Oumar Keita et Pierre Henry REYNAUD de Madrid ont parrainé le président de la Fondation Asie-Paix pour la médaille de la culture

Mercredi 7 juillet 2021 à l’UNESCO, le président de l’Asia Peace Foundation Jacky LEI WEI KIT a reçu la Médaille de la Culture des mains de Bernard Sok président de l’association de promotion des échanges culturels entre la France, la Chine, l’Afrique et les pays arabes. Le lauréat était parrainé par SEM OUMAR KEITA, ambassadeur délégué du MALI auprès de l’UNESCO, président d’honneur du Cercle d’Études Scientifiques Rayer (CESR) et vice-président chargé de promouvoir les relations culturelles entre la France, la Chine, l’Afrique et les pays arabes et par le…

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A Dusty Roadrunner, Sleepy Sandhill Crane, and Shy Sandpiper Top the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

 Photography #birds #contests Anna’s hummingbird, Patrick Coughlin/Audubon Photography Awards/2021 Fisher Prize. All images courtesy of Audubon, shared with permission Most years, the Audubon Photography Awards garners entries from photographers who journey around the world to spot the elusive, extraordinary winged creatures they don’t usually see near their homes. The last few months have necessarily restricted travel, though, prompting 2021’s entrants to seek out the unique and remarkable moments happening right around them. Selected from 8,770 images and more than 260 videos, this year’s winners capture a wide array of…

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“Haus am Strand” by Photographer Nolwenn Le Flanchec

Nolwenn Le Flanchec is Thai-French creative director and photographer based in Amsterdam. Made in collaboration with her studio-mate, German creative director and stylist Marie Godt, “Haus am Strand” came to fruition in 2020 while the two were visiting Langeoog—an east Frisian island in northwest Germany. Boasting a population of less than 2,000, Langeoog is home to several generations of Godt’s family and exists as a familiar landmark of her youth.  Describing the influence of her grandmother’s place at the “epicenter” of her big family, Godt explains that the “matriarchal point…

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“Creation Story” by Photographer Aaron Canipe

A selection of images from “Creation Story,” by Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based photographer and designer Aaron Canipe (previously featured here). Describing the series as “a kind of biblical genesis story with some earthly hangups,” Canipe explores the concept of our beginnings with a collection of observations in the form of black-and-white photographs. “Seen through the lens of the South, this edit of work takes the viewer through a cosmological and primordial journey of a world created by a divinity disrupted,” he elaborates. “Dinosaurs, snakes hanging by wires, scorched library books, and…

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A Dusty Roadrunner, Sleepy Sandhill Crane, and Shy Sandpiper Top the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

 Photography #birds #contests Anna’s hummingbird, Patrick Coughlin/Audubon Photography Awards/2021 Fisher Prize. All images courtesy of Audubon, shared with permission Most years, the Audubon Photography Awards garners entries from photographers who journey around the world to spot the elusive, extraordinary winged creatures they don’t usually see near their homes. The last few months have necessarily restricted travel, though, prompting 2021’s entrants to seek out the unique and remarkable moments happening right around them. Selected from 8,770 images and more than 260 videos, this year’s winners capture a wide array of…

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Layers of Cut Paper Foliage Fragment Christine Kim’s Collaged Portraits

 Art Craft Illustration #collage #graphite #mixed media #paper #portraits All images © Christine Kim, shared with permission Obscured faces peek through tangles of leaves and stems in the ethereal portraits of Toronto-based artist Christine Kim. Her mixed-media collages layer textured graphite gradients and mesh-like cuttings into splintered depictions of her subjects. “‘Fragmentary’ is one word that I return to again and again because I think portraiture is an act of catching glimmers of a person,” she tells Colossal. “I like the idea of not being able to see everything.…

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Otherworldly Paintings Trap Skeletons in Perpetually Bizarre and Eerie Situations

 Art #anatomy #painting #skeleton “Born of Paint,” 6 x 8 inches. All images © Jason Limon, shared with permission In his ongoing Fragments series, San Antonio-based artist Jason Limon (previously) uses muted jewel and earth tones to paint uncanny scenarios for his recurring skeleton figure. The bony subject finds itself in a variety of bizarre situations, whether bursting from a tube of paint, orchestrating a puppet show with a pair of ornate paper hands, or nervously awaiting an encroaching fire. Often set against backdrops filled with multi-colored dabs of…

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Sarah Sze Implants a Fragmented Installation of Individual Mirrors in a Lush Hudson Valley Landscape

 Art #installation #mirrors #site-specific “Fallen Sky” (2021) at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York. Photos by Nick Knight, courtesy of Sarah Sze Studio, shared with permission Artist Sarah Sze (previously) is known for precisely arranging unique images like photos, paintings, projections into massive sculptural constellations that collapse time and space, and one of her newest installations works in a similar manner, drawing on the tensions between the individual and collective and past, present, and future. Nestled into the lush hillside of Storm King Arts Center in New York’s…

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