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Finding the Wolf Within

On the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, framed by never ending new construction of luxury housing, and upscale office and retail developments, sits a park that will have to wait until winter’s end to continue its own development. The National Garden Park is part of a new vision for Mongolia’s capital. It has echoes of public green space in South Korea, and the new construction surrounding it is modeled after foreign high rise developments. All in all, a vast departure from the Soviet architecture and urban planning the city was built on, and world’s away from the impoverished “ger district” on the North, East and Western fringes of the city. Mongolia is on a fast track to becoming an Asian Tiger, but...

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Street Art at Asian Museum

It’s street art and perhaps it’s all ok to do, I guess. This piece is by a group, UpsideUp and ask Museum Director Jay Xu who just said “go and paint our walls.” Hear that? Bay Area graffiti artists are notorious and strong. Aerosol on the walls? Maybe he didn’t want to say this. Museum Director Jay Xu says: “It’s a great thing that our museum is in such a dynamic neighborhood that artists choose to use our wall as a canvas,” said museum director Jay Xu. “We will keep it there as long as it lasts.” (SFGate - Jay Xu)

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Update to Totoro Yarn Bomb

Here’s a link to the Hookedhands blog who created and put up the Totoro yarn bomb. Did you know yesterday was Yarn Bomb day? It’s International as well. International Yarn Bomb Day! Well talked about especially during our Blithe Spirits art exhibition, was the Totoro Yarn Bomb. It’s Crocheted! We took a look at the blog, that were hanging in little strips of paper and saw this: “You can find my Totoro on Sawtelle Blvd between Olympic Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd.  He’ll be smiling down at all the Japanese food lovers and Giant Robot frequenters, spreading some neighborly love.” We thank Hookedhands for the shout and the neighborly love.  

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Street Market II – video tour MOCA – Art in the Streets

[youtube]kySsodNxIKs[/youtube] I shot this without the intention of turning it into a film, but I figure there’s so many of you out there who won’t be able to make it to MOCA – Art in the Streets. This is another way to see it. In my opinion the “Street Market II” is the best part of the entire exhibition. The three, Barry McGee, Todd James, and Steve Powers – TWIST, REAS, ESPO respectively, made an effort and succeeded in creating an actual environment, so I isolated it into it’s own video. No where else in the exhibition did I feel that I was being pushed into a very different space. Street Market? There definitely is a place that deserves such...

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