Japanese hip hop – Kenthe 390 http://kenthe390.com/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 04:34:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://kenthe390.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png Japanese hip hop – Kenthe 390 http://kenthe390.com/ 32 32 GOT7 Supports Youngjae’s ‘Vibin’, Fans Ask Jinyoung To Join TikTok Challenge https://kenthe390.com/got7-supports-youngjaes-vibin-fans-ask-jinyoung-to-join-tiktok-challenge/ https://kenthe390.com/got7-supports-youngjaes-vibin-fans-ask-jinyoung-to-join-tiktok-challenge/#respond Sat, 09 Oct 2021 06:55:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/got7-supports-youngjaes-vibin-fans-ask-jinyoung-to-join-tiktok-challenge/

TikTok has joined other social media platforms as an innovative way for artists to promote their new releases. With TikTok, videos are shared on other platforms as well as Twitter and Instagram reels, it has become the fastest way for a song to become popular. From fun challenges to dance challenges, fans and other performers show their support by going to TikTok and taking the challenge. Well, we had GOT7 making Youngjae’s solo debut by taking on the ‘Vibin’ TikTok challenge.

Youngjae first met her frontman Jay B and maknae (younger) line – Bambam and Yugyeom – for a reaction video to the teaser for her solo debut clip. They then got together and did the ‘Vibin’ challenge which dances the killer part of the chorus. Youngjae then asked Mark to do it who is currently in LA. The older member said he felt lonely doing it on his own so Youngjae did a TikTok duet with him and uploaded it. Fans have been waiting patiently for Jackson and Jinyoung to join in who are currently busy.

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Jinyoung is reportedly filming for the supernatural film “High Five” and the ongoing K drama “Yumi’s Cell”. Jackson, meanwhile, is promoting his new hip-hop group PANTHEPACK in China. He had already asked Youngjae to teach him dance. He then came to Instagram Live on October 8 last night while training at the gym. Ahgases (GOT7 fandom) was elated when he next danced to ‘Vibin’. With GOT6 doing the ‘Vibin’ TikTok challenge, fans now turn to Jinyoung to ask him to complete the series.

Jinyoung’s acting projects

After a few days of radio silence, the idol actor made headlines yesterday for landing two lead roles in the upcoming action thriller ‘Christmas Carol’. Those awaiting his appearance in ‘Yumi’s Cell’ were also thrilled since he was present in the preview of next week’s episode. But despite being busy, he has consistently shown his support for his fellow GOT7 members and each of their solo debuts.

Other idols join the challenge

Some of the other celebrities who have joined the ‘Vibin’ TikTok challenge are Lim Nayoung and Yoon Seobin. The latest idols to show their support are none other than Kihyun from Monsta X and IM Youngjae had been a guest on their Naver ‘Midnight Idol’ radio show on October 8 and so the three decided to take on the ‘Vibin’ challenge together. . These TikTok challenges are a fun way for idols to interact as seen with SHINee’s Key doing Hyuna and Dawn’s “Ping Pong” challenge while SISTAR reunites for Soyou’s “Gotta Go” challenge.

‘Do not be shy’

Fans tend to follow Jinyoung asking him to take Youngjae’s TikTok challenge. They made tweets like, “6/7 Park Jinyoung, don’t be shy, join them, you are the last missing piece”, “Park Jinyoung left the group chat” and “Jinyoung your turn.” Ahgases was also excited about Jinyoung’s upcoming acting projects as they posted posts such as “SO SO SO EXCITED FOR YOO BABI MAKE ROOM FOR PARK JINYOUNG YAAAALL”, “I missed you Park Jinyoung” and ” Park jinyoung of got 7 after releasing both Korean and Japanese versions of diving, filming for a magazine, filming for Yacha, filming for Yumi’s Cell, filming for High Five, preparing for the filming of Christmas Carol, precon left and straight and interviews.





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11 coolest concerts to see in Houston in October https://kenthe390.com/11-coolest-concerts-to-see-in-houston-in-october/ https://kenthe390.com/11-coolest-concerts-to-see-in-houston-in-october/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 19:45:18 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/11-coolest-concerts-to-see-in-houston-in-october/

Choices, choices, choices.

In most normal years, October means an increase in concerts due to the outskirts of Houston compared to the Austin City Limits Music Festival two weekends. (Check out our list of must-haves here.)

This year is different. Even without the LCA bump, the groups are clamoring to get back on the road after 18 months of site closures to make up for losses suffered during the lockdown and sites are only more than willing to book them.

This means that an assortment of acts and performers clutter up the concert listings, making choices extremely difficult as a casual fan of live music. Fortunately, CultureMap is here to help you make those decisions easier with some of the most notable shows going through the end of October.

Here are 11 to catch this month:

Modest mouse with Future Islands
Friday October 8
White Oak Music Room, 2915 N Main St.

Pacific Northwest Popular Act Modest mouse returns to Houston for a lawn show in White Oak with a new album in tow, The golden coffin, their first in six years. Highly regarded for their eccentric rendition of indie rock with a punk and left-field inflection, they found great success with the classic instant single, “Float On”, from the 2004 high water mark, Good news for those who love bad news after a series of very popular first albums.

Incorporating Smiths guitarist and Johnny Marr for a while, the band largely survived frontman Isaac Brock’s more questionable moments behind the scenes. They will be joined by the fantastic atmospheric rockers of Baltimore, Islands of the future, who made a career out of the innate charisma and original dance moves of singer Samuel T. Herring. Act now because tickets are limited.

Tickets start at $ 47 plus fees. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Sleigh bells
Tuesday 12 October
Direct warehouse, 813, rue Saint-Emanuel

Brooklyn Duo Sleigh bells immediately struck a chord when they burst onto the scene in 2010 with their murderous debut, Treats. Featuring heavy guitar riffs from Derek Miller, it juxtaposed Alexis Krauss’ sweet, retro pop coo with hip-hop beats.

Many have ranked them as the next best girl-on-girl rock group a la White Stripes and The Kills, and appearances on Anthony Bourdain. No reservations only confirmed their untouchable coolness. But the band continued to produce similar results, somewhat limited by their distinct sound. They will seek to break this spell on their new album, the aptly named Texas, and they can still bring the heat to the stage.

