Today, we witnessed history being made. As the very first major U.S. museum exhibition of graffiti and street art, MOCA presented the media preview of Art in the Streets, an epic visual feast you must experience for yourself! Tracing the development of graffiti and street art from the '70s to where it is today, MOCA pulled out all the stops - educating us on the rich history, entertaining us with their "shows within a show" (live skateboarding, a re-creation of an urban street, etc) and inspiring us to find the artist within ourselves.
Of course, the highlight of it all is seeing the art we've featured over and over again on My Modern Met, up close and personal. Though the MOCA is filled will incredible art and photos around every corner, we couldn't help but spend a large portion of our time hanging out around original works by our favorites - Banksy and Brazilian duo Os Gemeos.
For almost four months, April 17 to August 8, 2011, Art in the Streets will be open to the public. Spend a good part of your day here to really take in all that this show has to offer. With so much to see, trust us when we say, our pictures do not do this show justice.
Tsunami, le projet. Le 11 Mars 2011, le Japon était touché par le séisme le plus important de son histoire. Nous avons tous été témoins presque en direct de la catastrophe, et nous sommes tous touchés par ce drame d’une ampleur historique, dont les conséquences restent encore floues aujourd’hui. Si les chiffres sont indéfinis, nous savons tous que les personnes qui vivent cette situation ont besoin d’aide maintenant. La communauté CFSL s’engage donc, et soutient les victimes du séisme par l’action de ses membres, qu’ils soient illustrateurs, ou scénaristes.
Les informations essentielles pour les auteurs se trouvent sur la page “Comment participer ?” Les présélections pour les enchères et le livre sont closes, vous pouvez continuer de nous envoyer vos images pour le blog cependant. Nous n’avons pas encore terminé notre sélection, vous serez prévenu par mail si vous êtes retenus.
April 12, 2011 - 50th anniversary of the world's first manned flight into space carried out by Yuri Gagarin.Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin Hero of the Soviet Union, was a Soviet cosmonaut who on 12 April 1961 became the first human to journey into outer space,launching to orbit aboard the Vostok 3KA-3 (Vostok 1). His call sign in this flight was Kedr (Russian: Кедр). On 27 March 1968, while on a routine training flight from Chkalovsky Air Base, he and flight instructor Vladimir Seryogin died in a MiG-15UTI crash near the town of Kirzhach. The bodies of Gagarin and Seryogin were cremated and the ashes were buried in the walls of the Kremlin on Red Square.
- Photos - Monde - Actu Match - ParisMatch.com : Ce lundi 11 avril, à 14h46 heure locale (7h46 en France), une minute de silence a été observée dans tout le Japon, un mois pile après le terrible séisme, doublé d'un tsunami, qui ont fait au moins 13 000 morts et 15 000 disparus.
Only soccer rivals cricket in transcending the world of sport to become a deeply felt expression of culture. And in cricket-mad South Asia, a frenzy of feeling for the game burst open for the past two months as the Cricket World Cup 2011 was played out in host countries India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Fourteen nations participated in the tournament, and the semifinals featured what is arguably the world's most heated sports rivalry: India vs. Pakistan. Collected here are pictures from the past few months of people playing, watching, and living cricket in several countries in South Asia. (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/04/cricket_passion.html amazing pictures!)
If tears were words, these reflections would have written themselves a thousand fold. We are back in Tokyo after our northbound Tohoku visit to aid with relief efforts and to start the process of documenting what is undoubtedly one of the most horrific natural disasters in recent history. The words won’t come easily, sometimes having a lens as a filter is a much preferred medium. Although I think my hands were shaking too much to be of any good. Hard-hitting journalists we are not. It’s not in our nature, with no avenue of disassociation. Hopefully simple, connected storytellers, we can...
Banksy is the gold standard when it comes to urban street art. His legendary reputation has only grown since the 2010 release of his intriguing movie, "Exit Through the Gift Shop."
To promote the film, Banksy went into super-overdrive and attacked city walls across North America like there was no tomorrow. The result is an incredible collection of thought-provoking, clever work that only the brilliant Banksy could come up with. Here are Banksy's top 12 masterpieces of 2010.
11 April 2011 - Tokyo, Japan. Greenpeace radiation experts Jan Vande Putte and Rianne Teule answer questions from journalists following a press conference in Tokyo. Greenpeace announced results from extended radiation monitoring conducted in the greater Fukushima area: testing food and surface contamination, and have found radiation levels to be significant enough to call for the evacuation of pregnant women and children from high risk areas in Fukushima City and Koriyama.
- Le blog de habitat-durable.over-blog.com Les caractéristiques étonnantes du pont routier tiennent du dessin du tablier, en effet, le pont routier Térénez reproduit une courbe, ce qui en fait le premier ouvrage d’art courbe à haubans de France long de 515 mètres et possède le record du monde pour la portée. L’inauguration est prévue pour le samedi 16 février, et la circulation est ouverte ce jour… Réalisé en 4 ans pour un montant de 35 M€, cet ouvrage permettra de relier la presqu’île de Crozon au nord du Finistère et remplacera le pont actuel dont la structure a subi d’importantes dégradations.
Interview photographe – David ELOFER Aujourd'hui, j'ai le plaisir de vous présenter un photographe professionnel assez particulier : David ELOFER, qui réalise notamment la série de photo "Paris Danse".
The photographs of Russian chemist and photographer, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, show Russia on the eve of World War I and the coming of the revolution. From 1909-1912 and again in 1915, Prokudin-Gorskii travelled across the Russian Empire, documenting life, landscapes and the work of Russain people. His images were to be a photographic survey of the time. He travelled in a special train car transformed into a dark room to process his special process of creating color images, a technology that was in its infancy in the early 1900′s. Prokudin-Gorskii left Russia in 1918, after the Russian Revolution had destroyed the Empire he spent years documenting. To learn more about the Prokudin-Gorskii, the process he used to create the color photographs, and see his collection, you can visit the Library of Congress, who purchased his glass negatives in 1948 after his death in 1944.
Wednesday (March 11th), people in India and other countries with large Hindu populations celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is celebrated as a welcoming of Spring, and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. What that translates to in action is an enthusiastic dropping of inhibitions, as people chase each other and playfully splash colorful paint, powder and water on each other. People also attend bonfires to commemorate the story of Prahlada, a Hindu figure and devout follower of Lord Vishnu who prevailed over his father and the demoness Holika with the power of his devotion. Collected here are photos from this year's Festival of Colors.