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Right Time, Right Place- Candid Moments from Robert Rutöd

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"Being at the right place at the right time is usually associated with happiness and success. But what happens when we are at the right place at the wrong time? Do we even know that this is the right place? And what if it turns out that it is the wrong place after all? But the right time!” Viennese photographer Robert Rutöd aims to answer these questions wi[...]

Photographic Interview: Chiara Dondi

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How do you feel today? Your biggest influences? A dream of yours? Your greatest fear? Your form of escape? A chosen superpower? Your experience of adulthood? How you deal with being lost? How would the end of the world look? What is beauty? See more of Chiara's work on her Tumblr: chiara-dondi-photo.tumblr.com

Vacation in Rogince

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Rigonce and what I saw there will never, never leave my mind. The smell of burning plastic and my scarf wrapped around my mouth so I don't breathe in the poison they are keeping themselves warm with. Lost dignity of people I saw shitting next to the road in the dark. The dark road from the bridge next to the Croatian side, foggy as if I were entering a horro[...]

Only in China

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Jostled up against the northern bank of the Sham Chun River, the dividing line between China and Hong Kong, lies the adolescent city of Shenzhen. Both the city and its average inhabitant, are under 30 years of age, and in these three short decades this city has packed in the type of socio-economic and cultural development that has taken most European cities [...]

Motherhood and Art: Amanda Palmer

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Despite radical changes in the way we, as a society, treat women, there is still a long way to go before we fully accept and accommodate working mothers. Artists especially are deeply impacted by becoming parents, as their lives outside of 'work' has far more of a direct impact on said work. Their experiences in life, in relationships, the places they visit[...]

The Scared is Scared: A Child's Life Advice

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As adults we often overcomplicate things, which is why this short film by Bianca Giaever is so refreshing. The Scared is Scared is a beautiful, simple look at the world through the eyes of a young child. Bianca asks six year old, Asa Baker-Rouse, "do you have any stories that you'd want to be a movie" to which Asa responds with a heart-warming story creat[...]

Illustrated Interview: Sara Olmos

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How do you see yourself? Your favourite place? Your future plans? Your greatest fear? What do you do with your spare time? Why do you make art? What would you save in a fire? How do you respond to criticism? Your thoughts on the human race? What is adventure? See more of Sara's work at: www.saraolmos.com Or follow her on[...]

Henri Rousseau: A Brief Introduction

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Rousseau was born in 1844 in Laval, France and lead a seemingly normal life until he took up painting seriously in his early forties. It wasn't until he was forty-nine that he retired from his job as a toll collector to become a full time artist. Far from being the respected artist he has become today, he was attacked constantly by critics who denounced his [...]

Wastelands: Contemporary Chinese Art in Oxford

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Wastelands is a contemporary Chinese art exhibition of installation, painting, sculpture and film presenting the works of eight artists who all have links to China. The exhibition explores the idea of ‘waste’ as a result of consumption through different landscapes and materials. Ranging from the ‘aesthetic debris’ in the work of Cai Yuan’s cardboard paintin[...]

Illustrated Interview: Dana Martin

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Your morning routine? What did you want to be when you were younger? Your favourite books? Your last fancy dress outfit? A dream of yours? Can you knit or crochet? How do you overcome a creative block? The most challenging part of your journey? Your biggest fear? What do you do to relax? See more of Dana's work at: da[...]

Illustrated Interview: Dashiell Silva

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How do you respond to criticism? If I'm not careful, I withdraw and set up fortifications. Why do you make art? I'm not a member of the peerage who can speak in pure code. Nobody would employ me. A self portrait? If you could be any animal? A bowerbird, obviously. I'm fairly dowdy but possessed of a flair for obsessive collecting and appealing [...]

Illustrated Interview: Barbora Idesova

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How do you see yourself? What are your friends like? Your biggest influences? A guilty pleasure? Your thoughts on religion? A chosen superpower? How do you respond to criticism? An imagined world? Your favourite place? Your future plans? You can see more of Barbora's beautiful work on her Behance: www.behance.net/barb[...]

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