cuttingthelino:

 News: Possible solo show in October, now I need to pick up the pace. I would be needing over 20 pieces to fill up the space. With that I started a facebook page to further promote myself. www.facebook.com/CFrancoArtFeel free to follow me there, I will be updating much more frequently there. Feeling stressed and excited. Its going to be a big year.

cuttingthelino:

 News: Possible solo show in October, now I need to pick up the pace. I would be needing over 20 pieces to fill up the space. With that I started a facebook page to further promote myself.

www.facebook.com/CFrancoArt

Feel free to follow me there, I will be updating much more frequently there.

Feeling stressed and excited. Its going to be a big year.

mpdrolet:

Glorious Silence, 2013
Mehdi Farhadian

mpdrolet:

Glorious Silence, 2013

Mehdi Farhadian

dynamicafrica:

Today’s style inspiration: Louis Philippe de Gagoue.

Hailing from both Cameroon and Cote D’Ivoire, the self-described eclectic fashion stylist, blogger and personal shopper is currently based in Morocco after half a decade living in neighbouring Tunisia.

With a style all his own, there’s a sense of vintage cool, classic sartorialism and modern vibrancy in almost everything he wears. From Congolese sapeurs to traditional North African garments, there’s always a strong African influence in de Gagoue’s visual aesthetic.

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All Africa, All the time.

blue-voids:

Iceland, Tom Kondrat

dynamicafrica:

Africa’s mineral wealth and abundant natural resources are no secret. What we also know of much of these commodities is that, in many African countries, the profits yielded from the industries established with the purpose of securing the wealth and inheritance of the citizens of these nations, more often than not, end up in the hands of greedy politicians, easily bribed leaders, and in the pockets of the mostly foreign multinational CEOs and the companies they work for.

For decades, this has been the narrative of a dire situation that only seems to be worsening, and having equally devastating effects in both the lives of those who live in these areas, and the environment surrounding them.

Nigerian photographer, George Osodi, who comes from Nigeria’s oil rich southeastern Niger Delta region, has seen firsthand just how disastrous and traumatic the exploitation of these communities and the natural resources in these regions they occupy can be. These images show two specific areas where these distressing conditions have become the norm - in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, and in an illegal gold mine in Ghana.

©George Osodi

archiemcphee:

For an ongoing guerrilla art project called Goldenroach Hungarian designer and visual artist Miklós Kiss, aka kissmiklos, has been smuggling 14-carat gold-plated bronze cockroaches into museums across Europe, making them part of the. Since 2011 Kiss has secretly placed his roaches inside the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the British Museum, MUMOK, Hamburger Bahnhof, Centre Pompidou and the Louvre. In addition to sneaking his golden roaches into the galleries themselves, he also places the matching Goldenroach souvenir postcards into the museum gift shops.

On March 25, 2014 Kiss traveled to the US and successfully placed his roaches inside the Museum of Modern Art in New York. That same month the Goldenroach project went from guerrilla art to featured exhibition, entitled Goldenroach Unlimited, at the M0 project space of the Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle in Budapest. There Kiss exhibited a massive assembly of 12,000 plastic Goldenroaches along with one 14-carat gold roach hidden among the the plastic horde. Visitor were even invited to take one plastic Goldenroach home with them.

[via Lost At E Minor]

fidenciomartinez:

elmuseo:

artintersections:

Fidencio Martinez is a mixed-media artist based in Memphis, Tennessee, who uses paint and cut paper to “examine the brown body, the battleground onto which events, perceptions and laws are formed.” He is the recipient of the 2013 Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Fellowship Award.

#BADASSARTIST

For more of his work, go to http://www.fidenciomartinez.com/

" #badassartist " I love it.

mymodernmet:

Tom’s Treehouse is an impressive three-story treehouse that was completed in 2011 and built for free by the talented and generous friends of couple Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez. They used their combined skills of carpentry, roofing, and design to create a beautiful and touching tribute to Surratt’s’ father, who passed away shortly after the couple bought the property.

artistandframer:

A creative man with a vision for building from trash…

They are the creations of Dan Phillips, 64, who has had an astonishingly varied life, working as an intelligence officer in the Army, a college dance instructor, an antiques dealer and a syndicated cryptogram puzzle maker. About 12 years ago, Mr. Phillips began his latest career: building low-income housing out of trash.

To him, almost anything discarded and durable is potential building material. Standing in one of his houses and pointing to a colorful, zigzag-patterned ceiling he made out of thousands of picture frame corners, Mr. Phillips said, “A frame shop was getting rid of old samples, and I was there waiting.”

- The New York Times

yourfavarab:

‘Tree of Guardians' installation, by Manal Al Dowayan, at the Jeddah Arts inaugural programme by the Saudi Art Council. This work focuses on the exclusion of women from Saudi Arabian family trees. It consists of numerous brass leaves engraved with the names of women - matriarchs - which branch out in an umbrella of recognition and ancestral pride, celebrating women as individuals and as significant contributors to culture and history. 

yourfavarab:

Tree of Guardians' installation, by Manal Al Dowayan, at the Jeddah Arts inaugural programme by the Saudi Art Council. This work focuses on the exclusion of women from Saudi Arabian family trees. It consists of numerous brass leaves engraved with the names of women - matriarchs - which branch out in an umbrella of recognition and ancestral pride, celebrating women as individuals and as significant contributors to culture and history.