Las Vegas is well-known for its brilliant visual displays and brushes with high society. Film-maker Tim Burton finds the location irresistible. Chosen as the artist to exhibit at the world renowned Neon Museum, Tim Burton has created an amazing array of pieces which represent not only his own career and work but the museum itself. The unique and interesting spaces that incorporate the exhibition room have become a foundation for custom made artworks which make the best use of the given area.
It's been over ten years since Tim Burton showcased his art in The United States, so it's no surprise that the show is gathering lots of attention from around the country. Before becoming world famous for his role in the production of films like Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Batman, Burton had already made his name in the art world. His slightly cosy yet terribly worrying style has no doubt evolved over many experiments in varied media.
Featuring three major exhibits, the work spans across the museum campus. Visitors will find exhibits in the Neon Boneyard, which displays old neon signs, The North Gallery and the Las Vegas' Boneyard Park. Every occupied space will contain a unique experience designed by Tim Burton so fans can truly experience his universe in the flesh. A night time finale to the daily opening contains a light-show which utilises the combined efforts of the old neon signs.
The Tim Burton Exhibition at the Las Vegas Neon Museum is due to open its doors on October 15th and will close February 15th next year.
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Making Memories For Those Who Don't Remember – Holocaust Survivor Portraiture In New Display | Alternative Fruit
Facing death on a daily basis during time spent in Nazi concentration camps, being ordered to pile up dead bodies with those who were sick and dying as a slave, is not something we all remember. Those who do remember it have one thing in common, they don't want it to happen again. Unfortunately there have been more attempted genocides since the 1940s and humans still suffer the brunt of racism and intolerance all over the world. Perhaps at its most extreme, intolerance leads to extermination. Do we forget that these are real people, are they just a strange race of abnormality? Whether it's fear or disgust, these normal human emotions can become blindfolds to our own morality.
Mapping the anthropological story of genocide means that the human cost of the history can be remembered. By understanding the narrative, the qualitative information that enriches the raw data, we can ensure that the personal part of the trauma is not forgotten. In California's USC Fisher Museum of Art, a new painting hangs proudly on one of its many walls. This particular image features a remarkably life-like and rich painting of one Joshua Kaufman. At 91 years old, Josh is one of the few remaining survivors of the Nazi Holocaust.
He remembers the death and the final pleas of those who didn't make it. He has led a life of communication and teaching in order to ensure that those who became victims have their stories told and documented. In partnership with Steven Spielberg's USC Shoah Foundation, which dedicates its time to recording testimonies from attempted genocide survivors and now has over 50,000 of them, this brand new painting is part of “Facing Survival”. The exhibition contains sketches, paintings, a film, and thousands of documents available to read.
Aimed at shining a true and natural light on the world of hate-crimes, the show wants to help us all learn about the dark side of human passion and its ultimate cost.
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And it's not just animals, it's just that we all love them. Seriously, this is a super-talent which has sparked many creative ideas. Face-painting is great, we love to look like something else for the day as long as it's in the spirit of the occasion, but what about something less conspicuous? If it's a low-key glam option you're looking for, something that celebrates yet doesn't parade your obliviousness to the perceptions of others, a small ornate hand painting may be just right. Highlighted in the work of Iantha Naicka, this miniature painting specialist uses her own hand as a canvas to portray some truly adorable and life-like images. Now working on translating the idea to even smaller objects such as sea-shells, Iantha's mission to use something other than traditional paper or canvas is ongoing.
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Exquisite Four Hundred Year Old Murals Rescued From Graffiti In Indian Palace Restoration | Alternative Fruit
Situated in the picturesque mountains of India's Ladakh region is the beautiful Leh Palace. Built in the seventeenth century, this building made for the Ladakh second dynasty family has multiple floors and construction materials. With local trees such as poplar, willow, and juniper lining sun baked mud bricks the design was made to resemble Buddhist architecture. Completed during the reign of Senge Namgyal (c. 1590 – 1635), this magnificent building is painstakingly being restored by local labourers as well as expert technicians drafted in from around the country.
It seems that during the 1960s, something happened in Indian culture that allowed these remarkable structures to become objects of vandalism. Graffiti artists started appearing and scribing their personal messages on the walls of this historical and culturally relevant treasure. Part of the restoration work includes using strong chemicals to remove the modern chemical inks. Luckily for the original artists, their work was made using natural ingredients and are mostly protected from the ravages of the cleaning process.
Beginning in August, the careful work of the first phase of restoration is expected to be complete mid-September. Working around the clock, this team of regenerators have only one goal. Make this building beautiful, again. Perhaps once the murals are unveiled in their total glory, visitors of Modern India will be less inclined to deface them. Or maybe in this modern era, there will always be one idiot in the people box.
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