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Arts: Points of Contention by Jonathan Latiano

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Articles:

http://www.contemporist.com/2012/12/30/points-of-contention-by-jonathan-latiano/

http://www.fubiz.net/2014/04/28/points-of-contention/

Artist’s website:

http://www.jonathanlatiano.com/points-of-contention.html

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On April 8, 2014, they started demolishing this building in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

What was it? A temporary street art exhibition which involved:

  • 100 street artists,
  • over 400 artworks,
  • 6 months of creative process,
  • and an exhibition that lasted 1 month.

Here is a series of interviews subtitled in English, with Medhi Ben Cheikh, the curator of the project and some of the artists.

Follow the project here: http://www.tourparis13.fr/

Quotes

I saw the quote many times and finally found the original one.

“(If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is) go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”

- Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country.

“Go into the arts…

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Ted Meyer’s “Scarred for Life” series takes mono-prints directly off the skin of models who were scarred by an illness or injury.

For this series, Meyer takes each of the mono-prints directly off the skin of models who were scarred by spinal surgery, mastectomies, bullet wounds, amputations. He allows them to choose their own colors; most select cheerful reds, purples, yellows or pinks. He then adds details with gouache and color pencil, creating delicate abstract compositions in which the incision mark becomes a bold stroke emanating richly colored energy. Next, he photographs the models with the same paint color on their scars and includes their own account of how the scar came about and its affect on their lives. The combination of print, photograph and words sensitively yet powerfully depicts brave personal victories, from the graceful dancer who continues to dance from her wheelchair to the devoted mother who survives a mastectomy to raise her twin sons and the arm-amputee who can find humor in the loss of her limb.

Read more about Ted Mayer’s Scar Prints here: http://bit.ly/18UMgru

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Links, Photography

Cecelia Webber Art

Cecelia Webber: Images of birds and insects made of nude models.

“Cecelia Webber takes photos of nude models and spends up to a year editing them together on her computer to create extraordinary collages. After photographing a series of models in various poses, she digitally cuts, rotates and colours their bodies and limbs to create a finished image.” via the Daily Mail.

Visit Cecelia Webber’s website: http://ceceliawebber.com

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