Tickets start at $ 30 plus fees. Doors open at 8 p.m.

CultureMap Show of the Month: Houston Artist Commissioning Project Live Part 1
Friday October 15 and Saturday October 16
Jones Hall, 615 Louisiane Street

Local artists are in the spotlight as the Houston Artist Commissioning Project (HACP) unveils six live performance winners during the project’s pilot year on the Jones Hall stage. The festivities will begin on Friday October 15 with the world premiere of the show, To become, a collaboration of an independent duo Say girl say and Two-star symphonic outing in what they call a “human musical and visual experience”.

They will be followed by an oral veterinarian Patrick dave with a poetic ensemble for Black, blue, all lives; OH MY! And Buckle38 and the Houston Contemporary Dance Company will bring together two boundary-pushing music and dance groups to explore the friction between the opposing force with Body and Spirit (Corpórea y Espíritu)

Tickets start at $ 25 plus fees. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Fat Tony with Cadence Weapon
Wednesday October 13
White Oak Music Room, 2915 N Main St.

Local underground rapper has done some good, Third Ward’s Fat Tony, plays a show in his hometown after a few years of unimpeachable success, including a spot on the nighttime show Vice TV, Vice Live, a multitude of appearances on tracks from other luminaries of the hip-hop world, and the release of 2020’s Exotic.

He will be joined by live Canadian MC Cadence Weapon, the former Edmonton poet laureate and Pitchfork contributor who has just won one of Canada’s most prestigious music awards, the Polaris Prize, for his album. exciting return, Parallel world. For fans of progressive and avant-garde rap, this show is a must-attend event.

Tickets start at $ 30 plus fees. Doors open at 8 p.m..

ELLE with Tone Stith
Thursday October 14
Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Boulevard.

Modern R&B chefs will be in attendance to see the Grammy-winning and Academy Award-winning Bay Area artist, HER., which has pushed the boundaries of the genre while making it to the top of the R&B charts and becoming a strong voice for racial justice.

The singles “Focus”, “Could’ve Been” and “Damage” all went platinum and she won the Oscar for her song “Fight For You”, her contribution to the film, Judas and the Black Messiah. She will bring that star power to Sugar Land this month.

Tickets start at $ 69.50 plus fees. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Death & Company
Friday, October 15
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Hall, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr.

Jerry Garcia’s passing was just another chapter in the story of three living members of the Grateful Dead, namely Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, who simply re-equipped as Death & Company and added firepower in the form of rotating musicians to play the role of the former lead guitarist.

This included Phish noodler, Trey Anastasio, and popular pop-blues crooner, John Mayer. Like most jam bands, the actual songs aren’t the point, it’s the journey into how they’re delivered, so prepare those free spirits to rock to the beat of the grooves.

Tickets start at $ 51.50 plus fees. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Kane Brown with Jordan Davis, Chase Rice and Restless Road
Friday, October 15 1510 Polk Street

One of the winners of the 2019 edition of RodeoHouston, No. 1 in sales Kane Brown returns to the city of one of his greatest triumphs, performing in front of 75,000 spectators at NRG Stadium before the world went dark just as his career took to the stratosphere.

This is partly thanks to the 2018 album, Experience, the realization of the crossover, the success of the general public. He’ll be dipping his toes into the water with a probably sold-out show at the Toyota Center, before we can see him again on the rodeo circuit.

Tickets start at $ 40.50 plus fees. Doors open at 6 p.m.

CultureMap recommends: Beach Fossils with Wild Nothing and Hannah Jadagu
saturday 16 october
Satellite HTX, 6922 Harrisburg Street

One of this fall’s best-known independent bands, Brooklyn’s Beach fossils roll around town after establishing themselves as one of the best indie bands doing the jangly, lo-fi, recorded in a trash can made popular by The Drums, Surfer Blood and Wavves.

They released three fantastic albums that touch on melancholy sounds, kind of like co-headliner, Wild Nothing. Jack Tatum’s vehicle, Wild Nothing emerged as a pop bedroom project, drawing inspiration from the sounds of the Smiths and even Beach House, before successively producing bigger records, including that of 2016. Break life and 2018 Indigo.

Tickets start at $ 25 plus fees. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Jonas Brothers with Kelsea Ballerini
Friday 23 October
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Hall, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive.

The Jonah Brothers (Joe, Nick, Kevin) are one of the few cases where a band is more popular after getting together than the first part of their career. But it was the feat they achieved when, after two of the brothers married very famous actresses (Joe with Sophie Turner; Nick with Priyanka Chopra), the boys reunited the group after a long hiatus for careers. acting, solo music and the project side.

They announced their return in 2019 with the hit song “Sucker”, reaching number 1 on the charts with the following album, Happiness begins, also hitting No. 1. Some guys are lucky. They run through all the hits (maybe even the Disney years!) Alongside country-pop star Kelsea Ballerini.

Tickets start at $ 39.95 plus fees. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Jack Harlow with Babyface Ray and Mavi
saturday 30 october
House of Blues, 1204 Caroline Street

A rising star of the rap scene from Louisville, Jack harlow works on festival posters with increasing font sizes with his intimately personal lyrics that are a direct line to contemporaries such as Drake. But when you invite stars like Lil Wayne, DaBaby, and Big Sean to feature on your records, fame is inevitable.

His very popular debut album, This is what they all say and a chart-topping song with Lil Nas X (“Industry”) puts it on a rocket you might not have seen since Eminem. Check him out in Houston’s smaller House of Blues – he won’t play in venues this size any longer. He plays both weekends at the ACL in front of much larger crowds, which will soon be the norm.

Tickets start at $ 29.50 plus fees. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Japanese breakfast with Sasami
saturday 30 october
White Oak Music Room, 2915 N Main St.

Already established as an independent rock star to watch, Japanese breakfast aka Michelle Zauner took advantage of free time during the pandemic, writing her memoir and becoming a best-selling author with Crying in H Mart.

