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The Culture Of Luxury: What Makes Us All Feel Good and Why. Liberace.

The Culture Of Luxury: What Makes Us All Feel Good and Why

Photo by © Bettmann/CORBIS It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that luxury is a concept that means drastically different things to different people. A Painter for Our Absurd Age of Pop Culture. As fame grows, it flattens.

A Painter for Our Absurd Age of Pop Culture

Our celebrities might be more vocal, more progressive, and more constantly accessible than they ever might have been in past eras. But the stars are as iconic as ever: Caitlyn Jenner brought international visibility to trans rights in a single cover shoot. Beyoncé is so famous she doesn’t even communicate in words to her public, which results in surreal stunts like gifting her fans a word-association cloud. Brazilian Graffiti Artist Alexandre Keto Connects Culture From São Paulo to Baltimore. When he arrived in the United States for the first time, Alexandre Keto's first destination wasn't a tourist attraction, but Baltimore, Maryland.

Brazilian Graffiti Artist Alexandre Keto Connects Culture From São Paulo to Baltimore

Armed with a backpack full of spray paint, the 27-year-old Brazilian graffiti artist wanted to see the neighborhood where Freddie Gray died while in police custody and where several hundred residents took to the streets in protest. Singapore Repositions Image As a Cultural Hub With Local Artists. Singapore is celebrating 50 years of nationhood with a two-week SG50 event in New York this month highlighting Singaporean culture, following similar events in Beijing and London earlier this year.

Singapore Repositions Image As a Cultural Hub With Local Artists

The agenda ranges from an interdisciplinary symposium on Singapore arts and society this past weekend to the innovative Singapore: Inside Out arts installation at Madison Square Park running September 23-27. After achieving independence from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore rose from a colonial backwater with almost no natural water sources to a city-state of 5.4 million people with one of the world’s highest per-capita incomes. Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who governed Singapore through its secession to a global financial hub by his retirement in 1990, passed away in March. He is revered among many Western and Eastern government officials for his accomplishments in nation building, irrespective of his authoritarian methods.

The Complex Art of Reclaiming African Culture  Are African-Americans appropriating the fashion and other aspects of African lifestyles, or are they rightfully reclaiming their culture?

The Complex Art of Reclaiming African Culture 

Recently, an article claimed that African-Americans are committing cultural appropriation when it comes to African culture, sparking several counterarguments and discussions about both African-American and African identity. Simply put, you can't appropriate a culture that is, in fact, your own. Black or African-American culture, heritage and history are directly tied to Africa. Bringing art and culture to marginalized children – Picture Wala Foundation. 5 Artists Who Illustrate Today’s Native American Culture.

When you first encounter one perched on a windowsill, wedged between the railings of a pedestrian barrier, or atop the walk button on a streetlight, you might think the fact-filled origami boat is a crafty scavenger-hunt clue.

5 Artists Who Illustrate Today’s Native American Culture

But these paper creations posted around U.K. cities and towns are spreading a larger message, about Europe’s refugee crisis. Conceived as a counter to the degrading language some U.K. government officials have used to describe refugees, artist Bern O’Donoghue created the art project Refugees Crossing as a way to inform people about the challenges facing refugees and migrants. State looks to art, culture for growth. Joanie Connors, right, and Ken Keppeler do-si-do as part of a line dance during the seventh annual Pickamania!

State looks to art, culture for growth

Kickoff dance in front of the Silver City Food Co-op Market Café on Friday evening. Silver City’s art and culture draw thousands of people each year from all over the country, and sometimes even around the globe. Events alone, like this weekend’s Pickamania! And the annual Silver City Blues and Bikes Festival, bring an estimated 4,000 visitors to the central hub of the county. Thai bird singing contest draws thousands. World Bulletin / News Desk The annual bird singing competetion in Pattani,Thailand draws thousands of spectators from south east Asia.

Thai bird singing contest draws thousands

The birds are kept in ornate bamboo cages which are covered with elaborate and colourful cloths but when the competition begins the cages are hoisted onto hooks suspended three metres high above the ground on a metal grid. The photos were taken in the Rueso district in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat this weekend. Hundreds of bird owners from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore took part in the traditional contest held every year, reports the Daily Mail. These incredible images show the splendour of the bird singing contests held in Thailand. Legal Notice: Copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in this website can not be reproduced without the prior permission. Surprise: A Renaissance of Art and Culture in the Robotic Age 

This is Art in Education Week and a good time to talk about some good news!

Surprise: A Renaissance of Art and Culture in the Robotic Age 

While the last few weeks have been filled with stories about the jobs robots will take, these may be the best years for art and art appreciation, and a time to begin talking Arts for Allan little known non-profit in Omaha, Nebraska that sees the beauty of arts for everyone of all ages. In fairness, many organizations have adopted similar goals all over America. When Contemporary Art Meets Ballroom Culture. Last night in Bushwick, the artist Rashaad Newsome staged the third annual edition of his King of Arms Ball — a proper “Paris Is Burning”-style vogueing ball, complete with acrobatic and athletic runway walks, plenty of accessories and exactly one peacock perched atop a contestant’s head.

When Contemporary Art Meets Ballroom Culture

But the festivities featured an artsy twist: categories were inspired by the artists Nick Cave and El Anatsui, whose work the contestants reimagined in fantastically over-the-top ways.