Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lakshmi Rai

Lakshmi Rai
Lakshmi Rai
Lakshmi Rai
Lakshmi Rai
Lakshmi Rai

Lakshmi Rai (aka Laxmi Rai) was born on May 5, 1981 in Hubli, Karnataka, India. She is model turned actress mostly appears in South Indian films like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam language films. She started her career with Tamil film Karka Kasadara in 2005. Currently she is filming romantic comedy Bollywood movie HHey Gujju where Himesh Reshammiya is performing double roles. Shruti Agrawal is another lead actress in this movie.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ksenia Sukhinova
Ksenia Sukhinova
Ksenia Sukhinova
Ksenia Sukhinova

Ksenia Vladimirovna Sukhinova was born on August 26, 1987 in Nizhnevartovsk, Russia. She is 5ft 10in tall, blond hair with blue eyes Russian beauty queen who won the title of Miss Russia 2007 and Miss World 2008.

Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia was crowned by Miss World 2007, Zhang Zilin of the People's Republic of China.

Ksenia also won the title of Miss World Top Model.

Parvathy Omanakuttan of India became the first runner up while Gabrielle Walcott of Trinidad & Tobago became second runner up.

Also check out our previous posts on Miss World 2005 and Miss World 2006.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma was born on 1st May 1988 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. She is 5ft 9in tall elite model and actress in the Bollywood film industry. Anushka made her Bollywood debut with Yashraj film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, directed by Aditya Chopra where Shahrukh Khan played male lead role.

Before appearing in Bollywood she has done campaigns for Silk & Shine, Whisper and Fiat Palio.

Apart from that she is doing her major in Economics.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I don't remember how I found the video below. It popped up, and I watched, curious, then mesmerized, then disturbed, then - disgusted.
I decided not to post it on New Art. So as not to encourage something I find incorrect, or rather - wrong.
After a while I came back to see it, and watched the whole thing again. And I thought: who am I to judge this? After all, didn't I watch it with curiosity, and watch the whole thing, twice? Why can't I show what's disturbing me, bringing it forward to this public forum, so everyone can make her own mind?
But first, let me warn you: in my opinion, animals were being hurt in the making of this work. If you want to be absolutely sure you don't participate in any way in the popularity of this work, do not see the film below.

I would not resist if I were you. Maybe I would do it for the sake of something (it's a scary skill, thinking up good reasons). But I would be there, peeking in. Maybe not until the end. But then, it doesn't matter, does it? Does it?
The question of the onlooker, his power and his role in the process of creation, might often be used in contemporary art - but very seldom is it addressed in-depth. What is our responsibility? Can shutting our eyes be a good way of "appreciating" and yet disliking the work? Can I refuse something without knowing what it is? What do we know about the work we see above? About the conditions of its creation? Should I even be posting this without that knowledge?
See this strange video, also directed by K├Ârner (Koerner) Union. (Be patient.)

Now, the astonishing part with the hen makes me question my own assumptions. Was my judgement too simplistic, also in the other case? Maybe this is just a short moment, or maybe it's all a trick, maybe the birds are not bumping against the mirror, shocking against it violently, thinking there is space where a solid mirror remains? Maybe it was all digitally manipulated or they were trained, or something? Or maybe I'm being hypersensitive?

Relax, now.

Here are a few untortured animals, in a wonderful picture by Isabella Rozendaal.
No, this is no antidote to these moral dilemmas. But it's an appeasement: the gentle distance. Rozendaal is someone who appreciates " the remarkable and humorous things she encounters in real life". And a way of approaching reality which plays with the idea of "amateur" photography, so we feel like this is almost too easy, and yet, remarkably appealing.

Yet, after all this, let's make a circle, and go back to Korner Union, with a video that somehow makes one think of the pictures above, with simple stories that are just slightly off (and a great song by Don Cavalli)...

