Weird Girls in Art: paintings by Minchi and Fuco Ueda

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By Chrisi Atha in New Art on Saturday 1 October 2011

There’s something about paintings of hot girls doing strange things. Girls in someone’s stomach, girls in someone’s brain, girls feeding tiger-rugs.

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Daito Manabe

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By Sonya Rosendorff in Video on Monday 20 April 2009

I’m mesmerized by the weird yet strangely wonderful work of Daito Manabe, a Japanese video artist who puts electrodes on his face to make glitchy electronic music.

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Nagi Noda: a tribute

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Friday 19 September 2008

As we posted last week, famed Japanese pop singer and director Nagi Noda recently passed away due to complications during surgery for injuries she sustained in a traffic accident last year. She was only 35. Known for her quirky music videos, bizarre short films (involving weird poodle people and other anthropomorphic creatures), and the amazing […]

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Murakami takes over Brooklyn

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By Yuko Shimizu in New Events on Monday 7 April 2008

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s retrospective opened in New York on Friday and they turned the Brooklyn Museum garden into a series of Canal Street-styled knock off stores to celebrate his most counterfeited Louis Vuitton bag for the opening party. What a cool concept! [photos by Joe Fornabaio for the New York Times]

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You’re out of this world

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Thursday 6 December 2007

I was rulking (half-run; half-walk) through the inner city a little while back, killing time and thoughts with mindless banter (yes, one way conversations have their benefits) when I noticed a grown man crying hysterically on the opposite side of the road to me.

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