In 1980, photographer Mike Emery saw a China that was unknown to the West. He was able to immortalise a time of renewal, re-examination and eventual rebirth.
As a fictional Hunter S. Thompson once said, many fine books have been written in prison. With that being said, here are some writers you should consider sending them a cake with a file in it.
Photographer Mike Emery is in the business of capturing memories and documenting times that no longer exist. He saw China as it was, and has now immortalised that time in a new book.
The visceral hideousness of a ruined country has now reached the art world, as the Syrian Civil War rages on in Julie Mehretu’s staggering tableau.
Art not only enriches our lives, it can be deeply informative. Art from ancient times is often a window through which we can learn about life, culture and the belief systems of people who lived thousands of years ago.
Brussel sprouts, rotten fruit in a drawer, lederhosen kink. It seems the more creative an artist is, the more creative they are with their habits.