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Google Protests Sochi, Manages to Make It Gayer  
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2/7/14 Posted 2/7/14

Google's Doodle is really gay To coincide with the opening of the Sochi Games today, Google protested Russia’s anti-gay “propaganda” laws through its Google Doodle, a rainbow banner with bobsledders, snowboarders, and figure skaters. In addition to the doodle, Google quotes the Olympic Charter's anti-discrimination clause. This, apparently, not only to imply that Russia is not acting in the spirit of the Olympics, but also so that we don’t confuse it as simply an... [more]

The Sochi Project: Interview with Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Rob Hornstra at DePaul Art Museum January 9th - March 23rd
Posted 2/1/14

The Sochi Project has come to America and now, concurrent with an exhibition in Antwerp, is on view at Chicago’s DePaul Art Museum. (Golden Years: Rob Hornstra's Russia is also concurrently on view at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam; read Edo Dijksterhuis' review here.) In the project, Dutch documentarians Arnold van Bruggen and Rob Hornstra tell the story of Sochi, the Russian city chosen for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and its surrounding regions. Since 2009, van Bruggen and Hornstra have buil... [more]

In the shadow of Putin’s prestige project   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Rob Hornstra at Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie December 14th, 2013 - March 9th
Posted 1/29/14

Making waves early on as the first Dutch photography student to graduate with a limited edition artist’s book and being recognized as a prodigy by the likes of Martin Parr, Rob Hornstra has always received his fair share of attention. But these last couple of weeks the spotlight has been considerably brighter. The reason: the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. For over five years Hornstra, together with writer Arnold van Bruggen, has traveled throughout the Caucasus to document the “reali... [more]

RCA Art students to design London 2012 Olympic podiums  
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1/28/11 Posted 1/28/11

(Excerpt from 'LONDON 2012: Art students to design Olympic podiums'  posted by Sportsbeat staff on More Than Games, Jan 2011. Found on http://www.morethanthegames.co.uk/london-2012/2713725-london-2012-art-students-design-olympic-podiums) ROYAL College of Art graduates have been commissioned to design key elements of the victory ceremonies at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Nearly 800 medal presentations will take place in 29 different venues across the UK. Students will design key e... [more]

3rd Prize at the London City Airport Annual Art Awards  
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5/28/09 Posted 5/28/09

My painting Pedal Power came 3rd in this year's Annual Art Awards at the London City Airport. A depiction of the British cyclists at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, this image epitomised the competitions theme of Health, Sport and Fitness - capturing the importance of sport to our Nation and looking forward to the role that the olympics will play in the regeneration of East London. Nearly forty entries were received of which seventeen were short listed as finalists and displayed in the airport termin... [more]

Call for participants for the 2009 ART OLYMPICS  
Posted 1/28/09

Participate in the 2009 ART OLYMPICS We are pleased to announce that San Francisco has been chosen to host The 2009 Art Olympics which will  commence on April 4th. You are invited to participate and/or attend, bring your friends and foes to celebrate a coming together of different factions within the art community.  Teams from all over America will compete in a total of nine events including the Painting Toss, the Studio Challenge, Giant Paint Brush Jousting and more!!!!.   The Art Olympics st... [more]

Call for participants for the 2009 ART OLYMPICS  
Posted 1/28/09

Participate in the 2009 ART OLYMPICS We are pleased to announce that San Francisco has been chosen to host The 2009 Art Olympics which will  commence on April 4th. You are invited to participate and/or attend, bring your friends and foes to celebrate a coming together of different factions within the art community.  Teams from all over America will compete in a total of nine events including the Painting Toss, the Studio Challenge, Giant Paint Brush Jousting and more!!!!.   The Art Olympics st... [more]


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