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Motoi Yamamoto

Japanese artist Yamamoto Motoi’s younger sister died from complications due to brain cancer. Yamamoto hence began to memorialize her in his labyrinthine installations of poured salt that take hundreds of hours to complete. His works are almost entirely improvised with mistakes and imperfections often left intact. After each piece has been on view for several weeks, the public is invited to communally destroy each work and help package the salt into bags and jars, after which it is thrown back into the ocean.

(Motoi Yamamoto)

via [Colossal]

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Rineke Dijkstra – I See A Woman Crying

On Picasso’s Weeping Woman.

Image via [Tate Online]

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Takis – Musicale

Saw and loved this piece by Takis at Centre Pompidou. Wish the video did it greater justice. Music and magnets make magic!

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Controversial Art – Los Penetrados (the Penetration)

Click on the pictures to see them full-sized.

Los Penetrados comprises of a series of black-and-white photographs and a video, all which portray multiple couples (black and white, homosexual and heterosexual) partaking in anal penetration. Despite it’s vivid sexual content, the rigid formality depicted in the photographs contrast with the bodily curves of the copulating pairs, negating any eroticism that may have otherwise arisen.

Sierra explains his work as a reaction to immigration and racial issues: “The traditional paranoia of white people towards black people or of Europeans towards Africans is linked to a strong phobia. We thinks that sooner or later we will have to pay for our past and present greedy misdeeds. But this white paranoia is also related to the size of the dick or to the fear of a sexuality that demeans us… Behaviours of racial identity are very animal because we are animals.”

(Santiago Sierra)

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Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian cartoonist.¬†Notoriously renown for his animated series, “La Linea“, with its characters sexlinea and eroslinea. The names are also probably a decent hint as to what the video is about.

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