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The Con Artist: Helping Children, Knee Capping Children, and Clooney is Confused  
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2/14/14 Posted 2/14/14

It Was For the Children Photo of Simon Metke, 33, by Jana G. Pruden via Edmonton Journal Edmonton resident and small time weed dealer Simon Metke had no idea he was in possession of a stolen ancient Persian artifact valued at $1.2 million, so just chill out. Canadian officials raided Metke’s apartment late last month, and (according to the Edmonton Journal) Metke was just sort of like, woah, “What the heck is going on?” “There’s like 20 RCMP officers flooding my... [more]

ArtSlant Prize 2013: Robin Kang - Playing with Machines   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 11/23/13

Robin Kang - First Place, ArtSlant Prize 2013 Robin Kang interrogates machinery. From her roots as a photographer (BFA) and through her MFA in printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, it’s always been about how the machine affects the artwork produced and what exactly can be done within that process of translation: idea to object. Her latest projects involve two very different explorations. Using digital jacquard looms, she recreates patterns taken both from ancient weav... [more]

Artist Statement, 2013 - "The New Archaic"  
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10/7/13 Posted 10/7/13

The New Archaic Aesthetic, grace and depth constitute the main axis at all times! Postmodern attitude says “Everything contains art”. Although it was actually born as an attitude against programming and art’s industrialization, today it has subjected itself to the understanding it was opposing before. Now, postmodernism is destroying itself by being a subject to the process of modernization. Yet, distinguishing aesthetic is a need and the sincerity of the aesthetic one is obvious in every... [more]

The Gorgon's Riddle  
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5/28/11 Posted 5/28/11

  And what exactly is the Gorgon's Riddle that has endured the sands of time and is that which takes us to this present day?  The Gorgon (one of the ones who incidentally did not lose its head) gave a riddle for those who wished to seek safe passage and to avoid instant petrification. "When exactly is a man most like a beautiful flower?  The correct answer which allowed for safe passage and denies instant petrification given at that time and that remains to this day is the following simple,... [more]


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