But the road calls and the opportunity to promote one of the best albums of the year with Jubilee, his most completed work to date that has won over crossover fans outside of the Pitchfork set. Not to be outdone, she recorded and released the soundtrack for the video game Sable, this year too, making us all look lazy.

Tickets start at $ 34.50 plus fees. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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Honey I Joined a Worship Early Access Preview https://kenthe390.com/honey-i-joined-a-worship-early-access-preview/ https://kenthe390.com/honey-i-joined-a-worship-early-access-preview/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 10:45:18 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/honey-i-joined-a-worship-early-access-preview/

Honey, I joined a cult is a management simulation in the same vein as Prison architect, taking a refreshing, silly approach to establishing and maintaining your own, uh, alternative belief system. It’s now available in Early Access, allowing future cult leaders around the world to take advantage of the weak and the desperate!

My first impression is that this concept is still very rudimentary. There is currently only one theme available to build your cult – “Darkness” – and the user interface needs some serious tweaking. Players familiar with builders like this (Prison architect, Academia: School simulator) will instantly feel at home, however. Building and assigning rooms is as easy as clicking and dragging, although you can add your own personal touch with different types of doors, foundations, and decor elements.

The whole thing is imbued with a funky ’70s aesthetic, although this can the colors in the game sometimes look a bit like the wallpaper of your grandma’s house. Watching your base go from a few shacks full of poop buckets and dirty mattresses to a hive of activities is truly satisfying. You can sit back and watch all the different “therapy” and “relaxation” sessions unfold, gradually separating your subscribers from their money. You can send Followers out of your compound to complete missions to get rewards and research new tech – these are all standard stuff for the genre, but Honey, I joined a cult has a pretty entertaining theme to keep it fresh.

There are already several ways to customize your cult, but none of them really change as we’re still limited to just one central theme. I wanted to create a cult of money-hungry yoga enthusiasts determined to light up everyone’s wallets, but in reality they wouldn’t function any differently than the cult of standard boggy spooky space monsters. I really hope they diversify both cosmetic and operational styles of cults as development continues, because at the moment it feels a bit superficial.

Honey I Join A Cult overview

While Honey, I joined a cult does a pretty superb job of implanting the genre with all the mechanics it needs to simulate running a cult, the visuals are just a little too basic. Nothing really has a finish – everything is mostly functional, of course, but by the minute it looks a bit rough, like a half-baked imitation of the Prison architect style. It’s a shame that Honey, I joined a cult don’t work harder to visually separate yourself from the obvious inspiration.

I don’t really want to sit in my high chair of criticism and criticize the artistic style of a game that I certainly couldn’t make myself – it’s a very small team of developers, and they do their best to make the game work and look functional at the same time. Honey, I joined a cult just looks a bit rough, to be completely honest. The UI is fuzzy and pixelated, which works a bit in combination with some of the early access delay to make menu navigation a chore. In fact, naming rooms and placing objects is pretty straightforward, but the menus look like piles of clipart.

If you’re completely new to the genre and just fancy a bit of the occasional worship, Honey, I joined a cult is quite welcoming. The tutorial is in-depth and takes you step-by-step through establishing your first cult without bombarding you with information. The writing leaves a bit to be desired – they clearly go for some wacky, quirky humor, but that doesn’t really come off that often.

Honey, I joined a Cult Early Access – is it worth it?

This is a difficult question, because there are already a lot of Honey, I joined a cult play, but not yet a multitude of different ways to do it. I don’t really think the game is showing its best side yet, and unless you are particularly desperate to play Prison architect if it was directed by Charles Manson, you will not have the best experience yet. I trust the developers Unique Survivor Games can turn that into a really decent base builder over time.

If you’re looking for your next gender fix, Honey, I joined a cult just might be – maybe not just this minute.


Honey I Joined A Cult is available now on Steam’s Early Access. Why not check out more of our game reviews and previews here?

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On Korea’s March to Global Cultural Domination, plus a K-pop playlist https://kenthe390.com/on-koreas-march-to-global-cultural-domination-plus-a-k-pop-playlist/ https://kenthe390.com/on-koreas-march-to-global-cultural-domination-plus-a-k-pop-playlist/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 23:18:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/on-koreas-march-to-global-cultural-domination-plus-a-k-pop-playlist/

So far, South Korea’s cultural industries appear to be pandemic-proof. They are also gaining huge global audiences, not just large national audiences. In recent years, the South Korean television series (Squid Game, Descendants of the Sun) and movies (Parasite, Oldboy, The Maid) have become worldwide hits. However, it was the music industry led by the BTS group that made the strongest impression on Western audiences, and on a scale not seen since the heyday of The Beatles. Werewolf has previously written about the immense contribution BTS makes to South Korea’s GDP figures each year. Despite Covid, BTS’s success story continues despite everything, as news service Nikkei Asia recently reported:

The 2020 chart-topping single “Dynamite”, BTS’s first song sung entirely in English, created an economic impact worth $ 1.43 billion, according to South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, in stimulating huge increases in merchandise exports and the creation of 8,000 jobs in tourism. and other sectors.

This worldwide popularity campaign was the culmination of a plan launched by then-President Kim De-Jung in the late 1990s to develop South Korea’s cultural industries alongside its businesses. of information technology. For centuries, South Korea has lived in the military and cultural shadow of giant neighbors like China and Japan. This dark history makes the country’s current cultural impact in Asia and around the world all the more astonishing. Today, South Korea dominates them via the soft power influence of K-pop music, fashion and dance.

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Hallyu The (Korean Wave) effect became so pronounced that Beijing’s increasingly paranoid leadership began cracking down on all manifestations of idol culture – whether of Korean, Japanese, or Chinese origin. Alienating Chinese youth by banning the K-pop (and K-pop influenced) artists they (arguably) like is a greater threat to the survival of the Chinese authoritarian regime than a fleet of submarines. Australian nuclear power plants. The Korean wave is also making inroads into the structure of the American music industry. Korean record label Big Hit – now renamed Hybe – began to diversify away from its reliance on BTS, which would have accounted for 87% of its revenue in 2020. Earlier this year, Hybe bought a 100% stake in Ithaca Holdings, the American Entertainment Empire that counts Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Latin star J. Balvin among its roster of artists.

