This installation by Jacob Hashimoto, Silence Still Governs our Consciousness, creates a floating realm which seeks to synthesis the present with the future, and nature with technology. Hashimoto conceived this “cloud of 7,000 kites” specifically for MACRO’s new exhibition gallery, with the intention of creating a “quiet, meditative, sculptural environment.”
BETH HOECKEL is a multidisciplinary artist from Baltimore, USA. These images are from her series, Gazing –
Japanese art has had a profound effect on European artists, stemming from Degas and Van Gogh, right through to Toulouse-Lautrec and Monet. As such, every art lover should be armed with a brief span of its rich history.
UKIYO-E and UKIYO
The Japanese term, Ukiyo-e, commonly translated as “pictures of the floating world,” refers to a style of genre painting and woodblock printing that arose in Japan during the 17th century and fell into decline in the 19th century. Similarly, Ukiyo, or “floating world” refers to the pleasure seeking and decadent features of the urban lifestyle, ubiquitous in Japanese society throughout the Edo period from approximately 1600 to 1867. Within its interrelated engagements in poetry, literature, theatre, story telling (rakugo), visual arts and the highly refined engagements of the licensed brothel quarters, the “floating world” sub-culture cultivated its own carefully refined behaviours, manners and sensibilities implicit in the…
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Song of the week and its remix counterpart –
Click the link for reviews of my most memorable films from last year’s International Documentary and International Film Festival – inDesign 2013 The Year In Film