But my favorite thing by Korner Union is quite minimalistic I suppose and maybe it's just this mood, tonight, with all the snow melted away, thawed and relaxed and, well, it's a page I found on their soon-to-be-active site. It also takes part in the game of hide-and-seek between the onlookers and the people-who-show-as-things-we-like. And it's simple.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Miss World

Miss Russia Is Miss World

Femina Miss India 2008 top three winners in swimsuit

Parvati Perfect 10 Model Boxing

MISS MONDO 2008 is Ksenya from Russia. Miss WORLD Miss MUNDO 2008.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Halima Bashir meeting with George Bush.
In some cases, getting to a more aesthetic experience means moving away from the knowledge, choosing to forget the information we might have. Here we have a picture that has a very good, rational explanation: an African political activist fears for her life, so in order to remain entirely anonymous, she drapes herself entirely. The cause, peace in Darfur, is very noble, Halima Bashir's story (you have the link above) is shocking.
But this same picture can be seen differently. Here we have the president of the USA in conversation with the Unknown, the absolute Stranger. Here is a confrontation of the American/Western values, aesthetics, mode of functioning (notice the microphones!), attitude (the gesture! the gesture!) with the ghost of another world. It is a beautiful picture, and the most outstanding thing about it is - it's a readymade.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Daito Manabe is a funny guy.

But he also knows his business. This is no accidental work, as Manabe is a serious artist and very serious programmer. While looking through his work, I came across a video fragment of a stunning performance where he was in charge of programming (more specifically, of "sound/oscillation/programming"), a work called true, directed by dumb type's Takayuki Fujimoto. And, as expected from the co-creator of one of the most outstanding multimedia performance groups ever, this is... well, prepare to be amazed.


Saturday, December 6, 2008

I have been giving some video/art workshops recently, as part of the Stranger Festival process (produced in Poland by Kultura Miejska).
I am quite astonished by the quality of the work my students made. Below are three examples of work I find particularly interesting. The Stranger Festival might not be the ideal place for them, but after a little post-production, I will be sending them to galleries and festivals. It really makes me think of creating a sort of a production system with workshops and then promotion of selected works, like a curator/producer...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Still from Under Discussion, a video by Allora & Calzadilla (great interview with them here)

Excerpt from Tine Van Aerschot's first production, I have no thoughts and this is one. The actress is Forced Entertainment's Claire Marshall.
Another excerpt and a short bio here.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Diogenes Laertes, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Pythagoras, Bk. VIII, 8:

“When Leon the tyrant of Phlius asked Pythagoras who he was, he said, “a philosopher,” and that he compared life to the Great Games, where some went to compete for the prize and others went with wares to sell, but the best as spectators; for similarly, in life, some grow up with servile natures, greedy for fame and gain, but the philosopher seeks for truth.”

Video by comedian/musician Chris Cohen.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Kamila Szejnoch's work Swing is the winner of this year's Szpilman Award ("awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time"). The Swing was suspended on one of Warsaw's largest (and scariest) monuments, the monument to the Berling Army Soldier. (for posters in the same vein and for Szejnoch's commentary, see here).

Two other works I particularly like from among the finalists are Sai Hua Kuan's Space Drawing
and Kate Mitchell's I am Not A Joke:

What I find fascinating in Kristine Moran's paintings is the sense of discipline. The disasters that keep appearing, the huge messes of messes, the total wreck of a reality she introduces us into, seem like a carefuly planned catastrophy.
No wonder she arrived at theater interiors, with their settings ready for the show, with the wardrobe mirrors reflecting every possible aspect of the mask, with their ridiculously decorative shapes that are bound to disappear when it happens.
This stage is set for failure. A beautiful failure of something that seemed to be going right. Everything was set, every rule was applied and every hope was nurtured.
And yet, the closer to what matters, to the subject (the topic, the I, the eye), the bigger the tension.
Until it all just blows up in pieces.

But not entirely. And call me an optimist, but this structure which reappears even in the most amorphous circumstances sustains not just the painting, but also, whatever is left of me, the empathic viewer.

