There is no one universal definition of visual art though there is a general consensus that art is the conscious creation of something beautiful or meaningful using skill and imagination. The definition and perceived value of works of art have changed throughout history and in different cultures. The Jean Basquiat painting that sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s auction in May 2017 would, no doubt, have had trouble finding an audience in Renaissance Italy, for example.
A Thai anti-junta rap group called “Rap Against Dictatorship” has been awarded the winner of the Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent.
The award ceremony will take place during the Oslo Freedom Forum that will be held in Oslo, Norway from May 27 – May 29.
SHOWstudio: Ask Me Anything: Filmed 8 November 2018
February 22nd, 2019
The second episode in the running series, ‘Ask Me Anything’ sees Nick Knight address the public’s questions.
Counter Void by Tatsuo Miyajima
January 9th, 2019
My numbers express concepts like #life and #time. The way the numbers count down, how it’s ticking away, moment to moment—all that is meant to represent living out our lives. Zero is expressed with darkness—it represents the death of a human being. The duration of the light is life. And the moment of darkness is #death. I use the light and the darkness to express these concepts dynamically.
And the number is gone for a moment, but then it starts counting down again from 9. The process repeats. I personally really sympathize with the #Buddhist idea of existence being an endless cycle of life and death. And I would say that’s my message to Western audiences.