K-pop offers a complete package. Like Detroit’s Motown record label in the mid-1960s – but on a much larger scale – K-pop talent factories subject their young recruits to a notoriously grueling schedule that combines singing, dancing, self-grooming and style training. of life. It’s all wrapped up in music videos, the primary vehicle for marketing K-pop idols to the world. There is a darker side to the story. In 2019, the major label Big Bang was rocked by scandals linked to artist burnout, sexual exploitation and a few major suicides. The scandals do not seem to have led to visible reforms.

Obviously, the K-pop music playlist below doesn’t have the dimension of a music video. This is just a personal selection. The oldest track is “Gee”, Girls Generation’s flagship track from 2008. Before I get to the playlist, I’d like to mention a track from the beginning of last year – called “Daewichta” by Agust D – which illustrates how some of the best K-pop draws on a number of traditions in addition to hip-hop, American boy groups from the 1990s and girl groups from the 1960s.

Agust D is a solo project by Suga, one of the seven members of BT S. The name is Suga backwards, with the D and T being a reference to Suga’s birthplace, Daegu Town. “Daechwita” is the name of a traditional form of Korean music associated with royal and military occasions, and it provides the skeleton for the song. In the video below, Suga plays two roles. He’s both the berserk king and the idealistic commoner who seeks to overthrow him, a task the commoner is doing just as he’s about to be executed. The lyrics indicate the name of Gwang-hae, a teenage general during the ruinous war of 1592 between Korea and Japan. He later became the leader of the nation, and the nature and value of his period of imperial rule is still hotly debated.

In interviews, Suga has indicated that he sees the song and the video as a metaphor for his own relationship with the music industry. Ultimately, in this brief K-pop song, you can find Suga’s personal impulses related to domination and liberation, his ambivalence about the music industry, the fusion of hip hop with lore. Korean musicals and an introduction to Korea’s historical resentments against Japan. . Announcement on top of all that, it’s a pretty cool video:

By the way, there are other examples of how the lore has been exploited in K-pop. For example, this is a pretty enchanting example of the Korean female dance tradition known as Ganggansullae. The Stray Kids, a relatively new male group, have chosen to include aspects of this tradition in the choreography available here, for their 2020 track “Back Door”. Among hundreds of possible examples, this video for Momoland’s “Baam” is not just a typical example of K-pop video values, but of the industry’s global ambitions, with Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Chinese cultural references. French women who mark out his happy career.

If I had to single out an influential choreography piece, the sultry dance moves in this video of Park Ji Yoon’s excellent r & b influenced piece “Coming of Age Ceremony” caused a stir when it was first released over 20 years ago. . Years later, you can see a few guys from BTS playing silly at a rehearsal and lovingly celebrating it in this video. Meanwhile, Chung Ha’s video for “Gotta Go” is a neurotically intense example (from 2019) of where it all can lead.

Here is the playlist. Below I have included notes on some of the artists.

Footnote:
“Ko Ko Bop” was a huge hit in 2017 for EXO, and it was inspired by the line “ko kop bop” contained in Nelly’s old hit “Country Grammar” “which in turn referred to the single” Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop “from 1959 by Little Anthony and the Imperials which was (in turn) a cover of a great 1956 doowop piece by the El Capris, which you can find here. Ah, let’s talk about the rich tapestry of the song…

“Gee. As mentioned, remains an airy and highly regarded stage in K-pop history. Besides BTS, Stray Kids and NCT 127 are two of the most innovative male idol groups. In search of examples of K-pop flirting with noise and (currently) with 70s disco and 80s electro-pop are rabbitholes that anyone can disappear into for ages. time. BTW, the Lisa who sings “Lalisa” is also a member of the influential female idol group Blackpink.

Finally, it’s probably worth noting that Korean popular music is not entirely made up of idol groups. After winning a TV talent quest earlier this year, Lee Mujin’s alluring “Traffic Light” was a huge hit in Korea in 2021, while being unlike what is normally considered K-pop. . It’s more like a slice of 1970s California soft rock about a young man who isn’t so much in the red or green of life, but who lives much of his time bathed in the amber light of the world. indecision. If you are inclined, you can check it out here.

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Arashi Sho members, Masaki’s respective wedding announcements excite fans https://kenthe390.com/arashi-sho-members-masakis-respective-wedding-announcements-excite-fans/ https://kenthe390.com/arashi-sho-members-masakis-respective-wedding-announcements-excite-fans/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:44:36 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/arashi-sho-members-masakis-respective-wedding-announcements-excite-fans/

Arashi (a name that translates directly to the word “storm”) are a five member Japanese boy group known for their music that mixes pop, R&B and hip hop.

The group, made up of members Satoshi Ohno, Kazunari Ninomiya, Jun Matsumoto, Masaki Aiba and Sho Sakuari, held their first conference in 1999 and have been a popular idol group in Japan and throughout Asia ever since.

Arashi

Arashi began to achieve commercial success with the release of his single “Love So Sweet”, which was used as the opening theme song for the popular drama series. Hana Yori Dango 2, in which one of its members, Matsumoto, plays the protagonist.

After two decades, two of the members of the J-pop group, Sho Sakurai and Masaki Aiba, announced through their agency, Johnny & Associates, that they were going to marry their respective longtime girlfriends.

The news quickly spread on social media, with fans expressing both joy and sadness for the announcement. Some even thought that the two were getting married since their announcement was made simultaneously!

According to Japanese media, none of the future brides are in the entertainment industry, but they have had a serious relationship with their partners for a long time.

In the group, Kazunari Ninomiya was the first to get married. He married his partner in 2019 and recently welcomed his baby girl last March.

In early 2020, Arashi announced that they would be on hiatus indefinitely by the end of the year.

As of October 2020, the group had successfully sold more than 58.8 million copies of albums, singles and videos, becoming one of the best-selling boy groups in Asia.

