Posts Tagged ‘public art’

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“Invisible Hand” during the Bread and Puppet Theater Circus and Pageant (10 August 2014)

And later the same afternoon: “Fire, Emergency Performance for Gaza” :

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Brazil WCup Soccer Murals

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Cup for whom? Occupy the (World) Cup

Banksy has confirmed that he painted three spies near GCHQ in Cheltenham.

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[that's a sack of "public money" going into the toilet]

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Paulo Ito

And thus also begins my coverage of the world’s most important sporting event, the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, which begin on 12 June (with a match between Brazil and Croatia in São Paulo).

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Photographer Kevin McElvaney documents Agbogbloshie, a former wetland in Accra, Ghana, which is home to the world’s largest e-waste dumping site.

Discarders of electronic goods expect them to be recycled properly. But almost all such devices contain toxic chemicals which, even if they are recyclable, make it expensive to do so. As a result, illegal dumping has become a lucrative business. . .

Boys and young men smash devices to get to the metals, especially copper. Injuries, such as burns, untreated wounds, eye damage, lung and back problems, go hand in hand with chronic nausea, anorexia, debilitating headaches and respiratory problems. Most workers die from cancer in their 20s.

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Señor X, “Sweet Home

According to two recent studies, Spain is now the most unequal country in Europe.

report by the Catholic charity Caritas says more than 6% of Spain’s population of 47 million lived on €307 a month or less in 2012, double the proportion in 2008 before Spain was hit by the recession, which has left 26% of its workforce unemployed.

A separate study by Credit Suisse finds that the number of millionaires in Spain rose to 402,000 last year, an increase of 13% on 2011, emphasising the ever-widening gap between rich and poor.

Public art of the day

Posted: 11 October 2013 in Uncategorized
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New York’s Museum of Modern Art has acquired the Occuprint Portfolio, a collection of 31 screenprints (including the 28 prints featured above) curated by the Booklyn Artists Alliance and published in 2012.