Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton has worked as a model, actress, musician, and engaged in sometime business pursuits Hilton has made cameo appearances in several films, notably Zoolander (2001), Wonderland (2003), and The Cat In The Hat (2003). She landed minor and supporting roles in the feature films Nine Lives (2002), Raising Helen (2004), The Hillz (2004), and House of Wax (2005). Her role as Paige Edwards in House of Wax won the Teen Choice Award for "Best Scream" and earned her a nomination for "Choice Breakout Performance – Female".[14] (It also won her the 2005 Razzie for "Worst Supporting Actress" at the 2005 Golden Raspberry Awards.)


Paris Hilton's one night in paris

Belly dance of paris Hilton

Monday, September 22, 2008

Found at Rebel:art among other (excellent) participants of the International Sticker Awards (to be announced on October 3) is this wonderful example of product sabotage, by Thomas Judisch. The sticker simply says "free sample". You can agree with the ideaology or not, but you have to admit it's ingenious to say the least.
This can also be a vengeance of the vegetarians after all the flesh-fuss that has been appearing on New Art.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Age is violence. It is violence as in: power, and it is violence as the inevitable overpowering.
The women on the pictures from the Perishables series (2004) by Pinar Yolacan wear this age in a way that brings about strong feelings. Disgust? Humiliation? But why? Why is wearing meat so shocking? We do get it - the meat is just a continuation of what we are, it is as sacred or as profane as we wish to see it. So why does it seem so intensly profane? Why is it revolting?
The women on the pictures don't seem embarrassed. To the contrary - they know who they are. And they know how deep is skin-deep. And possibly because of their incredibly stoic stance, we reach another point - of acceptance, of peace.

There is a wisdom in these wrinkles that seems unbearably right. And beyond the purity of light, may I add - there is also pain.

The exceptional thing is - this pain is distinguished. And if you think it's because the subjects were WASPs, see Pinar Yolacan's the Maria series (2007).

Here are women from the Bahia region in Brasil, which was colonized by the Portuguese. And here, the flesh changes its value: it is not about age any more, but rather, about distinction and pride, but also submission and humiliation, about the color of skin and the heaviness of the-object-that-thinks. Maria is the most common Portuguese name - and in Brasil nearly every woman has Maria as one of her names. It is also a reference to the Virgin Mary, a reference that here challenges our thinking about holiness. Look at this raw, dark flesh, and see the purity.

It seems to me Yolacan does not really have a statement that guides her work (interview with the artist here). Vanitas. Possibly. But I'd rather see her as a researcher - she investigates what the matter - the flesh - can tell her, where it can lead her. And this very intuitive, "non-rational" way of working is something I cherish. Because if you listen carefuly, your own sensitivity will embrace the matter in such a way that, once it is done, the work might speak the thousand words you never knew you had.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Here we are, now, entertain us.
In a comment to my last post, Matka wrote: Please, add a new piece soon! My internet explorer opens with your page and this work makes me seek [sick?] for a couple of hours.

Independent on whether this particular request should be executed or not, a serious issue creeps up behind: can we speak of a more or less bloggable material? Should we?
At first, there seems to be no doubt: a blog is personal by definition, right? The author decides what to put on it, and that's it?
Not quite.
1) Any reader of art blogs will notice blogs have formulas and tend to stick to them (this is not just the case of art blogs, obviously). So there is a topic, an approach, a way of writing and really, a "strategy". This can be a personal strategy, but it remains one.
2) In the case of art blogs, strong images work. That is, if you're looking for an audience, don't spend so much time writing: find attractive images. They can be shocking, but they have to be instantly rewarding for the spectator. And that's disgusting, dear Matka.
There's the rub: A blog is like a light version of a magazine. You drop by, take a glance, and in case of picture-filled blogs, if the image is not appealing, you move along. I see it in the stats, I know it (mea culpa) from autopsy. An art blog is, to a great extent, a mini-gallery. To a neophyte observer it might seem like people only take a glance and then leave. But after all, isn't it about those few that stay a while and dwelve deeper?