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Malaysian singer-songwriter Talitha. appears in Japanese producer maeshima soshi’s new single, ‘Out Of Time’ https://kenthe390.com/malaysian-singer-songwriter-talitha-appears-in-japanese-producer-maeshima-soshis-new-single-out-of-time/ https://kenthe390.com/malaysian-singer-songwriter-talitha-appears-in-japanese-producer-maeshima-soshis-new-single-out-of-time/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 04:47:31 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/malaysian-singer-songwriter-talitha-appears-in-japanese-producer-maeshima-soshis-new-single-out-of-time/

Malaysian singer-songwriter Talitha. has teamed up with Japanese producer maeshima soshi for a calming new single titled ‘Out Of Time’.

The three-minute track arrived on major streaming services last Friday (October 1) and was released by the producer under the Tokyo-based brand Good Music Party.

In an Instagram post, maeshima described the hip-hop and R&B tainted lofi as a “heartbroken frozen song” that was co-written with Talitha. He also added that the collaboration is his “first work [that is fully] in English”.

Listen to “Out Of Time” below.

According to Japanese music site Spincoaster, “Out of Time” marks maeshima’s second global collaboration following the release of “Fly” in June, which starred Filipino hip-hop group ALLMO $ T.

Earlier this year, maeshima worked alongside fellow Japanese producer Kai Takahashi and rapper Rin 音 on the single “So Far”, and released another track called “Black Out” in July.

The series of singles comes after maeshima released the 13-track debut album “Wave” in 2020, which included contributions from Nenashi, Maco Merets, Rinne and more.

Meanwhile, “Out Of Time” is Talitha’s second single. for 2021, after March’s “Crazy” with Australian R & B-pop artist OXLEE.

In November last year, the Kuala Lumpur-based artist – real name Talitha Tan – shared a clip for her dance track “ineedsomeone”, which was pulled from her 2020 debut album “hi, je t ‘love “.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s rare 1982 painting resurfaces in Tiffany & Co’s “About Love” campaign https://kenthe390.com/jean-michel-basquiats-rare-1982-painting-resurfaces-in-tiffany-cos-about-love-campaign/ https://kenthe390.com/jean-michel-basquiats-rare-1982-painting-resurfaces-in-tiffany-cos-about-love-campaign/#respond Sat, 02 Oct 2021 03:56:23 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/jean-michel-basquiats-rare-1982-painting-resurfaces-in-tiffany-cos-about-love-campaign/

A few weeks ago, the worlds of luxury fashion and art collided with a buzz of excitement we haven’t seen much lately, when American ‘royal’ musical couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z made the front page of an advertising campaign for American jeweler Tiffany & Co..

The “About Love” campaign triggered a myriad of mixed feelings and reactions. The internet accelerated, especially as the campaign marked the first time that the iconic 128.54-carat Tiffany diamond had been worn by a black woman.

But before that, there was another reason for the attention. In a show-stealing move, the campaign features a very rare Basquiat painting with a distinctive Robin’s-egg blue background, which incidentally is very similar to Tiffany’s signature tone.

Featured just behind a tuxedoed Jay Z and a regal-looking Beyoncé – both dressed in black – in several visual iterations, the painting is meant to grab attention as the only aspect hinting at the brand’s color.

There have been many marriages between high art and fashion, but the rarity of this 1982 painting, Equal to Pi, and the intrigue of its unusual color gives an added thrill as it is a work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a name that has aroused lasting veneration in the art world and beyond.

Equal to Pi was created in what many consider the most coveted year of Basquiat’s prolific ten-year career. First appeared in a 1983 issue of GQ magazine, the somewhat obscure piece had been auctioned several times before the Milan-based family of jewelers Sabbadini bought it in 1996. It likely remained in their private living room until last month, when LVMH’s bought for $ 15 million. and $ 20 million, according to the art market website Artnet.

Soon, after shopping around for digital billboards in Times Square, New York, the artwork will find its new home in Tiffany & Co’s Fifth Avenue store, which is currently undergoing renovations.

But what would Basquiat think of all this if he was alive today and continued to make art? Tiffany’s vice president of product and communications, Alexandre Arnault, seems to think he can approve.

“We know he loved New York, loved luxury, and loved jewelry. My guess is [blue painting] is not by chance. The color is so specific that it has to be kind of a tribute, ”he told a fashion publication. Daily women’s clothing.

Well, that wouldn’t be Basquiat’s first foray into fashion, but not so much in his art as in personal interest. Stylish, albeit nonchalant in style, he had a taste for European suits, but he was said to treat those of Armani, Versace and Gucci like overalls, having no qualms about spraying paint on them while he ‘it was working if it happened. wear one. He was also interested in Japanese designers, notably Comme des Garçons by Rei Kawakubo, for whom he paraded for his spring / summer 1987 collection in Paris.

Again, who knows how Basquiat would react, considered an enigma. Even today, decades after his death from a heroin overdose in 1988 at the age of 27, people still read his legacy their own way.

Most would describe him as a young prodigy who went his own way, although the puzzles in the pieces that make up Basquiat – just like his art – can be polarizing and contradictory.

Revered as a genius by some and criticized by others for his “grotesque and childish” art, he was a graffiti artist turned professional painter who favored poetry and jazz as much as hip hop; a very critical rebel of the art market, yet describes his fear of being a “gallery mascot” at one point for his prodigious output and commercial success.

He was said to have dated Madonna, was friends with David Bowie and was well known for his even closer relationship with Andy Warhol – all indications of a man who was at the center of the cultural crossroads of art, music and fashion. in the 1980s, yet not quite belonging to one place.

Basquiat’s art nonetheless embodied the multidisciplinary experimentation of the time, the punk and rebellious spirit which, coupled with his complex and enigmatic character and backstory, had influenced and captured the adoration of a generation. Patrice Vallette, founder, director and curator of the Vallette gallery, remembers hearing about the inspiring story of the young artist as a teenager in 1985.

“I admired his style, the creativity of this self-taught artist… He combined the techniques with so much energy, creating a powerful tension of opposing aesthetic forces,” explains Vallette.

