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"Buenos Aires Photo" @ CC Recoleta
WHEN: Oct 26-29 (1-9p.m) // WHERE: Junín 1930 // PRICE: Free
Inaugurating this Friday with invitation-only, the Buenos Aires Photo will be taking place at the Centro Cultural Recoleta until the following Monday.
This renown, massive photography exhibition gets better each year. With more than 50 participating galleries and independent artists, not to mention special guests such as Joan Fontcuberta, and the famous Petrobras Prize given to the best photograph of the year, you can’t miss it!
The photograph displayed above, entitled “El tiro del final” was taken by Julieta Escardo, one of the 2012 finalists for the Premio Petrobras.
You can check out all of the finalist photographs, as well as a map of the event & additional information @ http://www.buenosairesphoto.com/
Street art with a comic twist
HANKSY, celebrity street artist or “street fartist” as he claims, is the lighter, less satirical and even cheekier side to the infamous Banksy. The parodies he does are amazing, as he pokes fun at art itself, using images of Tom Hanks, plus film and political references.
We still don’t know Banksy’s identity, imagine Hanksy’s case!
“ Any followers in Buenos Aires?
Newest hit: statues en vogue
Photoshop is used to digitally manipulate photographs of these statues to dress them in the latest, modern trends. Again, we are confronted with a contrast between contemporary and classic culture, and these awesome artists demonstrate, once more, the great variety and metamorphosis our society and modern art is going through.
Thought face-painting was just for toddler birthday parties? Think again.
Canadian indie-rock band Young Rival collaborates with Michigan artist James Kuhn for “Two Reasons”, a track from the band’s new album “Stay Young”.
The most bizarre music video I’ve watched in a long time.
1970, Power Ridge Rock Festival. The music festival that never happened.
The Powder Ridge Rock Festival was scheduled to be held July 31, August 1 and August 2, 1970 at Powder Ridge Ski Area in Middlefield, Connecticut. A legal injunction forced the event to be canceled, keeping the musicians away; but a crowd of 30,000 attendees arrived anyway, to find no food, no entertainment, no adequate plumbing, and at least seventy drug dealers.
"Woodstock was a pale pot scene. This is a heavy hallucinogens scene."
Classicism and graffiti? Together? Who would have known?
Conor Harrington, from Cork in Ireland, clashes fine art and street art together as if they were meant to be. His paintings are truly a thing for sore eyes, as he meticulously mashes up elegant dinner parties with abstract, paint-dripping backgrounds and beautiful ladies in the nude. His oil canvases are beautifully detailed and never cease to disappoint, as the viewer goes back and forth between contrasting images of musketeers and spray painted typography.
"I’m interested in the dynamics between opposing elements" says the artist.
We can tell.
Watch a video of the artist speaking about working in Ireland HERE.