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But Does It Float: pictures of art with a quote

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By Celeste Chen in Cool Websites on Tuesday 7 February 2012

If butdoesitfloat is a conversation, it is the best kind of online conversation there is. The premise is simple: every couple of days, Dutchman Folkert Gorter of Cargo Collective, LA-based Atley Kasky of Non Projects, or Will Schofield of the illustrative blog 50 Watts posts a series of pictures of art with a quote. The […]

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South African Hip Hop group Die Antwoord

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By Celeste Chen in New Music on Tuesday 7 February 2012

Hailing from Cape Town, Die Antwoord (Afrikaans for ‘The Answer’) is the rap/rave brainchild of Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi Tek. Ninja raps, DJ Hi-Tek samples everything from mile.dk’s “Butterfly” to Gillette’s “Short Dick Man,” and Yo-Landi’s childlike bordering-on-chipmunk voice ties it all together.

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Brilliant portrait art by Simon Birch

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By Celeste Chen in New Art on Tuesday 7 February 2012

Though now based in the United States, Simon Birch remains a darling of the contemporary art world in Hong Kong. The majority of his work features immense paintings with figures that seem to be falling or jumping in various degrees of abstraction. Though these pieces deal with themes of transition, Birch has also explored the concept of myth as he expands into installation, reflected in 2010 in HOPE AND GLORY: A CONCEPTUAL CIRCUS, Hong Kong’s largest installation to date.

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John Dies at the End: premiered at the Sundance Festival

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By Celeste Chen in New Film on Tuesday 7 February 2012

John Dies at the End, affectionately known by its creator and fans as JDATE, may have started as a free series of chapters about two college drop-outs experimenting with drugs, but it eventually became such a cult hit that it culminated in a film adaptation that premiered in this year’s Sundance Festival. The appeal? A […]

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Revolution Art: a free art magazine

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By Celeste Chen in Cool Websites on Tuesday 7 February 2012

Revolutionart is a free art magazine that more art-makers should take notice of. With monthly themes ranging from 2012 to Stop War, the magazine showcases an eclectic sample of graphic art, modeling work and traditional pieces headlined by interviews with artists in a diverse array of specialties — all in pdf format. This is the […]

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