It's nice to be visited. And appreciated. And the more popular you are, the more, humm, popular you are.
The point is, it influences the choices you make. And all of a sudden, you know what sort of images work on the blog. And those are the ones you choose. Fast art consumption. It's nice, it's clean, we get it. Good, effective art.
Then the next step might be thinking about not offending Matka's tastes. And that's scary if you write a blog, (a personal page). But then, even if you don't go that far, the blog, the site, gains a life of its own. And thenyou start listening in on what it wants.

Come to think of it, it's not necessarily horrible. After all, it's also the wonderful feeling of an object coming to life, gaining an identity. Indeed, in the case of this blog this life has been continuing even during my absences. And that's a beautiful sight.
Yet it is still mine. Heheh...
And hopefuly, the lapse in Matka's text did make sense: beyond making her sick, the image also makes her seek for a couple of hours.
And in case it doesn't, here are a couple of replacement images. If anyone here can handle Japanese, please go here or here and let me know who is the artist, and what is going on, these sites seem creepy as hell...

O, that this too too solid flesh would melt
Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Not fit. (As if fit actually still meant fit for something). Too much body in the body. Too much flesh in the flesh. Too little shape. Too little containment. The form is amorphic. It isn't even interesting in its lack of shape.
Someone once told me he kept surprizing himself by how profoundly average he was.
What argument against it? Self-awareness? That's pitiful. I say, tie him up with a thin red line. Make him dance like a ham. Make him squeek, make him laugh. Now, cut the line.
And see how the marks fade away.
Ever so slowly.

The charming picture is by Alison Brady.


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Adah Sharma

Adah Sharma was born on May 11, 1987 in Mumbai, India. She is blue eyed 5ft 7in tall Indian actress who is debuting in Bollywood industry with horror movie 1920 opposite model turned actor Rajneesh Duggal. Anjorie Alagh, Roshni Chopra and Barkha Bhist are also part of this film. Rakhi Sawant is appearing in an item song Bichhua in this movie.

Adah has done her schooling from Auxilium Convent High School and later graduated from Mumbai University with a degree in psychology. Apart from knowing malkem, gymnastics and yoga, she is a trained kathak dancer.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Britney Spears has swept the board at the MTV Video Music Awards show in Los Angeles, collecting three prizes for her track Piece of Me.
Best video: Britney Spears, Piece of Me
Best pop video: Britney Spears, Piece of Me
Best female video: Britney Spears, Piece of Me

The same promo also earned Spears the awards for best video by a female artist and top pop video.

She had been nominated for MTV video awards 16 times before but had never won.
"Wow, thank you, I'm in shock right now," she said as she collected her third and final trophy.

"I was not expecting this. This is such an honor to have this award right now. I want to thank my fans. This is dedicated to you."

Presidential race

Brand said the night marked the "launch of a very new Britney Spears era".

"Consider this the resurrection of Britney Spears," he said. "If there was a female Christ, it's Britney."

Britney Spears opened 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night in LA. Clad in a silver, shimmering flapper dress, the pop princess looked absolutely fabulous! And the star-studded crowd gave her a standing ovation even before she opened her mouth.

Britney Spears Video , Piece of Me

Friday, September 5, 2008

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970, in Huntington, New York, to parents Patricia and Alfred. Unfortunately, her parents divorced when she was only 3 years old. As a result of her Irish, Venezuelan and black descent, Mariah Carey encountered some racial discrimination while growing up.
Mariah Carey was raised in a poverty-stricken home, and her mother was forced to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. Conveniently enough, it was Mariah Carey's mom who noticed her daughter's vocal talents.
Mariah Carey's rise to glory began in 1990 with her hit song "Vision of Love." After several follow-up albums, she has grown to become a household name, as well as a diva of our era.

