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Marina Abramovic and Ulay

Marina Abramovic and Ulay
Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened.

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UK's child refugees tell their unique stories It is not news that millions of children worldwide are displaced by war and human rights violations every year; only recently, we heard of the Syrian children being used as human shields in the conflict. With organisations acting as necessary and admirable mouthpieces for them, however, it means that we rarely get to hear from the children themselves. A new series of animated short films, Seeking Refuge, is seeking to change that. The five films, which look at the experiences of five young people who fled their home countries and sought asylum in the UK, are aimed at nine- to 16-year-olds. They will be broadcast online and on BBC2's Learning Zone to coincide with Refugee Week. Young female refugees face specific issues.

Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: How To Make Money Doing What You Love It's painful to sit behind a desk inside a walled office when your soul just longs to do something creative, meaningful, and exciting. It longs to use its unique talents and experiences to do good in the world and get paid well to do it. It dreams of working from a laptop anywhere in the world. The good news is that this is possible. It's not only possible but necessary for your happiness.

Leslie's Artgallery : Digital Art - Women in Art par Philip Scott Johnson Women in Art Philip Scott Johnson (2007) La vidéo "Women in Art", réalisée par Philip Scott Johnson, est une hymne impressionnante consacrée à l'histoire de l'art à travers l'image de la femme. La musique est celle de Yo-Yo Ma jouant la Sarabande de la Suite pour Violoncelle n° 1 de Bach. Cette vidéo, téléchargée sur de nombreux sites vidéo collaboratifs, a créé une vraie euphorie sur le web. Rien que sur le site YouTube, elle a été visionnée par plus de 5,3 millions visiteurs et elle a suscité plus de 10.000 commentaires endéans 2 mois.

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