Nick Cave: Soundsuits


Nick Cave is an artist, educator and foremost a messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. He says of himself “I have found my middle and now am working toward what I am leaving behind.” Cave is well known for his Soundsuits, sculptural forms based on the scale of his body.

Diaolou: Back to Tradition


Three hours out of the Chinese mega-city of Guangzhou, through the sugarcane and banana plantations and deep into the rice paddies, strange things start to rise from the fields. Called diaolou, or watchtowers, they have an oddly Western look, frosted with arches and spires and little domes that contrast with the straight lines of many traditional Chinese houses. There are more than 1,800 of these

Philippa Beveridge: Fragile Ideas


Philippa Beveridge is a London- and Barcelona-based British artist who currently works from her own studio on architectural commissions, installations and sculpture in glass. She graduated in landscape architecture from the University of Greenwich, London, in 1984 and completed an MFA in Art in Architecture from the University of East London in 2007. She studied sculpture, painting, mosaic and glass at the Massana Art School

Duane Paul: Totems


I explore the themes of identity alienation, self-realization and shared and individual struggle. Much of my art is process driven and through the process of making, physically working and manipulating material. The physical process of making the work is as important as the “finished” piece. The nature of my process and practice is to build layers and layers creating sculptural records documenting exploration of a

Kris Knight: Pretty Boys


Kris Knight is a Canadian painter whose work examines performance in relation to the construction, portrayal and boundaries of sexual and asexual identities. Drawing from personal histories of rural escapism through imagination, Knight paints disenchanted characters that are lost between youth and adulthood; they hide their secrets, but desperately long to let them go. His mythical and ambiguous portraits are a synthesis of fantasy and

Hsiao-Ron Cheng: Kindred To Bloom


Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a 1986-born Taiwanese digital artist/illustrator. She started to work as a freelance illustrator in 2012 and soon get international attention. In the same year, her work has been shortlisted for Young Illustrator Award. Hsiao-Ron’s clients range from fashion brand to design agencies worldwide. Other experiences include a digital painting of 8ft mural for coffee shop interior design. ” Photoshop is my kung-fu.

Takeshi Kitano: Hana-bi

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Hana-bi o “fiori di fuoco” racchiude due opposti in un’alternanza tra violenza e dolcezza, realtà apparentemente antitetiche ma nel senso assoluto della storia rappresentano un incontro vicino e complementare. Il colore rosso, predomina per quasi tutto il film, quel sangue sporco che si dissolve in un dipinto di paesaggi come la storia di Horibe (uno dei personaggi) che dopo un tragico incidente ritroverà il senso