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Ai Weiwei, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.”

“The fence has always been a tool in the vocabulary of political landscaping and evokes associations with words like ‘border,’ ‘security,’ and ‘neighbor,’ which are connected to the current global political environment,” 

“But what’s important to remember is that while barriers have been used to divide us, as humans we are all the same. Some are more privileged than others, but with that privilege comes a responsibility to do more,”

New York Public Art Fund  40th Anniversary Celebrations.

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors will be on view October 12, 2017 – February 11, 2018 at sites throughout New York City.

nytimes.com
Delta Air Lines and Bank of America Won’t Back Trump-Like ‘Julius Caesar’
The “graphic” depiction of the emperor’s assassination in the Public Theater’s production of the play in Central Park led Delta and Bank of America to withdraw support.
By Liam Stack


Hey, you theater kids; stop scaring everyone!

Or

Imagine that, art commenting on “real” life. When did this start happening? Hmmm…

Title: Jogar Capoëra, ou danse de la guerre.

Description: Lithograph of Afro-Brazilians performing capoeira dance*. From the Schomburg Photographs and Prints Division (Print Collection - South America - Brazil).

Reference: SCPR 07.23.067

Source: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

Note: danse de la guerre literally translates (from French) as “war dance”.




* This is incorrect. Capoeira is not a dance. It is a martial art that was carefully developed and designed specifically to look like a dance because it was illegal for slaves to learn how to fight. 

In true embodiment of the Brazilian spirit, slaves (as I’ve explained before) crafted a fighting style that uses music and in which students do not make contact with each other (except for advanced acrobatic moves that require using another person as a springboard or something of the sort) in order to learn how to fight without getting in trouble.

Art and fashion come together to celebrate visionary artists of our time and what the word “free” means to them. Originally distributed to the public at art installations in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, Marc Jacobs x @visionaireworld have created one deluxe set of 36 posters in one custom hand-numbered bag. Please join us at Bookmarc NY tonight, June 7th, from 6-8PM to view our collaboration in-person and meet Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos. Hope to see you there!