Tag: Culture

[Documentary] Cai Guo-Qiang and da Vinci: painting with Gunpowder

[Documentary] Cai Guo-Qiang and da Vinci: painting with Gunpowder

Gunpowder was invented in China, and evolved into something like a rocket during the ancient Song Dynasty, in other words, into a weapon. It was used in Europe too, breaking fortresses of the Middle Ages. The invention and discovery of gunpowder enabled many achievements of great significance in human history and also caused many disasters

Who decides whether art is ‘good’ or ‘bad’? | A.O. Scott

Who decides whether art is ‘good’ or ‘bad’? | A.O. Scott

I think that taste hierarchies do exist and they’re almost always the kind of the representation of other sorts of hierarchies and assumptions. And that’s why I really think that part of the job of criticism is to be against them, is to refuse, at least the categorization of things as high and low. I

DRAGONS | Draw My Life

DRAGONS | Draw My Life

When you think of dragons, you probably think of a huge winged reptile with horns and fire breath. A creature of extraordinary wisdom that holds enormous quantities of gold under its claws, lives in a dark cave and swallows people. But this is only one of the infinite representations of this magnificent being. Dragons are

Modern Egypt Project: the British Museum in Cairo

Modern Egypt Project: the British Museum in Cairo

This project is new and unique in its own way because there aren’t other existing museum projects, within Egypt or beyond, that focus on Egypt’s modern history – not in the sense of art works that could be exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art but through the lens of everyday life or material culture.