Moran's pictures have evolved into an astonishing universe where 3D space that contains, well, how do I put it... paint. Color. Texture. Painting is the better word here. It is as if the painting, a 2D picture, moved into a 3D space. And the space accepted it, incorporating it in its realm. If you think this is a metaphor, see this:

Kristine Moran has been compared to Francis Bacon. Yes, sure, the inter-dependence of form and reality, their perverse games of hide-and-seek... But Moran's work seemingly leaves the human body - though certainly not the human - much further behind. And maybe because of that, it appears as not so much a struggle of the artist, as a struggle between the forms themselves. As she watches them, cooly, from a distance.

The titles are, in order of appearance: You Used To Be Alright, What Happened ; The World Is Yours ; Collapse of Will ; Hunter - Gatherer.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Okay. This is not an easy moment. All this attention is getting me nervous, and I feel like everything I write is being observed... After all, this has all along been about a private journey into the realm of some contemporary art.
So, just to make sure it is still a blog, let me tell you a story.
Once upon a time, I was an addict of skiing. I trained and I raced (without too much of a success) and I even got to spend some time with the Polish Ski Team. My first encounter with them was in a hotel in the French village of Les Deux Alpes. I entered the hotel room, and there they were, Poland's finest skiers. Most of them were concentrated on a Playstation game of Formula 1, with its volume set to maximum level. The rest of the young sportsmen were watching TV - it was a formula 1 race, and its noise was competing with the game. Everyone was completely mesmerized by the two screens. It took me at least a minute to realize there was someone else in the room, though. It was Andrzej Bachleda, by far Poland's best skier, who has lived most of his life in France, and whom I considered a strange guy - not very talkative, some sort of an odd case... In the midst of the overwhelming noise, the man was sitting on the bed, tucked into a corner, and reading Hemingway.
Well, this man has also come a long way since that moment. He has recently put out another album. Here is one song. (Besides the charming music, do appreciate the Polish mountains in the background).

The Wooster Collective published an interview with Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. The answers to the following three questions are a brilliant introduction to his work. (My favorite, of course, is the third answer.)

Wooster: What other artists do you most admire?

I admire artists from different periods because of how they have impacted me at different times in my life. Leonardo da Vinci, Jean Giraud, Marcel Duchamp, John Heartfield, Ana Mendieta, Chris Burden, Barbara Kruger, Mark Pauline, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Joseph Beuys and Anselm Kiefer are each a little part of me as an artist. With my contemporaries I would have to say that Swoon, Blu, and Marc Jenkins have impressed me not only with what they say with what they create, but also because of who they are as people.

Wooster: How would you describe your art to someone who could not see it?

My art is usually found within the urban landscape. City textures are my favorite background for my work. I like to work with ephemeral materials. One of my directions is to create large charcoal portraits of anonymous people on inner city walls that fade away with the wind and rain.

Wooster: What other talent would most like to have?

If I had another lifetime to devote to something else I would probably be an archeologist.

There is one thing about these portraits from the Identity Series I find awe-inspiring. They are modest. They bring forward the anonymous faces in a way that inspires both empathy and awe. They put them forward, fighting the war with commercial works as well as any. And yet, they are not shining at us with attractive colors. Their truthfulness is more than honest. It is humble. And yet - proud. And one more crucial thing: these faces, they fade away with time. This rare combination of grandiosity and modesty is something truly impressive.

Which brings us to Rodriguez-Gerada's latest project, the one most of us came to know him for.
He is the author of a huge portrait of Barack Obama (although actually the work is still not finished). But I think this has received enough publicity already. Appropriately enough, the work will be called Expectations, and is yesterday's news even before it inaugurated. Which tells us as much about the reception of directly political art as about the work itself. (On the other hand, this expectation is also about preparing the desinchantment, isn't it?)

Two documentaries about Rodriguez-Gerada's work in Spain:

Monday, November 24, 2008

Getting Ready

Part of an installation by Urs Fischer.

