A RARE soldier’s helmet from the time of Julius Caesar has been bought by Canterbury Museums and Galleries and will shortly be on display at Canterbury Roman Museum
The helmet dates to the mid-1st century BC and is probably from Gaul (modern day France) It may have been made and used during…
Rokni Haerizadeh isolates still and moving images from news media and transforms them with expressive painterly gestures into scenes of grotesque fantasy and ribald humor. “Fictionville” (2009–ongoing), Haerizadeh’s recent series of videos and works on paper, borrows its title from the influential 1968 play City of Tales by the Iranian writer Bijan Mofid, which used the structure of folktales to offer strident political and social commentary. Haerizadeh couches his own critique of power in the form of nightmarish fairy tales. To create each of his works, the artist prints thousands of sequential stills from YouTube videos of media broadcasts. He then proceeds to paint on each printout, animating the landscapes and morphing the soldiers and policemen, protesters and bystanders, politicians and celebrities, and even the news broadcasters narrating the events into half-human, half-animal hybrids.
“Here and Elsewhere" is on view through September 28.
Hong Kong’s umbrella revolution may be the politest protest ever
The protesters’ politeness may be one of the reasons that, despite changes to dozens of bus routes, companies being forced to ask employees to work from home, and entire neighborhoods made accessible only by foot, the demonstrators have not sparked much general ire from other Hong Kongers. Instead, the students were joined last night by tens of thousands of supporters. Tonight’s crowds are expected to be even larger.
Tuesday folks, Tuesday. #09302014 #endofseptember #selfie (at Starbucks - Citywalk, Eastwood City)