Free Zehra, Banksy’s new mural against Turkish censorship

Free Zehra, Banksy’s new mural against Turkish censorship

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

After expressing his opinion on topics such as Brexit or the Israeli-Palestinian question, Banksy returns to New York with Free Zehra, at the corner between Houston Street and Bowery, a street famous for having already been a destination for artists such as JR and Keith Haring.

The new work, born from the collaboration with street artist Borf, is 21 meters long and faces, once again, a very hot topic, Turkish censorship.

The two artists, in fact, dedicate the murals to the artist and journalist Zehra Dogan, in prison from March 2016, where she will have to stay for two years, for having portrayed the Turkish flag on the ruins of the destroyed city of Nusaybin.

Un post condiviso da zehra doğan (@jinhazehradogan) in data:

A mural of immediate comprehension that represents the days that the artist has already spent in prison and that, despite imprisoned behind bars, holds her pencil in hand.

“I really feel for her. I’ve painted things much more worthy of a custodial sentence,”
said Banksy to New York Times.

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Short video for Breakfast – A New View of the Moon, when the moon is a little closer

Short video for Breakfast – A New View of the Moon, when the moon is a little closer

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

There are many things we don’t pay attention to.
In A New View of the Moon, a mini-documentary by filmmaker Alex Gorosh, a telescope is taken through the crowded streets of Los Angeles to give passers-by a clear view of something that is always there, but that many have never had the chance to see up close.

The moon and its immensity.

With the musical background of Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy, one after the other, the surprised and emotional reactions of all passers-by who, maybe for the first time, have found themselves closer to something that is always there but that we never look at.

“It is a beautiful and wonderous sight to behold the body of the Moon…”
Galileo Galilei, 1610
First views of moon via telescope

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Banksy in New York, two new murals in Brooklyn

Banksy in New York, two new murals in Brooklyn

Giulia Ficicchia · 2 years ago · Art

We know he’s English, but Banksy never makes to feel too much his lack in New York.

To demonstrate his relationship with the city, the unknown artist has confirmed in his Instagram profile that two new murals in Midwood, a section of Brooklyn, are his pieces: the first one portrays a group of people followed by a threatening white collar, probably a royal estate developer, that brandishes a red line of a graphic as a weapon, the second one instead has a funny seal that is playing with a ball as its character.

It’s hard to comprehend which is the hidden meaning of the second subject, but it’s quite sure that there are interesting references to gentrification on the first one, probably because not quite far there are several properties of president Donald Trump.

There is the message, the artistic talent, the mystery of his subjects and the area became pretty quickly a perfect spot for some shootings: I think America is quite satisfied by his periodic dose of Banksy.

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Unlock, the superpower of a gaze in the last Apple spot

Unlock, the superpower of a gaze in the last Apple spot

Giulia Ficicchia · 2 years ago · Art

Nowadays technology can make miracles, millennial’s honor. Would you ever expect that a gaze could be able to unlock a telephone? The childhood dream to have a superpower in our minds is real thanks to Apple.

A gaze can now unblock everything, as one of the last spots of the Cupertino company shows to celebrate the Face ID of the new model, the iPhone X: a young high school student is discovering a new capacity that doesn’t stop at her phone but it can unlock lockers, school desks and many more, with the soundtrack of Pete Canon’s Bang Bang and the directorial talent of Dougal Wilson.

 

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Short video for Breakfast – A Guide to Indulgence, Nadia Lee Cohen’ guide to achieving beauty (NSFW)

Short video for Breakfast – A Guide to Indulgence, Nadia Lee Cohen’ guide to achieving beauty (NSFW)

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

A Guide to Indulgence is a disturbing yet elegant short film by British photographer and director Nadia Lee Cohen, which ironically explores the quest for feminine perfection.

With a team of women-dolls, who, more than to sweep, terrorize, we can learn languages, we can learn to take care of our bodies and how to eat and dance.
We learn to behave exactly how we should not.

The constant pressure of striving for perfection is so familiar in the world we inhabit. In response to homogeneous ideals of beauty I wanted to create a satirical world in which the female inhabitants have pushed their appearances into cartoonish, melodramatic and extreme representations of femininity; yet are still looking to improve themselves even further. 

This is how, Nadia Lee, describes her beautiful project entirely accompanied by the notes of the French rock group La Femme.

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