Sunday, December 23, 2007

Andrea Buttner

She could hooked me in a monday morning lecture at the Uni. The work of this young German artist is intriguing. I couldn't find the one I think is the best, a video art where she gave a camera to nuns who had never deal with the equipament and ask them to shoot their lives in the convent. The result is unbelievable: they'd shot amazing scenes, very emotional. Here it is some other pieces that I've got interested by.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

First Blood

Recent work of Terry Richardson, my favorite fashion photographer.

Cao Fei

Look at those pictures of the chinese artist:

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Cancer Cells in acrylic ink

Dying in a totally different way. That was the theme of my Fine Arts course exhibition.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Painting of Modern Life

Saturday I went to this exhibition on South Bank Centre. My favorite pieces:

Franz Gertch, At Luciano's House.

Andy Wahrol, Big Electric chair.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Edward Burtynsky

It is obvious that he would hook me with his latest work Quarries (I've been surrounded of granites and marbles since I was young, my parents are in the business), but visiting his website I've also found those wonderful pictures of Urban Mines.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mauro Restiffe

I've become aware of Mauro Restiffe's work while I was browsing the book Vitamin PH (Phaidon), which I really recommend. He is one of the few Brazilians who are in the list of those who had created new perspectives in photography on the last years. These pictures are an example of something that it's recently (the inauguration of Brazilian president Lula in 2003), but it was shot in a way can be placed in any time of history.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Robert Gober

Researching about Matthew Barney, I've found out some of his contemporaries. And Rober Gober was the one who really impressed me.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Taryn Simon at The Photographer's Gallery

Really good exhibition. Makes me stay the whole week thinking about every picture.

Research Marijuana Crop Grow Room
National Center for Natural Products Research
Oxford, Mississippi

The National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) is the only facility in the United States which is federally licensed to cultivate cannabis for scientific research. In addition to cultivating cannabis, NCNPR is responsible for analyzing seized marijuana for potency trends, herbicide residuals (paraquat) and fingerprint identification. NCNPR is licensed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and also researches and develops chemicals derived from plants, marine organisms, and other natural products.

While 11 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana, a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision allows for the arrest of any individual caught using it for this purpose. Nearly half of the annual arrests for drug violations involve marijuana possession or trafficking.

Nuclear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility Cherenkov Radiation
Hanford Site, U.S. Department of Energy
Southeastern Washington State

Submerged in a pool of water at Hanford Site are 1,936 stainless-steel nuclear-waste capsules containing cesium and strontium. Combined, they contain over 120 million curies of radioactivity. It is estimated to be the most curies under one roof in the United States. The blue glow is created by the Cherenkov Effect which describes the electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle, giving off energy, moves faster than light through a transparent medium. The temperatures of the capsules are as high as 330 degrees Fahrenheit. The pool of water serves as a shield against radiation; a human standing one foot from an unshielded capsule would receive a lethal dose of radiation in less than 10 seconds. Hanford is among the most contaminated sites in the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Contraband Room
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Queens, New York

African cane rats infested with maggots, African yams (dioscorea), Andean potatoes, Bangladeshi cucurbit plants, bush meat, cherimoya fruit, curry leaves (murraya), dried orange peels, fresh eggs, giant African snail, impala skull cap, jackfruit seeds, June plum, kola nuts, mango, okra, passion fruit, pig nose, pig mouths, pork, raw poultry (chicken), South American pig head, South American tree tomatoes, South Asian lime infected with citrus canker, sugar cane (poaceae), uncooked meats, unidentified sub tropical plant in soil.

All items in the photograph were seized from the baggage of passengers arriving in the U.S. at JFK Terminal 4 from abroad over a 48-hour period. All seized items are identified, dissected, and then either ground up or incinerated. JFK processes more international passengers than any other airport in the United States.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Visiting Derry, Nothern Ireland

This is Free Derry. The place where happened the massacre against catholitcs by U.K troops, known as Bloody Sunday