Butoh emerged after the second world war, the term covers a diverse range of activities but primarily it is a form of contemporary dance. Butoh revolutionised the view of what dance could be, drawing on traditional Japanese movements, such as the mincing steps that one must take when wearing a kimono, and allowing the body to speak for itself through unconscious and improvised movement. The photographs taken by Mitsutoshi Hanaga beautifully capture these radical movements and Butoh’s powerful imagery.
Printed in 1983, this book still remains in very good condition.
I’m really enjoying these new pieces by artist 1010 that seems to peel away layers from mundane urban walls to reveal a depth of colorful layers. The Hamburg-based artist had a number of similar works on canvas at the Stroke Art Fair in Berlin in September.
BANKSY BRINGS IT TO THE BRONX - #16
Bansky’s newest work is a fiberglass replica of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined by a real live boy standing in the South Bronx. According to the BANKSNY SITE, the sculpture, Shoe Shine will move outside a different McDonalds everyday at lunchtime for the next week.
According to the Gothamist the sculpture is near 839 Westchester Avenue.
Don’t forget to listen to the audio guide for the piece here.