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Thursday, 13 July 2017
Argentinian Artist Uses 100,000 Banned Books to Construct Replica of Full-Size Parthenon at Historic Nazi Book Burning Site
Argentinian artist Marta Minujín, has created an amazing monumental replica of the Greek Parthenon from 100,000 of banned books. The artist believes, it symbolizes the resistance to political repression. However, the Parthenon of Books in Kassel, Germany is part of the Documenta 14 art festival. The public was then asked to donate these texts, which were wrapped in protective plastic and hung from the structure being asked to continue bringing volumes with them when visiting the exhibition. The 74 years old artists with the help of students from Kassel University, Minujín identified over 170 titles that were or are banned in different countries around the world, and build the full-size replica of the iconic temple from those books, plastic sheeting, and steel.
But perhaps Germany’s most controversial book – Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” – will not figure on the Parthenon. Whatsoever for a good reason: the Nazis were infamous censors of books. To build on this concept, The Parthenon of Books sits on a site where more than 2,000 books were burned by the Nazis in 1933 as part of the so-called Action against the Un-German Spirit. It's a stark reminder that the written word has consistently been used in actions of censorship throughout history. Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people,” Heinrich Heine said in the 19th century. It's likely for visitors to become part of the artwork by checking the list of banned books and bringing along a text for inclusion in the work, which will be on display until September. She dilapidate the fortune these myths represent. By literally tilting these symbols, Minujín not only gives new meaning to these monuments, she offers them a new sensuality.”
Monday, 19 June 2017
The talented Japanese artist Naoki Onogawa is taking origami art to the next level, and she’s doing it in the most Japanese way ever. Mainly inspired by the legend of the 1000 cranes and the story of Sadako Sasaki, she folds hundreds of miniature origami cranes which later become attractively delicate Bonsai trees of various colors and styles. Since ancient times, Japanese people have been mindful of natural phenomenon, and while confronting our uncertainties of the natural world, we worship and co-exist in harmony with nature. As one symbol of nature, trees possess a life force which lies in all natural things,” Naoki writes on her blog. I’ve tried to endow my artworks with this energy. Through looking at my works, I hope you can feel this life force too.
Friday, 19 May 2017
Some people are extremely talented in their work. By looking these coffee images no one imagine, how much time and expertise required for this creative work. The Korean artists create astonishing and delicate new flavor of coffee to developed Cremart. The amazing and rare talent has done on coffee what most peoples can’t do on paper. If you want to learn then a video is available on his Instagram account.