• Musician/singer MIA is one artist of many featured in the most recent short film by Liberatum’s directors Pablo Ganguli and Tomas Auksas in a special look at an unique relationship in the film dubbed ARTISTRY/TECHNOLOGY. During this visual you get the chance to hear insight from some of arts most influential and diversified as they explain their POV on what technology has done for art and vice a versa. This list of tastemakers of art include David Hockney, Francis Ford Coppola, Frank Gehry and Ed Ruscha, as well as other such influencers ranging from actors to musicians to designers and more. Presented the question of what has technology changed in their medium, you catch the rear glimpse of these individuals sharing ideals and experiences of the marriage between art and technology. For some it has helped and others see it hindering.
Enjoy The Visual Above and Give Your Opinion Below!
• Raury’s fan base continues to grow steadily ever since his debut last year and with his new platform he bring awareness to what he believes in. His recently released video “PSA (Seven Suns)” he delivers an important public service announcement to everyone watching: Don’t be controlled by your cell phones. Continue reading Music| Watch Raury’s Important Message In New PSA Video “Seven Suns”
• BAIT, the renown sneaker retailer from California has returned with a new pair of cause effort based sneakers as they lead the charge to aid in the world’s water crisis. BAIT joins sneaker brand Saucony to deliver their recent collaborated pair titled The BAIT x Saucony Shadow 6000 CruelWorld 5 “New World Water” which features a cool two-tone look. Utilizing suede and leather for the upper, these “New World Water’s” have a speckled effect adding entice on the midsole and accompanying these additions is the BAIT & Saucony tagging applied on the tongue.
The “New World Water” sneaks from BAIT and Saucony will be releasing at BAIT shops and online on February 28. Retail is $150 USD, and a portion of the profits will be awarded to Water.org.
• Meek Mill‘s release has barely made it over 6 months from prison, where he was incarcerated for violating his parole, but he’s already back on the screen. He’s just released the official video for his brand new track “B Boy,” which features previous collaborator Big Sean as well as A$AP Ferg. The track itself is exceptionally high-energy for a song with no chorus, thanks to the trio of mainstream rap’s most effervescent emcees. The video is equally as riotous, with a narrative that harks back to old-school rap video pool parties, and a climax that emulates the ending of Spring Breakers – in which Meek Mill actually starred.
Watch the video above and listen to Big Sean’s just-dropped new track “Blessings” ft. Kanye West and Drake.
• During the heat of two of America’s most confrontational trail verdicts (Eric Garner & Mike Brown), Joey Bada$$ takes this time to give his perspective of what is to be considered one of the most consectutive unfair trails. Officially releasing the single “No.99”, Joey first released the single and today dropped the visual to attach. This being the third single to be taken off his forthcoming debut album B4.DA.$$, and while Joey’s skilful lyricism explores a number of current affairs in America, the video simultaneously manages to exacerbate particular stereotypes that the media are keen to portray. The visual debuts the fictional vigilante charachter played by Joey who goes by the name of “Badmon”. Joey Bada$$ and his crew of masked crusaders take it upon themselves to vandalize their surroundings, while Joey raps about the subjugation of all black men. Enjoy The Video Above and The Track Below.
• “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow,” is a major exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Tokyo-based artist Takashi Murakami. This colorful and abstract collection of art is currently held at Gagosian New York. Murakami combines classical techniques with the latest technologies, and continues to explore an ever-expanding field of aesthetic issues and cultural inspirations. In totemic sculptures representing demons, religious sites and self-portraits; and paintings that combine classical Japanese techniques with Abstract Expressionist tropes, science fiction, manga, and Buddhist and Shinto imagery, Murakami investigates the role of faith amid the inexorable transience and trauma of existence. “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” will be open through January 17, 2015.
Gagosian Gallery New York
555 W. 24th St.
New York, NY 10011
• The History of Martin Wittfooth:
Martin Wittfooth was born in Toronto in 1981, and spent most of his childhood in Finland, moving back to Toronto in 1993 where he earned his BAA in Illustration from Sheridan College in 2003. He currently lives and works as an illustrator and fine artist in New York City, where he earned his MFA at the School of Visual Arts. Wittfooth’s oil paintings explore disquieting themes of industry and nature, unhinged evolution, the clash of old ideologies with modern fears, and the growing shadow of the human footprint on the earth. Set in atmospheric landscapes rendered over many paint layers on canvas, linen, or wood panels, these themes are realized through a combination of symbolism, the juxtaposition of visual narratives, and the displacement of expected realities. The worlds created in Wittfooth’s paintings implore the viewer to question the status quo, to challenge that which is taken for granted, and to proceed with caution on our present course.
As art lovers we love the color schemes and character designed in the collection released by Wittfooth. These pieces at a quick glance would appear to be Wittfooth’s version of animal art dedicated to Alice in Wonderland. After taking a detailed gaze and allowing our minds to be creative we notice several pieces that hinted on a few political and cultural insights. For example, the rabbit on a bed of batteries can be looked at as the Energizer Bunny and the marketing surrounding those promises. The bull on a skyscrapper can be looked at as the ever so popular symbol for the Wall Street Bull. These are just the ideas that came to our heads here at the GoodGarbs headquarters. Tell Us What you get from these pieces and how they made you feel at first glance.
• Banksy is back with two more pieces published on his official website. The first we’ve dubbed Birds of a Feather and it appears in Clacton-on-Sea (a district in Essex, England). The scene includes a mob of xenophobic pigeons rallying against a colorful bird from Africa. Featuring the street artist’s signature sense of humor, the stenciled flock carry picket signs against the southern bird’s presence, perhaps referencing the recent ebola outbreak which began in West Africa and the impending local elections. The second piece, meanwhile, continues Banksy’s belief of street art’s relevancy in the fine art world as an aging woman observes a work that has since been removed. The Bristol artist titled the work himself and jokingly included it as part of the Folkestone Triennial.
•To commemorate the 20 Years since the release of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, Beats Music put together a dope documentary with the cast and went back to the Brooklyn neighborhood where it all took place. From the pizza shop to Tina’s apartment, we hear the back stories behind each location.
25 years ago, Do The Right Thing was released. Follow Spike Lee as he strolls down memory lane (in this case, Stuyvesant Avenue) with the cast from the iconic film and residents of the legendary block. Then, enjoy the 25th Anniversary Block Party with guests Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Erykah Badu and one very special performance from Public Enemy.
• Many of us may be very familiar with the current state of affairs that are taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. Many celebrities and artist have taken this current situation very seriously and have shown their support thru many avenues, but J.Cole felt the need to actually make a song in dedication to continuous struggle we all face from police brutality. Cole visited Ferguson recently which is where we believe he drew his inspiration for the touching track he released. Listen to the track and let us know how u feel.