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A career-long retrospective of artist, film-maker and poet Jeff Keen (1923-2012), who was one of the great figures of the British post-war avant-garde is currently on at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.
Keen’s work revels a wild spirit of anarchic play, a fascination with surrealism, and a love of popular culture. His life-long commitment to Brighton & Hove is celebrated in this display featuring a selection of his films alongside his paintings, drawings, poetry and assemblages.
Keen, who worked for Brighton’s Parks and Gardens for several years, spent most of his artistic career in Brighton and used the city as a major inspiration for his work. He ignored the hierarchies of the London arts scene and the wider world of avant garde cinema in favour of a radical commitment to locality and intimate community. Keen’s work focused lovingly on a close-knit circle of real and imaginary friends at work and at play in and around Brighton & Hove

Saw GAZWRX this weekend. A collection of short experimental art films by Jeff Keen. Amazing chaotic stuff. It really makes me want to get back into drawing. Keen’s work has a lot of recurring imagery even after decades of work. I always feel like I end up drawing the same things over and over so whats the point. Keen uses this to his advantage and really explores the ideas he is concerned with. Repetition isn’t a crutch. Its more like a meditation that opens up the mind and allows the underlying and surrounding ideas to come to light. Its food for thought. Might be time to buy a new sketchbook. 

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SHOOT THE WRX

A career-long retrospective of artist, film-maker and poet Jeff Keen (1923-2012), who was one of the great figures of the British post-war avant-garde is currently on at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.

Keen’s work revels a wild spirit of anarchic play, a fascination with surrealism, and a love of popular culture. His life-long commitment to Brighton & Hove is celebrated in this display featuring a selection of his films alongside his paintings, drawings, poetry and assemblages.

Keen, who worked for Brighton’s Parks and Gardens for several years, spent most of his artistic career in Brighton and used the city as a major inspiration for his work. He ignored the hierarchies of the London arts scene and the wider world of avant garde cinema in favour of a radical commitment to locality and intimate community. Keen’s work focused lovingly on a close-knit circle of real and imaginary friends at work and at play in and around Brighton & Hove

Saw GAZWRX this weekend. A collection of short experimental art films by Jeff Keen. Amazing chaotic stuff. It really makes me want to get back into drawing. Keen’s work has a lot of recurring imagery even after decades of work. I always feel like I end up drawing the same things over and over so whats the point. Keen uses this to his advantage and really explores the ideas he is concerned with. Repetition isn’t a crutch. Its more like a meditation that opens up the mind and allows the underlying and surrounding ideas to come to light. Its food for thought. Might be time to buy a new sketchbook. 

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File this under “Weird Chinese Things”:
These are the Haier “Brothers”. Haier is a chinese appliance manufacturer that makes a ton of stuff, and these are their mascots. This sticker is on all the household things. You see it everywhere. I guess China is super cool with gay interracial dating, as long as the Chinese guy is the top. 

File this under “Weird Chinese Things”:

These are the Haier “Brothers”. Haier is a chinese appliance manufacturer that makes a ton of stuff, and these are their mascots. This sticker is on all the household things. You see it everywhere. I guess China is super cool with gay interracial dating, as long as the Chinese guy is the top. 

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So much Punk in Beijing! And yet so many more bands to discover. I wish there was more merch available though. Most bands don’t seem to have any shirts, patches, stickers or even a EP for sale. 

Dr. Liu & The Human Centipede: http://site.douban.com/DrLiu/

Ouch (Ai Yo): http://www.xiami.com/album/14066?

The Reason: http://site.douban.com/reasontheband/

Joking Tasty: http://site.douban.com/Jokingtasty/

Gum Bleed: http://site.douban.com/gumbleed/

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Just saw a great installation of interactive works (as part of an exhibition at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts) by a collective called YKON. Way more than these few pics I could find online. Great stuff. 

YKON is an artist collective and advocacy group for unrepresented nations, experimental countries and utopian thinkers. YKON’s key interest is the production and dissemination of knowledge about these fragile entities by means of co-operation and collaboration between the arts and ALL other fields of study. YKON’s members are dedicated and committed to facilitate curiosity about utopian productions and designs to shape societies and futures by fusing groups and instigating unconventional thought exchange. YKON works with utopias, schools, art institutions, universities, science labs, corporations, private persons, and organizations around the world and beyond.

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I need this t-shirt. I need it in my life. 
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(and this patch/sticker 

I need this t-shirt. I need it in my life. 

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(and this patch/sticker 

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Extra bonus round on “How to spot an artist” pro-tips:

Rubens: "Skinny may be in. But fat is where it’s at."


Michelangelo: "Nude women are muscularly sculpted men with oddly shaped fruits attached on as breasts."

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Nebraska (2013) 58/365

Does he have Alzheimer’s?

No, he just believes what people tell him.

That’s too bad.

Just watched “Nebraska”. I think the funniest thing about this movie is that its a black and white film set in the Midwestern United States in the late winter/early-spring, so even if it were in color, it wouldn’t look much different at all.