Basquiat’s distinctive neo-expressionism style exuded a spontaneity, raw primitive energy, and urbanity that appealed to far more than the general public. Vallette says it revolutionized the art world and effectively wiped out the minimalism movement. “It changed perceptions of what could be considered art,” he adds.

Malaysian artist Ajim Juxta says it impacted a whole generation of artists who followed. Having seen Boom for real at the Barbican Center in London three years ago – in retrospect – Basquiat’s first large-scale exhibition in London – the KLite says it got him thinking about his approach as an artist.

“Its aesthetic is an obvious heritage for me. Its words and symbolisms are portrayed with such crudeness, and yet, in the chaos, you can see the simplification of ideas. That his works are so adaptable to music, fashion and products is also a testament to their quality and versatility, ”says Ajim.

“Visually, I don’t see my work linked to his. But his processes and approach are interesting to study and follow, especially how he combines different mediums, channels, and creative elements to create something inherently ‘you’.

There is a long trail of documentaries, literature, films and more that delves into the legend of Basquiat – the man and the artist. But Vallette points out the simple truth behind such a glorious legacy. Perhaps the biggest key to his success was that he was incredibly prolific. He worked all day, every day, in his studio. Even when he couldn’t afford a canvas. , he painted on abandoned doors in the street… he had an innate need to create.

Getting back to whether he would appreciate having his painting in a luxury ad campaign like Tiffany’s, an article in Vanity Show recalled a little anecdote from Michael Chow, the founder of Mr Chow’s, a favorite restaurant of Basquiat and his artist friends.

While traveling together to Hong Kong in 1985, Chow was invited by the then manager of Tiffany & Co to dinner. Basquiat accompanied him. In his recollections, Chow said, “I don’t think he [Basquiat] loved my host very much – he was very rebellious and so ordered the most expensive wine, you know it was outrageous, that bottle of wine!

Yet the artist may have truly paid a fleeting tribute to the New York-based brand in Equal to Pi, which takes its name from the incorporated mathematical equations.

Who knows for sure? The legend lives on.

This article first appeared on September 13, 2021 in The Edge Malaysia.

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Gucci celebrates its centenary with the Gucci 100 collection and special pop-ups https://kenthe390.com/gucci-celebrates-its-centenary-with-the-gucci-100-collection-and-special-pop-ups/ https://kenthe390.com/gucci-celebrates-its-centenary-with-the-gucci-100-collection-and-special-pop-ups/#respond Fri, 01 Oct 2021 19:31:27 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/gucci-celebrates-its-centenary-with-the-gucci-100-collection-and-special-pop-ups/

Happy 100th birthday, Gucci! The Italian house honors its legendary heritage and pop culture influence with the Gucci 100 collection and a new series of pop-up stores. Alessandro Michele’s special collection reflects the relationship between clothing as an expression of personal identity and music that invokes collective memory, making clever references to songs that praise Gucci in their lyrics. That’s 22,705 songs since 1921, in fact.

“The centenary, for me, represents the opportunity to bear witness to the eternal vitality of Gucci which, year after year, is reborn, renewed, reestablishing an unusual relationship with contemporaneity as a boy, always young, observing the world with a powerful vision, ”says Michele. “I recognized the manifestation of his youth to have intercepted and crossed, for a hundred years now, popular culture in all its forms. Above all, in music: the only medium, outside of fashion, more responsive to changing times and marking the new, the today, the now.

The campaign, shot by Joshua Woods and directed by Michele, recalls musical genres across the decades such as jazz, psychedelic, Japanese punk, disco, hip hop and afrobeat, to illustrate an evolution across the decades. movements, styles, harmonies and an inherent thirst for life. Gucci embraces the practice of optimism expressed through the pleasure of dressing. The video and images brought in Christopher Simmonds as artistic director, Diane Kendal for makeup and Paul Hanlon for hairstyling.

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Gucci’s new pop-up stores invite shoppers to enjoy the anniversary celebration across the globe, including the historic New York City Meatpacking District and Miami Design District, as well as in Houston, Beverly Hills, Chicago , Atlanta, San Francisco and Toronto, in venues that span multiple floors of Gucci clothing. The Gucci 100 pop-ups juxtapose classic architecture with LED and white reflective floors that reflect the collection, celebrating the rich history and modern style. Music, like any other party, is at the heart of the Gucci 100 experience, as Gucci guests can experience in-store playlists, made up of songs from different decades that bear the old label’s name.

“This is not a revisionist attempt to delve into the past: on the contrary, mine is an” inverted “revisionism of the history of the House, stitched together by a piercing note, a melody, a refrain,” said Michele. . “If I were to represent Gucci, for me it would be an eternal teenager who hangs out in places where music is heard and played.”

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The ready-to-wear and accessories collection features new take on Gucci signatures, including belts, embroidered denim, ponytail blouses, jacquard wool outerwear, fur-lined slides, and more. . The piece is stamped with an exclusive Gucci 100 logo designed for the occasion and marked with verses from three songs chosen by the creator: “Music is Mine Gucci Seats Reclined”, from the song “The R” (1988) by Eric B. & Rakim, “This one is dedicated to all the Gucci bag wearers out there, it’s called You Got Good Taste”, from “You Got Good Taste” (1983) by rock band “The Cramps” and “And Men Notice You With Your Gucci Bag Crew,” from Amy Winehouse’s “Fuck Me Pumps” (2003).

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# Gucci100 pop-ups will take place in New York’s Meatpacking District, Miami Design District’s Paradise Plaza, South Coast Plaza’s Jewel Court, as well as other in-store pop-up venues in Houston, Beverly Hills. , Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco and Toronto.

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What’s going on in Tokyo in October? | Events https://kenthe390.com/whats-going-on-in-tokyo-in-october-events/ https://kenthe390.com/whats-going-on-in-tokyo-in-october-events/#respond Fri, 01 Oct 2021 01:17:47 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/whats-going-on-in-tokyo-in-october-events/

Tokyo may have a long way to go before Shibuya’s Halloween nights fully resume, but there are plenty of other events to mark on your calendar in October. As the weather begins to cool, there are outdoor festivals and events including the return of the Oedo Antique Market and the first Mind Travel Music Festival. If you are looking for arts and culture, you can enjoy a dance at Tahiti Festa or watch your new favorite movie at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Disguises optional.

