Let’s, for a moment, argue that art and politics (as we currently practise their convergent theories, and – with a secondary disclaimer – specifically in western visual art terminologies) has its roots in Italy. We’ll point out how the artists’ manifesto was the first real example of the merging of art and politics in the form of the art object, and that it was The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism (published in Bologna in 1909)… [read more »]
Is this really only the second installment of WWWorld Click? Yes, it’s. I’ve recently relocated to a new… um, location. Time literally moves more slowly here; there’s more time to work and more time to waste. There’s also more time for browsing. Here’s are some recent web developments from around the globe.
In New York, there’s no better look on a guy than when he’s just come from the barber. Unfortunately the crispiness goes away after a day or even a few hours. No longer! Monira Al Qadiri reports that, from where she sits in Kuwait, “Airbrush Beards Are All The Rage.” Indeed; and one that leaves François Sagat’s tattoo’d cranium in the dust. There’s a 7aboob joke with a “blowing” innuendo there somewhere, but my cat’s trying to jump out to our balcony so… one sec.
Back. Okay, what the fanfic is going on here? The Jonas Brothers sandwiching Marc Jacobs’s gay porn actor boyfriend, Harry Louis? Where is The Other One? (Answer: at home dragging this photo to the secret j/o folder on his hard drive) What could these eyebros possibly have to talk about? This is a shanda for poor Marc; first openly sleeping with an uncircumcised goy and now homewrecking America’s most beloved family act since the Brady Bunch. Let’s just hope there’s a Falcon-sponsored whirlwind global bathhouse concert tour livestreamed on Cam4 in the works.
Okay, are we done talking about post-internet, new aesthetic, death of painting, etc.? JK Keller is shutting it down with his new iPhone oil paintings. Bodacious, sebaceous. This is the very essence of DISability, an issue we hope to explore in future feature stories.
In transfiguration news, Oliver Laric brings us the story of a UK organization “His Church” convincing government officials and corporations to donate confiscated counterfeit clothing to them. They, in turn, stitch the His Church logo right over the counterfeit logo and redistribute the garments to the homeless and other people in need. Of the project, co-ordinator Richard Humphrey says, “.” [sic] God moves in mysterious ways… even through Shanzhai anxiety.
And speaking of anxiety, we’re all in agreement that this:
is definitely the step right before this:
right? Good, I’m glad.