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Where cake meets free expression meets Swedish-African-diaspora-government-fiasco.
fictionthatmatters:

“The artist, Makode Linde, who is black and Swedish, said the piece was meant “to create a Westerner’s perception of Africa in contrast to the real picture of slavery and oppression”. The controversy continues to rage, but the minister, whose resignation is being demanded by the Association for African Swedes, didn’t specify that the first slice should be cut from the genital area and then fed to the artist posing as the head of the cake while he screamed and moaned. The artist did. The museum in which the incident took place has received bomb threats, but it was only fulfilling its function as an institution for the exhibition of art. The fact that the artist was of African descent provided a false sense of security to all those present, the assurance that everything must be okay because an African was behind it. Only now do they know that we too partake in the projection of the stereotypes we complain about.”
(via The western portrayal of Africans in popular culture: are we too sensitive? - Art & Fashion - This Is Africa)

Where cake meets free expression meets Swedish-African-diaspora-government-fiasco.

fictionthatmatters:

The artist, Makode Linde, who is black and Swedish, said the piece was meant “to create a Westerner’s perception of Africa in contrast to the real picture of slavery and oppression”. The controversy continues to rage, but the minister, whose resignation is being demanded by the Association for African Swedes, didn’t specify that the first slice should be cut from the genital area and then fed to the artist posing as the head of the cake while he screamed and moaned. The artist did. The museum in which the incident took place has received bomb threats, but it was only fulfilling its function as an institution for the exhibition of art. The fact that the artist was of African descent provided a false sense of security to all those present, the assurance that everything must be okay because an African was behind it. Only now do they know that we too partake in the projection of the stereotypes we complain about.”

(via The western portrayal of Africans in popular culture: are we too sensitive? - Art & Fashion - This Is Africa)

artistswanted:

Artists Wanted : Art Takes Times Square
On June 18th, the world’s most visited attraction will be transformed into one of the year’s most immense exhibitions of art.  Right now there are over 100,000 viewers collecting their favorite works on the Art Takes Times Square website to help determine whose artwork will take over the massive, glittering screens of Times Square. This is your chance to be the star.Be a part of this international phenomenon for a chance at over $16,000 in awards, including a $10,000 grant and massive Times Square billboard exhibition for the winning artist and a $5,000 Dream Getaway in NYC for the winning collector…Participation is free. Click Here to Learn More » Your Final Deadline to Enter is Friday May 25, 2012 11:59pm EST (Casel) Manuel Galvez is a contender for Art Takes Times Square, to see more entrants, click here ».
* Include a link to your Tumblr page to be eligible for review by the Tumblr jury panel and you could be the Tumblr Pick!  One artist from the Tumblr community will be selected by:
Paddy Johnson, Founding Editor of Art Fag CityHrag Vartanian, Founding Editor of HyperallergicJenny Moore, Assistant Curator at New MuseumDave Harper, Curator at BAMartsDavid Goerk, Gallery Dealer at The Pace Gallery
Good Luck!

artistswanted:

Artists Wanted : Art Takes Times Square

On June 18th, the world’s most visited attraction will be transformed into one of the year’s most immense exhibitions of art.  Right now there are over 100,000 viewers collecting their favorite works on the Art Takes Times Square website to help determine whose artwork will take over the massive, glittering screens of Times Square. This is your chance to be the star.

Be a part of this international phenomenon for a chance at over $16,000 in awards, including a $10,000 grant and massive Times Square billboard exhibition for the winning artist and a $5,000 Dream Getaway in NYC for the winning collector…

Participation is free. Click Here to Learn More »


Your Final Deadline to Enter is Friday May 25, 2012 11:59pm EST

(Casel) Manuel Galvez is a contender for Art Takes Times Square, to see more entrants, click here ».


* Include a link to your Tumblr page to be eligible for review by the Tumblr jury panel and you could be the Tumblr Pick!  One artist from the Tumblr community will be selected by:

Paddy Johnson, Founding Editor of Art Fag City
Hrag Vartanian, Founding Editor of Hyperallergic
Jenny Moore, Assistant Curator at New Museum
Dave Harper, Curator at BAMarts
David Goerk, Gallery Dealer at The Pace Gallery

Good Luck!

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An artist residency in an Italian tram.
"Diogene urbanbivoauc is a programme directed to international artists with the aim of experimenting a brand new method of close examination of the artist’s work and of his/her role in the society. The selected artist will be hosted in a small housing form (the Bivouac), built in an "interstitial" area of the city, that will become the place where the artist lives and works, experimenting a new way of strong interaction between the urban environment and its community. The Bivouac has been created using salvaged materials and a survival kit, reducing the needs to what is strictly necessary. It is an attitude that cannot be considered as an extreme survival experiment but rather as a wish to relate to the city, our "natural" habitat, seeking the essentiality."
(via Diogene bivaccourbano | Trans Artists)

An artist residency in an Italian tram.

"Diogene urbanbivoauc is a programme directed to international artists with the aim of experimenting a brand new method of close examination of the artist’s work and of his/her role in the society. The selected artist will be hosted in a small housing form (the Bivouac), built in an "interstitial" area of the city, that will become the place where the artist lives and works, experimenting a new way of strong interaction between the urban environment and its community. The Bivouac has been created using salvaged materials and a survival kit, reducing the needs to what is strictly necessary. It is an attitude that cannot be considered as an extreme survival experiment but rather as a wish to relate to the city, our "natural" habitat, seeking the essentiality."

(via Diogene bivaccourbano | Trans Artists)