The Propeller Group presents their series of altered original oil paintings of Lenin at Art Basel Hong Kong exploring the public memorialization of revolutionary political leadership post Cold War, in the context of hyper-capitalism as it hinges on the verge of the cult of personality and celebrityhood…
The music world is already squirming with anticipation over Wu-Tang Clan’s upcoming LP, A Better Tomorrow, but it turns out the New York hip-hop legends have another – let’s say, more relic-like – album in the works. In a new interview with Forbes, RZA says the group plans to sell one copy of a previously unannounced, 31-track double LP The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shoalin.
“We’re about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before,” the rapper says. “We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music. We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king.”
Curator: Kris Kuramitsu
Location: Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena CA 91103
Opening Reception: 10/12/2013, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles-based collective The Propeller Group—formed by Phunam, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen in 2006—will
Tuan Andrew Nguyen discusses his sculptural response to the official monument commemorating Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc, who performed self-immolation in 1963 in protest of the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government.
Describing three iterations of his baseball-bat sculpture that he produced in collaboration with an artisan in Hue, Tuan Andrew Nguyen comments on the Vietnamese tradition of wood carving and reflects on the expansionist military symbolism of American baseball.
The Propeller Group discusses the details of their collaboration with advertising firm TBWA and production company Rice Creative on the rebranding of communism, a project that culminated with the making of Television Commercial for Communism (TVCC).
The Propeller Group examines the branding of nations and ideologies via globalized mass media, reflecting on the construction of propaganda, the definition of communism, and the effect of context on any given campaign.
To help the filmmakers finish the film…
Herbert Marshall Mcluhan (*1911 – +1979) lecture recorded by ABC Radio National Network on 27 June 1979 in Australia.
The best documentary about Mcluhan (in four parts) is definitely CBC’s Life and Times, Understanding Mcluhan here:
part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvpPb89ChM0