(Slowly and gently coming back...)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I am proud to inform you that this site has been named one of the Top 8 Art Blogs of 2008 by the great Murmurart! It has also been listed as one of 100 Blogs That Will Make You Smarter at Online!
This demands celebration...
After the hangover, expect new posts.
Also a selection of the posts will hopefuly soon be featured at the website of the classy Art World Magazine.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Kelly Preston
Model, actress, music video star, and Neutrogena spokesmodel Kelly Preston is also a devoted scientologist, wife, and mother. Before marrying her current husband, she was linked to several of Hollywood’s best known actors.

Kelly Preston was born on October 13, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a teenager, her stunning looks allowed her to pursue a career in modeling. Discovered by a fashion photographer, he helped her find work in commercials and obtain small film roles. Eventually, casting directors took notice of the young beauty and began to cast her in more substantial parts. Preston’s first big-screen appearance was in the 1983 10 to Midnight. The rest of the decade would see her working steadily, appearing in such films as Christine, the film adaptation of the Stephen King novel; Amazon Woman on the Moon; and Twins, featuring big name actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.

During the 1990s, Preston put her career on the back burner to devote most of her time to her young children. In the last number of years, however, she has once again begun to appear in film. They include the scientology-themed Battlefield Earth and the film version of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, starring Alec Baldwin and funny-man Mike Myers. Kelly was also featured in the 2004 Maroon 5 video for the song "She Will be Loved." As the older woman in a love triangle, the video saw Preston heating things up with lead singer Adam Levine.

Kelly Preston Secret Admire

Kelly Preston Secret Admirer - Funny bloopers are a click away

Preston’s personal causes include the opposition of the over-medication of children for ADD and serving as a board member of the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition, a non–profit organization that promotes awareness of environmental toxins.

Kelly was married from 1986 to 1988 to American actor Kevin Gage, whose film appearances include Heat and GI Jane. Preston has also been linked to handsome stars George Clooney, star of Ocean’s Eleven and Syriana, and Charlie Sheen, the now former husband of actress Denise Richards. Preston and Sheen lived together for a year before Kelly ended the relationship in 1990, shortly after she was accidentally shot in the arm by Sheen. In 1991, movie legend John Travolta, the star of countless films including Pulp Fiction, Swordfish, and Saturday Night Fever, became Kelly’s second and current husband. They were originally married in a scientology ceremony, but were shortly afterwards married again because the fringe religion union was declared to be non-legally binding. The couple has two children, a son named Jett and a daughter named Ella Bleu.

Filmography :

- The Tenth Circle (2008) (TV) (pre-production)
- Old Dogs (2008/I) (post-production)
- Death Sentence (2007)
- Broken Bridges (2006)
- Sky High (2005)
- "Fat Actress" (5 episodes, 2005)
- "Joey" (2 episodes, 2004)
- Return to Sender (2004)
- Eulogy (2004)
- The Cat in the Hat (2003)
- What a Girl Wants (2003)
- View from the Top (2003)
- Daddy and Them (2001)

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kelly Brook – Hollywood Actress

Kelly Brook was born on November 23, 1979. Her real name is Kelly Ann Parsons. She is a famous English model, an actress, a host for various shows and swimwear designer. She finished her schooling in Rochester and joined Italia Conti academy of theatre arts in London.

Kelly Brook won a beauty competition and began her modeling career soon after the school at

the age of 16. Her initial advertising campaigns are ‘Bravissimo’, a lingerie company and ‘Foster's beer’. The tall figure of Kelly Brook with striking 5 feet, 8 inches and an eye-captivating figure did not go unnoticed. The Daily Star featured her as a Page Three girl. Kelly Brook appeared in lad mags like Loaded and FHM. Her name showed up frequently in the list of ‘FHM 100 Sexiest Women of the Year’ and in 2005 she even came first in the list. In the same year, the magazine Grazia wrote that Kelly Brook has the best female figure in the whole Britain. Her fantastic curves and grace brought her many opportunities to do commercials for swimwear, sportswear and hosiery modeling. Recently, the 50-foot high hoardings of Kelly Brook's bust in the commercial ‘Triumph Bras’ caused a commotion. In 2005, a fantastic black and white portfolio of Kelly Brook that was taken by the well-known photographer David Bailey came in British design magazine, Arena. Her alluring figure showed up in many billboards and in newspapers for the commercial Lynx body spray, otherwise known as Axe.

