Remedial Measures, oil on linen, from the series Accidental Empires by Australian artist Matthew Quick. Artist words about this painting:
Just in case attention is drawn to ongoing daily protests in Brasilian cities … better talk about Football… I wonder why…
Tilda Swinton with a rainbow flag, in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square Moscow, July 2013. Tilda’s photo was released along with a statement that read: In solidarity. From Russia with love.
An unknown anti-gay activist hits in a very manly way the already arrested Russian gay and LGBT rights activist, Nikolai Alexeyev, during an unauthorized gay rights activists rally in central Moscow. Image by Andrey Svitailo / Getty Images
Belarusian beauty Maryna Linchuk, for April’s Russian Vogue editorial: How I Met Your Mother.. According to Vogue Maryna -not a mother in real life- is the perfect modern ..mama, all she needs is her sky-high Christian Loubouti stilletos and an always flying ponytail. Baby is optional but NEVER gay. Check the series here
The 60-year-old president Vladimir Putin posing shirtless and shaved in Siberia, July 2013. Video footage and images was released by the Kremlin, showing a macho Putin fishing, driving a motorboat and petting reindeer with his prime minister and defense minister. (read more here)
“Welcome To Sochi 2014″ poster series by artist Vasily Slonov (visit full collection here), is cencored in Russia for ridiculing the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi and exposing Vladimir Putin’s continuous violations of human rights.
Putin’s most recent laws include the criminalization of the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” as well as the “provision permitting the government to arrest and detain gay or pro-gay tourists for up to 14 days, before deportation“.
Russian LGBT community calls for Boycott of 2014 Olympics .
Previous greetings from Russia, here.
Today is the 101 birthday of Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), a mathematician best-known for helping decipher the code created by German Enigma machines in the Second World War, and for being one of the founders of computer science and artificial intelligence. He was a visionary (a hero to Google), a long distance-runner (capable of world-class marathon standards), and a gay man before his time.
A lot can be said about this great man, nevertheless this woman has chosen to draw on his name in order to object to gay marriage. Last week, in the midst of the nationwide protests, the Brazilian congressional human rights committee approved Feliciano’s “gay cure” law that would allow psychologists to treat homosexuality as a disorder or pathology.
War above culture, religion above politics, spectacle above education… Über Alles # Fuck Off
Societies have long gone to war over water and as the planet’s population balloons toward 10 billion -according to the highest estimate may rise to 16 billion by 2100- the climate change destabilizes weather patterns and pollution sullies what little is left to count on, the water conflicts will only get worse. (fig. en.wiki)
UN projects that by 2030, nearly half the world’s population will be water stressed, creating historically unprecedented flash points for armed conflict. (fig. estimated continent population 1950 to 2100, by en.wiki)
The Pacific Institute in Oakland, initiated a project in the late 1980s to track and categorize events related to water and conflict, an ongoing effort to understand the connections between water resources, water systems, and international security and conflict.
Check the 3 following links for the searchable online chronologies of such conflicts, going back 5,000 years. There are dozens of new examples in 2012, in countries from Latin America to Africa to Asia, with 41 new entries from 2011-2013.
via Occupy Wall St
Angel of Death, Femen’s activist performing w/a fake gun, in Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on 22.05.13, one day after the far-right nutcase Dominique Venner committed suicide, inside the monument and in front of 1500 visitors. Continue reading
Open Switzerland is a conceptual design project by BaseGVA in collaboration with SUMO interactive, where the initiative, comprising provocative, rethought, iconic Swiss imagery, an interactive website and a custom-made «neutral» typeface, launches a debate about what it means to challenge a country’s identity and, in doing so, its very reason for being.
Visit full gallery + make your own poster, here.