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The SlumGods of Mumbai: hope, hip-hop and the Dharavi way | Guardian Docs

In a real-life Billy Elliott story set in Mumbai’s biggest slum, 15-year-old Vikram loves to dance and dreams of becoming a hip-hop artist. His dance teacher believes in him – but how long can Vikram keep his dancing secret from disapproving parents?

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Profile: The Toasters

Following on from pioneer such as Goldie and Dicy, The Toasters emerged out of the Black Country’s graffiti scene in the 1990s.  Their work has seen them reproduce their image of the seemingly mundane toaster on a global scale with toaster flags being flown at the Glastonbury Festival, toaster road markings being painted along the route of the Tour de France and postal stickers being stuck up in New York bearing the toaster image.  103 more words

The Toasters


When scouring through submissions and scores of new artists, you inevitably come across some that you’re hoping to like. Phosphene is one of those groups. Combining a great image ( 608 more words

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Enraptured Visions: A Conversation with Carlos Luna

December 2014 Written by Jill Thayer, Ph.D. for ARTVOICES Magazine, Winter Issue

Carlos Luna is an artist and storyteller whose emblematic themes engage fables and mysticisms, eroticisms and prejudices, religiosity, anthropology, and the socio-political contexts of life. 1,243 more words

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Ashley Shellhause

I have always been interested in representing information visually.  We have maps and graphs that show different types of information (elevation, population density, temperatures).  For this series of work, I knew I wanted to try to show visually something non-visual.  158 more words

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Stephen Clark New Website

Stephen Clark is one of my favorite artist here in Richmond and a friend to my father and me. I just wanted to add a quick post to encourage other’s to check out his new… 97 more words

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See also: “Word Play: A Conversation with Tm Gratkowski.”

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, ARTPULSE Magazine, Miami, Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2015 Issue.

Review: Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, 10 Sept. 928 more words

Artist Emergence