Barrie Tullett (UK) - Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology

This beautiful book brings together some of the best examples by typewriter artists around the world. As well as key historical work from the Bauhaus, H. N. Werkman, and the concrete poets, there is art by contemporary practitioners, both typewriter artists who use the keyboard as a “palette” to create artworks, and artists/typographers using the form as a compositional device. The book will appeal to graphic designers, typographers, artists, and illustrators, and anyone fascinated by predigital technology.

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Frida Kahlo (1907 July 6 – 1954 July 13, Mexican) - Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940)
Nickolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. © Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, DF/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Happy birthday to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Kahlo’s jewel-like self-portraits show her penchant for self-exploration and her affinity for reinventing herself. How do you choose to express your identity?
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Frida Kahlo (1907 July 6 – 1954 July 13, Mexican) - Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940)

Nickolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. © Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, DF/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Happy birthday to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Kahlo’s jewel-like self-portraits show her penchant for self-exploration and her affinity for reinventing herself. How do you choose to express your identity?

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Rino Stefano Tagliafierro | on Tumblr (b.1980, Italy) - B E A U T Y

Italian experimental animator and director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro graduated at the ISIA of Urbino and IED - European Institute of Design in Milan. He has made many music videos for major Italian and international artists and collaborated with studio Bazzani for the production of fashion video for designer and with studioN!03 for videoprojection and interactiveinstallations for exhibitions, museums and special events.

Over the years he has had experience in visual art and videomapping with Claudio Sinatti and assistant director, art-direction and compositing with the study K48. In 2013 he gave birth along with other two filmmakers on the project audio/visual Karmachina. He has participated in many festivals and competitions, receiving several international awards. In 2014 he published the short animated film BEAUTY that brings the tradition of pictorial beauty to life.

"An inspiration that returns to us the sense of one fallen, and the existential brevity that the author interprets as tragic dignity, with an unenchanted eye able to capture the profoundest sense of the image. Beauty in this interpretation is the silent companion of Life, inexorably leading from the smile of the baby, through erotic ecstasies to the grimaces of pain that close a cycle destined to repeat ad infinitum. They are, from the inception of a romantic sunrise in which big black birds fly to the final sunset beyond gothic ruins that complete the piece, a work of fleeting time." (Giuliano Corti for BEAUTY Manifesto)

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Bill Viola (b.1951, USA)

Bill Viola is without doubt the most celebrated exponent of video art. For the first time, the Grand Palais will present a wide-ranging group of his works, including moving paintings and monumental installations from 1977 to today. Focusing on both intimate and universal experiences, the artist expresses his emotional and spiritual journey through great metaphysical themes – life, death and transfiguration… An exhibition organized by the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais in collaboration with Bill Viola Studio.

Bill Viola @ Grand Palais, Paris 05.03-21.07. 2014

STPMJ - Invisible Barn (2014)

Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim of New York-based practice STPMJ have designed an “Invisible Barn”, a project that was awarded a notable entry for “Folly 2014” – a competition led by The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park. The contest invites young and emerging designers to propose contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly, traditionally seen as a small-scale building or pavilion positioned within a garden or landscape.

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Miguel Chevalier (France)

Magic carpets 2014 by french artist Miguel Chevalier is an interactive light display spread out across the floor of the former sacré coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco. Covering it with a huge layer of light, the work references the world of biology, microorganisms, and cellular automata – as cells have the ability to multiply in abundance, divide and merge at different paces. Pieces come together, fall apart and transform in shape at rapid speeds. the displayed organic universe mingles with a digital construction of overlapping pixels.

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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989, USA)

Robert Mapplethorpe was one of the great masters of art photography. He produced highly stylised black and white portraits, nudes and still lifes. Over and above the erotic power that made Mapplethorpe’s work famous, the exhibition presents the classic dimension of the artist’s work and his search for aesthetic perfection, through over 200 images that span his career from the early 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.

Robert Mapplethorpe @ Grand Palais
26-03 to 13-07-2014

Lu Guang (b.1961, China) - Infernal Landscapes

Lu Guang  is an award-winning Chinese photojournalist. Since 1993, Lu Guang has developed major documentary projects in China, all at his own initiative, focusing on some of the most significant social, health, and environmental issues facing his country today. His photographic work includes stories on gold diggers, local coal miners, the SARS epidemic, drug addiction along the Sino-Burmese border, Aids villages in Henan Province, the environmental impact of the Qinghai-Tibet railway, industrial pollution and the medical effects of schistosomiasis (bilharzia).