September 10 – October 10

21 081 Challenge intensify

With the pandemic wreaking havoc over the past two years, conversations about mental health remain as relevant as ever. TELL Japan, an organization dedicated to providing professional advice and support to Japan’s international community, challenges runners across the country to step up in the name of mental health. The first race in 2019 called everyone to the top of Tokyo Tower. This year, use a fitness tracker and participate wherever you are in the country. Can you reach 21,081 steps?

Admission: 6,000 (Team), 1,500 (Adult), Free (Children under 12)
telvents.org
tahiti festa, october events

October 2 – 17

Tahiti Festival 2021

Tahiti’s biggest event in Japan is back offline and will be held at Odaiba Venus Fort in October. Dance while listening to performances by Tahitian dance groups or stroll through the stalls of Tahitian-related candy vendors. Even though the dream vacation destination may still seem far away, you can still explore Tahitian culture and find a piece of the famous island of French Polynesia here in Tokyo.

Fort of Venus of Odaiba
1-3-15 Aomi, Koto-ku
Admission fee
tahiti.co.jp
oedo antique market, october events

October 4 & 24

Oedo Antique Market

Are you looking for something… old? If so, you will definitely find something of interest at Oedo, Japan’s largest outdoor antique market. Transformed in recent months into the venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Tokyo International Forum once again welcomes the fond and lovers of antiques to its monthly market.

Tokyo International Forum
5-1-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Admission fee
antique-market.jp
makoto wada art

October 9 – December 19

Makoto Wada exhibition

Makoto Wada (1936-2019) is widely known as an illustrator and graphic designer, but he has also worked in the fields of film, essays, music composition, animation, and art direction. This exhibition is the first to take a closer look at the immense and diverse work of Makoto Wada. Discover facets of Makoto Wada that you have never experienced before and develop a new appreciation for one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists.

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
3-20-2 Nishi Shinjuku
Entrance: 1,200
operacity.jp
golden shower theater

October 15 – 17

Golden shower

François Chaignaud has been widely praised in France for his work as a dancer and choreographer and Akaji Maro is one of the main representatives of modern Japanese dance known as butoh. Now, Chaignaud and Maro are working together to create and realize a dream collaboration at SePT. After seven years of development “Golden Shower ” is a chance to see two of the world’s most acclaimed theater artists together in action.

Setagaya Public Theater
4-1-1, Tashido, Setagaya-ku
Admission: 4,500 (student and member discounts available
setagaya-pt.jp
spirit travel festival

October 16 – 17

Mind Travel Music Festival

Mind Travel is the newest outdoor music festival in Japan. The first music festival to be held at the Lotte Arai Resort in Myokyo, Niigata, the festival will feature three music stages, bonfires, a tent sauna and CBD represents all your live music and relaxation needs. Packages include hotel stay options and camping experiences with onsen pools to unwind after a long day of partying in the mountains with some of the best indie, pop, rock and hip-hop artists that Japan has. to offer.

Lotte Arai ski resort
1966 Ryozenji, Myoko Town, Niigata
Admission: 20,000 (two-day festival ticket)
mindtravel.spincoaster.com

October 16

Aya Gloomy, STsKi, Tamana Ramen

Aya Gloomy, NTsKi and up and coming AV duo Tamana ramen will perform together at WALL & WALL on October 16th live and streaming. Aya Gloomy has been widely acclaimed internationally for her versatility and style, NTsKi is an artist from Kyoto who captures the attention of local and international stages with her genre-defying musicality and Tamana Ramen is an audiovisual duo made up of sisters Hikam and Hana. Watch them all live or online on October 16.

WALL & WALL
3/18/19, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku
Entry: 3,000 (live), 1,500 (streaming)
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tokyo art book fair

October 28 – 31

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2021

This year’s Tokyo Art Book Fair will be held in a smaller but more dynamic format. Held alongside a virtual version of the fair for those who might not be able to attend in person, the TABF stands showcase a huge range of art books, zines and publications by local and international artists. Explore exhibits such as 2020 Solidarity, involving posters from over 50 supporting artists, Covid “Positive,” featuring works from around the world focused on the pandemic, and more.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (in person)
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku
TABF website (Virtual location)
Entrance: 1,000 (place in person), free (virtual place)
tokyoartbookfair.com
crying macho, october events

October 30 – November 8

Tokyo International Film Festival 2021

The 34th Tokyo International Film Festival focuses on the concept of crossing borders. The films selected focus on themes such as communication disruptions, gender discrimination and international conflicts. This year’s visual concept was devised by acclaimed fashion designer Junko Koshino, who invites viewers to explore a film that moves into the wind and into the future.

Hibiya-Yurakucho-Ginza area
Ticket information will be available through the website
2021.tiff-jp.net
Chrysanthemum, October events

End of October

Jindai Botanical Gardens Chrysanthemum Show

As the imperial flower of Japan, many festivals all over Tokyo will celebrate its bloom this season, but we recommend this chrysanthemum show held at Jindai Botanical Gardens. The expansive Botanical Garden is probably best known for containing Tokyo’s largest rose garden, but it also offers seasonal flower beds for year-round variety.

Jindai Botanical Gardens
5-31-10 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu
Entrance: 500
Jindai Botanical Gardens website

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Two Newly Translated Japanese Novels to Read This Fall

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‘Visions of Dante’: seeing the Italian poet with new eyes | Art https://kenthe390.com/visions-of-dante-seeing-the-italian-poet-with-new-eyes-art/ https://kenthe390.com/visions-of-dante-seeing-the-italian-poet-with-new-eyes-art/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2021 20:08:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/visions-of-dante-seeing-the-italian-poet-with-new-eyes-art/

In 1892, while Willard Fiske, Cornell’s first librarian, was restoring a spacious villa in the hills above Florence, Italy, he bought a small book. He was over 350 years old with a “sad” binding. He later confessed that he bought it only because he thought it was unusual – and inexpensive.

