Wolfgang Tillmans

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Renowned German photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans, is currently exhibiting at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. I went to check it out the other day and was struck by his work. Tillmans’s photos tackle an incredibly diverse spectrum of subjects, from ordinary everyday portraits, to Berlin club scenes, to modern city-scrapes, to political manifestations, right through to astronomy and the night sky. He has managed to transform banal images into thought provoking art pieces that raise questions and challenge conventions. The coolest part was the book Tillman prepared especially for the exhibition, which acts as part of his installation. Everyone is welcome to take a book from the massive pile and keep it for themselves.

In 2000, Tillman was the first non-British artist and the first photographer to receive the prestigious Turner Prize.

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2013, I’m counting on you

December brings with it many moments of reflection as to how to be a better person when the clock strikes 12 on NYs eve. With this NYs coinciding with the end of my university career, I have concocted some resolutions to take through to the adult world. 

1. Learn the piano 
2. Do yoga regularly 
3. Advance my culinary skills 
4. Do something significant for charity
5. Have a healthy body and a healthy mind  
6. Be more thoughtful and composed
7. Constantly endeavour to broaden my mind 
8. Keep my resolutions 
 
2013, I’m counting on you.

Tip Top of Hip Hop

And the winner is…. 

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s 1982 hit, The Message, has been named the greatest hip hop song of all time, according to the Rolling Stone magazine, who issued the first list of this kind this December.

“The first track to tell, with hip hop’s rhythmic and vocal force, the truth about modern inner-city life in America”

             – Rolling Stone

I think they need an award of some sort for their fabulous visuals too –

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Never mind Juicy, you will always have a special place in my heart.