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Fine Art Degree? Not So Bad After All

Fine Art Degree? Not So Bad After All

Fine art degrees seem to be not so bad after all after a study shows that they are not only the happiest but the unemployment rate of fine arts majors is dramatically decreasing. 

(click on link for the article via. The Wall Street Journal)



Top 10 Most Shocking Performance Artworks!

Top 10 Most Shocking Performance Artworks!

The Guardian shows us their take on the Top 10 Most Shocking Performance Artworks ever! Quite a few interesting and frightful ones, and frankly just as many testicles as I expected.


(click on the title to access the link)

Jean-Michel Basquiat//Massive Attack

Jean-Michel Basquiat//Massive Attack

Jean-Michel Basquiat


A quick look at Jean-Michel Basquiat, and those he inspired.

(link above)

American Apparel’s Menstruating Vagina T-Shirt Explained!

American Apparel’s Menstruating Vagina T-Shirt Explained!

My OCADU school-mate Petra Collins, Toronto based curator/artist, made some surprising headlines last week with her new “Period Tee” for clothing franchise American Apparel. The tee, a line drawing of a woman with pubic hair masturbating and menstruating has news websites and magazines questioning the morals of the designer and company who would back (what they think) is ‘such a vile’ message.

In an interview with VICE (in the URL attached above), Collins discusses her meanings behind the t-shirt and states that this sort of negative attention is precisely what the shirt represents. The oppression of female sexuality and of something that is completely natural. Collins states that, “out of all the images everywhere, all of the sexually violent images, or disgustingly derogatory images, this is something that’s so, so shocking apparently.”

I highly recommend reading the interview, even if you are grossed out by the topic. Then, come back and tell me what you think:

Upcoming Artist

Upcoming Artist

This is my pal Iris’ Facebook page where she displays her wonderful art. This artwork is for sale! Get it while you can because I swear she is brilliant, the woman can do anything! Take a look I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. 



Patrick McGuire talks to a member of Anonymous who is directly involved in this operation of outing Rehtaeh Parsons’s rapists to get an inside edge on the hacktivist group’s operation.