Die Antwoord

Die Antwoord is a band that has recently blessed the world with another masterpiece. I was wondering what peoples opinions are with the video in terms of it being art or just being weird for¬†publicity. The director of the video Roger Ballen is a photographer and took some shots on set of the music video and I really like them as art pieces. So if you don’t think the video is artist expression then what do you consider the photographs?

Photographs of Die Antwoord:
http://www.rogerballen.com/
http://www.rogerballen.com/index.asp?page=ig_upcoming-imgs

Ai Weiwei

Over a month ago, Jenessa posted a link to an article on the detainment of artist Ai Weiwei. The story continues to grow as Weiwei’s art circulates through galleries and museums without him.

The New York Times covers Ai Weiwei back in April: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/a/ai_weiwei/index.html

TIME Magazine names the artist one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the World: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2066367_2066369_2066464,00.html

You can sign a petition for the release of Ai: http://www.change.org/petitions/call-for-the-release-of-ai-weiwei

Who is Wafaa Bilal?

Wafaa Bilal is a political artist who creates work and performances with the¬†purpose to “inform audiences of the situation of the Iraqi people, and the importance of peaceful conflict resolution”. His work is both breathtaking and provocative, everything from paintball to tattoos.

For more information and works by Bilal, visit his website http://wafaabilal.com