's favorites) takes his sharp and satirical view of American culture and politics across the pond for his first solo show in the UK called "Sticks & Drones"—on now at London's Paradise Row gallery. Known for...
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Adriana Kertzer: Favelization
Plastic furniture ubiquitous at cheap botecos in Brazil made to look like they were riddled with bullets (and sold at high-design prices), a chair created from wood scraps that was inspired by discarded furniture designers once saw in a favela...
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Interview: Spencer Tunick
Photographer Spencer Tunick fills landscapes and public places with the naked body. Some of his images offer the view of one nude figure, while others reveal epic scenes of mass mobs in historic and iconic locations. From thousands of people lined...
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Art + Design in Miami: Comic Aggression
Artists have plenty of cause for complaint: politics, sexuality, war, the commercialization of the art market. Too witty for sincere criticism, the discontents at Art Basel 2012 and surrounding Miami fairs decided to childishly air their respective...
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Interview: Matt Kenyon
Best described as a bit of a tech nerd with creative interests, Matt Kenyon also has a score to settle with big business and irresponsible government. Reacting to the economic and social impact engendered by their misbehavior, Kenyon joined forces...
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America Messenger
With only 61.8% of eligible voters showing up to polls for the 2008 US presidential election, everyone from Con Edison to the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) are attempting to persuade reluctant citizens to cast their votes next Tuesday...
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Mormon Missionary Positions
While the first amendment clearly states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," many Americans are concerned about the potential change in White House administration this November, and what it would mean for...
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Jell-O Presidents
Just in time for the November elections, Kiwi artist Henry Hargreaves is releasing a series of presidential portraits composed of carefully molded Jell-O. The photographer—previously featured on CH for his book on 3D breasts and his images...
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Master Debaters
Mark McGinnis, who helped adults remember their ABCs with his irreverent 2010 Alphabet Series ("A" is for Atomic, "B" is for Blow, and "C" is for Camel Toe), is debuting a new set of colorful prints called the "Master Debaters" series at SCP's Design...
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