The book was a 1536 copy of the “Divine Comedy” by medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

Fiske sent the book to Cornell, downplaying its value in a postcard to acting Cornell librarian William Harris. “As far as I know, there is no particular value attached to editing,” he wrote. “If the library already has a copy, please forward it to the Dryden Library. “

This little book was the first in an avalanche of documents that now constitute the largest Dante collection in North America – the Fiske Dante Collection, in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) at Cornell University Library.

The collection forms the basis of “Dante’s Visions” exposure to Herbert F. Johnson Art Museum. Marking On the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, the exhibition of around 100 works in various media explores the visual nature of the “Divine Comedy”, which has inspired scholars and artists from medieval times to the present day.

“A whole group of people – curators but also exhibition coordinators, clerks, curators, photographers, video technicians and web designers – have joined forces to create one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibitions on Dante in 2021 ”, explains Laurent, co-curator of the exhibition. Ferri, curator of collections prior to 1800 at RMC.

“Visions of Dante” is not only exhibiting a large part of the Fiske collection for the first time. It also brings together works on loan from notable institutions like the Morgan Library & Museum and 20th century and contemporary artists from William Blake to Salvador Dalí, Robert Rauschenberg and Kara Walker.

Each play presents a different version of the “Divine Comedy”, in which Dante the narrator finds himself in an allegorical situation that any human being can identify with: lost, alone and fearful in a dark wood.

With Virgil and his beloved Beatrice as guides, he travels through hell, purgatory and paradise – described in the three parts of the poem “Inferno”, “Purgatorio” and “Paradiso”. Despite suffering and trials – or perhaps because of them – he emerges to reunite with God.

“This exhibition reaffirms the continued dynamism of the ‘Divine Comedy’ as a work of art, a literary work, and shows the many ways in which visual artists have made their own personal interpretations and translations of this original text,” said declared co-curator Andrew C. Weislogel, Johnson’s Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 curator of ancient European and American art.

The exhibition includes awareness programs to help learners of all kinds appreciate his works. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their classes to the exhibit. A symposium on October 16 will bring together academics to discuss Dante’s continued impact as a visual poet. And thanks to the Central New York Humanities Corridor’s collaboration with the University of Rochester, students in the area are encouraged to attend.

Advancement scholarship

The items in the Fiske collection are not only old and rare; they are interesting.

In 2019, Natale Vacalebre, a graduate student from the University of Pennsylvania, came to the Fiske Collection to look at a unique book and try to unravel its unsolved mystery.

The 1472 copy of the first printed edition of the “Divine Comedy” has a remarkable peculiarity. In its margins, someone has written a full transcription of a 14th century commentary on the poem. Even more convincing were the drawings in the margins, including the diagrams of the levels of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven.

But no one knew who wrote the commentary – or who wrote it down and the drawings in the book’s margins.

Vacalebre was unable to determine which handwriting appeared in the margins. But he discovered what they had transcribed: a long-lost commentary by Neapolitan scholar Guglielmo Maramauro. Until then, researchers only knew about his comment on “Inferno”.

“Cornell not only owns a copy of the 1472 edition, but he also owns the most interesting copy of this book in the world,” says Ferri. “You can have copies in better condition. But we find it much more interesting to have a book with a life, a book that proves that people read the ‘Divine Comedy’, thought about it, thought about ideas, wrote down it.

Ferri himself made an important discovery while leafing through one of Fiske’s large format albums. In the fall of 2020, Ferri discovered a previously unknown pen and ink drawing from around 1805 by Felice Giani, a sought-after artist of the time. “Virgil and Dante in Charon’s Barque” shows Virgil indicating what will happen as Dante reclines thoughtfully and Charon, the boatman of Hades, rows them to hell on the other side of the Acheron River.

One of the weirdest features of the drawing – the faces screaming and melting in the waves of the river – is something one would expect from Salvador Dalí, not from an artist who lived 150 years before him. “Here in a neoclassical design you have elements that are in very different contexts with very different meanings,” says Ferri.

Artistic interpretations

The exhibition also shows the many ways in which visual artists from diverse backgrounds have been inspired by Dante’s poem.

Frank Schroeder’s paintings are generally inspired by urban art, his French and West African heritage, and his personal experience of the legacy of French colonial history and the civil wars in Côte d’Ivoire. In his interpretation of “Inferno,” Schroeder quotes Henri Matisse’s “Dance”, Pablo Picasso and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Guernica” – but that’s not all, Ferri says. “In one painting we have this mix of pop art, hip hop, graffiti, and classical references – including a mask of tragedy from Hadrian’s Roman Villa in Tivoli – all dating back to Dante, with these exciting circles of hell, ”Ferri says.

Schroeder calls the painting “a sacred song of redemption,” Weislogel notes. “It offers the possibility that the struggles one encounters in Hell and Purgatory can be a melting pot that reshapes you as a person,” he says.

Kara Walker makes the same point, as an artist who recounts the brutality that the black body suffered in America via the Atlantic slave trade and the plantation economy. Her multimedia work “Dante (Free from the Burden of Gender or Race)” debuted in a September 2017 exhibit, a month after a violent rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, for the preservation of Confederate statues. “It’s her exploration of the placement of the black female body in the context of Dante’s ‘hell’ – the cleansing effects of hardship and the daily struggle of being a black woman in our society,” Weislogel explains.

And Yasumasa Morimura, a Japanese artist who remakes famous works of art by inserting himself into them, reinvented himself in his work “Self Portrait (Poppy)” as Beatrice in the painting “Beata Beatrix” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. . “Morimura really complicates the concepts of male and female beauty and sexual orientation by attacking the historic relationship between Dante and Beatrice, which is the founding principle of the ‘Divine Comedy’,” Weislogel explains. “Morimura is helping us look at this in a new way, which I think is really appropriate for this exhibition and the present moment.”

Ferri added: “These artists are living proof that even if you are from a different tradition – maybe Italian is not your language, maybe you are not interested in the Middle Ages. , or maybe you don’t believe in God – Dante is still for you.

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