Tokyo: the city that came out of the shadows

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Daido Moriyama has expended their own lives obsessively photographing the dirty stairwells, neon signs and salarymen of Tokyo in gritty black and white. Now, at 77, hes exploding into glorious colouring. Why? One of Daido Moriyamas best-known images is of a stray dog he encountered on a street in Aomori in northern Japan. Taken in […]

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The Funeral Party: scenes from the world’s most morbid garb ball

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On the premonition date of 16.06.16, a gothic gala ball took over a funeral home in Hobart, Australia. It was, for lack of a better phrase, once in a lifetime The mournful audio of strings rinse over the chapel as we enter. White blooms plucked from two coffins on either side of the door are […]

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Bye bye Zaha, hello fried egg! New designs unveiled for Tokyo Olympic stadium

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Zaha Hadids Tokyo 2020 stadium was proclaimed a national joke then scrapped. Now, its proposed replacements have been disclosed and they look like an egg and a stack of saucers It was compared to everything from a bike helmet to a potty, and allowed to spiraling to nearly doubled its budget, before being unceremoniously scrapped […]

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Megachurches: photographing America’s drab new cathedrals

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Lisa Anne Auerbach made a megazine of the structures hidden away from the centre of cities where thousands of people go to worship every week I started photographing megachurches as an oppositional idea, explains Lisa Anne Auerbach, a California photographer and artist. I had been doing a series about small free-standing businesses[ encapsulating] this idea […]

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Ai Weiwei interview: ‘In human history, there’s never been a moment like this’

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Ask the artist and dissident what he has in common with Andy Warhol and he says he loved his time. Ahead of his Melbourne show he talks about China, America, Lego and the wonders of the internet in conversation with Monica Tan So how many pieces of secondhand Lego does Ai Weiwei own? Millions, he […]

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