Mariah Carey has been extremely successful as a singer, having cowritten many of her biggest hits and having sold millions of albums worldwide.
She may be considered a pop diva, but her singles have crossed over to top the R&B, hip-hop and adult contemporary charts too.
Between 1990 and 2000, she had 15 No. 1 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart; that's twice as many as Janet Jackson during the same period, and more than Madonna, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion combined. Her first four singles all reached the pop summit, while her 1995 duet with Boyz II Men "One Sweet Day," holds the record for most weeks at No. 1; it sat tight for an incredible 16 weeks.
She's also been nominated for countless Grammy Awards. She started winning them from the time of her 1990 debut album, when she won in the Best New Artist and Best Femal
e Pop Vocal Performance (for "Vision of Love") categories.
As if those accomplishments weren't enough, Mariah Carey continued to receive success as her career progressed. Her 2005 album, The Emancipation of Mimi, debuted at No. 1, and the single "We Belong Together" held the Hot 100's No. 1 position for 14 weeks and was 2005's biggest hit in the States.
Her 2008 album E=MC2, another brilliant success, was Mariah Carey's 11th studio album to date.

"Butterflies are always following me everywhere I go."

Slideshow: Mariah Carey Sexy Photos - Click here

Proximity is all the rumor mill needs to start cranking, as evidenced this weekend when Britney Spears was spotted within Cheeto-throwing distance of her paparazzo ex, Adnan Ghalib. People reports that the comeback-minded, but still conservator-controlled, popster spent the holiday in Las Vegas relaxing with pals -- and minders -- at the Mirage Hotel, the very same place her chin strip-sporting former flame happened to be wandering around. According to the mag, they "did not see each other in public though they were within a few yards of each other several times" on Sunday as a bikini-clad Brit worked on her skin damage tan by the hotel's pool. No word on whether Spears, whose father, Jamie, has the final say on who she can and cannot see, caught up with Ghalib in private. "I don't think it was a coincidence that he was there," a snitch tells E! News. "What are the odds?" When not soaking up the sun and having less-than-coincidental near-misses with an ex, Britney, who may or may not be appearing at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 7, made a return visit to Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and caught Cirque du Soleil's "Love" show.

There are plenty of theories bouncing around over why David Duchovny checked himself into rehab for sex addiction, including the possibility that he stepped out on Téa Leoni, his wife of more than a decade. But an insider hints to Fox News that there may be a more solitary explanation than an affair, namely, a dependence on online porn. So why did the actor invite many an easy comparison to his pleasure-seeking "Californication" character and his "X-Files" alter ego (Mulder, you may remember, had a weakness for pornography) by revealing he's in treatment? Word is, one of his fellow patients sold him out to a tabloid, which was about to run with the story.

If you prefer your romance rumors with a dab of Clearasil and side of geometry homework, then a recent double date should be of particular interest. Us Weekly reports that the Jonas Brothers stepped out for dinner in New York last Thursday with Selena Gomez, 16, and Taylor Swift, 18, who have been linked to 15-year-old Nick and 19-year-old Joe, respectively. In recent weeks, the wholesome teens have bobbed and weaved around the young-love reports, but in surprisingly similar ways. "He's an amazing guy, and anybody would be lucky to be dating him," Swift told People of Joe, who then dodged to Ryan Seacrest, "She's a great girl ... I think anybody would love to go on a date with her." Nick echoed Swift's sentiments to Seacrest, saying of Selena, "Well, she's an amazing girl, and anybody would be lucky to be dating her." Gomez, for her part, has denied the dating chatter, but says she and Nick "bonded" over their purity rings (hers, a gift from her dad, reads "true love waits").

For once, Naomi Campbell has a darn good reason to be miffed. The rage blackout-prone supermodel is displeased over reports that her moneybags Russian squeeze, Vladimir Doronin, surprised her with an $18.5 million penthouse in Sao Paolo, Brazil. "If I want a house, I'll buy my own," she huffs to the London Daily Mirror. "I don't need a man for that."


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