Tag Archive for history

Smart Lego’s 50 States of America (48 pics)

Jeff Friesen may be an award-winning fine art photographer, but he also has a 7-year-old girl, and a small playful side. For his series 50 States of Lego , he represents funnily every state of the United States through a unique aspect of its culture, its geography or its history, by staging figurines very precisely, as in a real mini photo studio.

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Smart Lego’s 50 States of America (48 pics)

Purchasing Listed Buildings: A guide (3 pics)

Listed buildings are grand examples of architecture , carrying years of history in their very design and construction. Unfortunately, their age also brings a number of problems you’ll have to contend with – from damp and decay to complicated legality surrounding the owning and maintenance of them.

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Purchasing Listed Buildings: A guide (3 pics)

One Piece of Art: Erin Riley (27 pics)

Erin Riley currently has several pieces at Empty Kingdom’s Summer Show at 111 Minna .  In order to show everything that goes into one of her insightful and relevant tapestries, we have asked Erin to takes us along on the ride.

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One Piece of Art: Erin Riley (27 pics)

Tian Taiquan (17 pics)

Chongqing based artist Tian Taiquan portrays his childhood memories during China’s cultural revolution with photography and photo-manipulation. The immediate pain he recollects motivates him to raise awareness by reconstructing his own personal memorial of social reality and cultural history.

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Tian Taiquan (17 pics)

House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth Exhibition (1 pics)

Chatsworth House will host the most ambitious exhibition to date –  House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth.  Exploring the history of fashion and adornment, the exhibition will be curated by  Hamish Bowles,  International Editor-at Large at American Vogue , with creative direction and design by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda.

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House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth Exhibition (1 pics)

Exploring World Best Museums with mk2 (4 pics)

For over 40 years,  mk2   made dialogued  with all other art forms. By September, the return was marked by a series of lectures, in collaboration with Des Mots et Des Arts ,  on various major themes: the history of art to that of cinema through the French capital , opera houses around the world, not to mention the most beautiful museums in the world .

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Exploring World Best Museums with mk2 (4 pics)

Estonian National Museum by Dorell Ghotmeh Tane (14 pics)

Paris based Dorell Ghotmeh Tane Architects designed the new Estonian National Museum. The Design is based on the belief in a unique architecture which refers to “Specificity of a place, the context of history and memory” Instead of locating the building on the proposed site, they chose to reappropriate a nearby former Soviet military base as the settling for the Museum – a physically present “ruin” of a painful history.

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Estonian National Museum by Dorell Ghotmeh Tane (14 pics)

Sung-Seok Ahn (15 pics)

South Korean artist Sungseok Ahn’s series entitled “Historic Present” questions the memory of past from the fast changing scenery of today. By overlapping a historical location with an old image of that exact place, he questions the way we treat our history and explores the dynamics between space and time at the same time. sungseokahn.com

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Sung-Seok Ahn (15 pics)