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Banksy Shares Official Trailer for ‘Dismaland’

Banksy’s pop up bemusement park ‘Dismaland’ opened in Weston-super-Mare (UK) last week, and first reports say it really is a viable alternative to the “sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out”.

The dystopian paradise now has an equally dismal promotional video, in which a family decide to escape from mindless escapism by paying the park a visit.

Click the link to see the official trailer.

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JR: Blow Up

Renegade artist JR spreads his work around the globe in filmmaker Matt Black’s latest short film.

Now a TED Prize-winner, semi-anonymous JR is shaking things up at the moment with a new project whereby he allows everyone to print and post works in their own neighborhoods, all for free.

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Pow Wow Hawai’i 2013

“POW WOW IS A GATHERING OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS THAT ENGAGES WITH THE BROADER COMMUNITY IN THE PROCESS AND CREATION OF ART.

The beauty of art is most commonly enjoyed during its final stage. All the blood, sweat and tears happen behind closed doors. However, that is where the real grandeur lies. The process. Imagine for a moment a gathering of internationally renowned artists in one place. A place that will allow them to do what they do best: be creative. We give them the tools, the space and the freedom to paint for one week. We make that process open to the public, allowing them full engagement and interaction between the artists and their audience. They witness the creativity in its entirety and become an essential part of the artists’ process. It’s about the breaking down of those closed doors and making art accessible. Now take a step further and imagine transforming a whole neighborhood with art within a week. Seeing creativity happen all around you from beginning to end and bringing people together through the act of putting paint on surface. A POW WOW.”

This idea and message continues in 2013 next month.

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