No worldview faces / Dong Wensheng

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Brain Stone

 

Dong Wensheng 4

Hitting Five Mountains With One Punch

 

Dong Wensheng

Face Without Global Vision

 

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Dong Wensheng 3

The Study of Mental Phenomenology 50×200 cm

 

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Honzon

From the photographic project No worldview faces by Chinese artist Dong Wensheng

 

Life is a Killer / John Giorno

John Giorno - Life is a killer

By American poet and performance artist John Giorno.

Missing one player / Ray Lei

Beautiful animation titled Missing one player by Beijing-based artist Ray Lei.

Greece / Cleon Peterson

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Black-figure print titled Greece by L.A. based artist Cleon Peterson.

The Battle of Carnival and Lent / Judith Schaechter

Judith Schaechter The Battle of Carnival and Lent 1

Judith Schaechter The Battle of Carnival and Lent 2

Judith Schaechter The Battle of Carnival and Lent 3

Judith Schaechter The Battle of Carnival and Lent 4

The Battle of Carnival and Lent, stained glass, by American artist Judith Schaechter.

Way Out / Yukai Du

Way Out, beautifully abstract graduation short on the modern virtual communication over-­‐dependence, by London based Chinese illustrator / animator Yukai Du. Music and sound design from Angus MacRae.

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The Divide / Brent Sievers

The Divide, a dark short on humans and nature by American animator Brent Sievers.

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Adults Swimming / Rubber House

A hand-drawn spot, something to add to your fears of swimming, created by the Australian directing-duo Greg Sharp and Ivan Dixon of Rubber House Studio.

Before they pass away / Jimmy Nelson

Before they pass away - Jimmy Nelson Samburu warriors

Kenya’s rapidly disappearing tribe of the Samburu people, from the series Before they pass away by British photographer Jimmy Nelson

Hiroshima Appeals

Yusaku Kamekura Hiroshima Appeals 1983

Butterflies burning in the flash of an atomic blast, the first poster from the series Hiroshima Appeals, designed in 1983 by Japanese master Yusaku Kamekura (1915-1997), from Takushoku University Arts Library.

The Hiroshima Appeals posters were produced annually from 1983 to 1990 by the Japan Graphic Design Association Inc, and the Hiroshima International Cultural Foundation, Inc.

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Pyramid General Cemetery for London

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19th century designs for the construction of a pharaonic mausoleum upon Primrose Hill, in North London, proposed by Thomas Willson of the Pyramid General Cemetery Company; image from the book Necropolis: London and Its Dead, by Catharine Arnold. As the author describes:

 Constructed from brick, with granite facing, the plans comprised a chapel, office, quarters for the Keeper, Clerk, Sexton and Superintendent, four entrances and a central ventilation shaft. A series of sloping paths would allow bodies to be moved. Each catacomb took up to twenty-four coffins and could be sealed up after all interments had been completed. Resembling a beehive, it would be a thing of awe and wonder to all who saw it(…) At an estimated cost of £2,500, this massive mausoleum, higher than St. Paul’s, would contain five million Londoners.

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Pernice morta / Jan Baptist Weenix

Jan Weenix

Painting of a dead partridge hanging from a nail, made in 1650 by Dutch artist Jan Baptist Weenix (b1621–d1660?) (source)