In 2006, Kelly Brook introduced swimwear and lingerie at New Look stores all over the nation. She also decided to release her own signature fragrance in 2007. Kelly Brook is an ambassador of the Prince’s Trust and also worked with the underwater fashion photographer Candice for the charity ‘fresh2o’, which promoted the necessity of clean water and sanitation in third world countries.

Kelly Brook Beach Scene HotVideo

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B&B Hot Erotic Scenes Brooke's and Ridge - Funny blooper videos are here

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fashion is a latest Bollywood movie directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. Here is a special post to cover all the hot and happening model actress of this movie Fashion:

Priyanka Chopra is playing lead role as Meghna Mathur in this movie. Check out more pictures of Priyanka here.

Kangna Ranaut is also playing lead role. Check out more picture of Kangna here.

Mugdha Godse is making her Bollywood debut with Fashion. She is also palying lead role in this movie. Check out more pictures of Mugdha here.

Manini De, a famous TV actress and comedian who is also playing in this movie.

Suchitra Pillai Malik

Kitu Gidwani, famous Indian TV actress is also part of this movie.

Chitrashi Rawat is also performing in this movie. She has also performed as Komal Chautala in Chak De India.

Usha Bachani aka Asha Bachani.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sambhava Seth

Sambhava Seth
Sambhava Seth

Sambhava Seth is an item girl who performs in Bollywood movies and music album videos. She has performed in many movies like Kaafila, 36 China Town, Zameer and many more.

She was also part of reality TV show Big Boss Season 2 hosted by famous Indian actress and Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty. Sambhavna evicted from the Big Boss house on Day 47 of the show. Alina Wadiwala, Diana Hayden, Jade Goody, Ketaki Dave, Monica Bedi, Payal Rohatgi, Rakhi Vijan are also part of Big Boss Season 2.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Gemma was born on November 16, 1984, in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. She went to Castlebrook High School, where she was very involved in school activities. She did quite a bit of athletics and was an avid sports fan. Obviously, she was an extremely popular girl and had a multitude of friends during her school years.
gemma atkinson on hollyoaks

Gemma Atkinson was too into sports to be interested in modeling and acting in her younger years. Thus, it was Gemma's mom who introduced her to the glitz and glamour of acting and modeling by deceiving her into her first audition. Gemma started off in commercial acting and photographic modeling, and her natural beauty and adorable face quickly made her quite the commodity.

In 2001, Gemma Atkinson was cast for the role of Lisa Hunter on the acclaimed English television series Hollyoaks. Her role quickly propelled her into fame and illustriousness. There were few teenage boys who could not pick Gemma out of a lineup, and she was only 17 years old at the time.
gemma atkinson on hollyoaks: in the city
Gemma Atkinson soon became a staple of the Hollyoaks brand name. Because of the success of the show and Gemma’s unbelievably huge following, the producers launched Hollyoaks: After Hours in 2004. It was a short-lived program, but it turned Gemma from a teenage star into a sex symbol in a matter of seconds.

Since then, Gemma Atkinson has appeared on two other Hollyoaks spin-offs. In Hollyoaks: Let Loose, she continued to play the role of Lisa Hunter. However, as the title entails, Gemma’s role in this series was a lot more liberal. Gemma also starred in Hollyoaks: In the City, in which she once again played a more mature and compelling role.
Why Is She Famous?

The English soap opera Hollyoaks has captivated teens across the world. Since 2001, Gemma Atkinson’s character, Lisa Hunter, has certainly been a part of the success of the program and of its sexier spin-offs, including Hollyoaks: In the City. But we think the best part of Gemma Atkinson’s career is her modeling for FHM, Maxim and Loaded, where one can truly appreciate her best “assets.”

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