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July 5th, 2009

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Nicole Tran Va Bang is a multi-media artist with a very accesible, but maturely provocative style whose artwork begs for answers to questions that all of us ask. The umbrella topic? Beauty. It has been a fascination for artists since the dawn of time, but not all artists have live in a time when beauty has become such a fascination of all of society. We are pummelled with it from billboards, movie screens and, not least of all, mirrors. Tran Va Bang’s art dares to ask what it’s all about, how we get it, and, most of all, what it means. [ Continue Reading ]

Fitness Bus Stop

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March 28th, 2009

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“Fitness First” bus stop. My first thoughts? How about a more appropriate title? I thought maybe, “Anorexia First,” or hey, how about “Privacy Last” ? Those are catchy, right? Let’s recap…

It’s a crisp… let’s call it a Tuesday. Crisp Tuesday morning in Amsterdam, and you’re settling down to wait for your bus for work. Scarf securely attached. Travel mug full of steaming coffee in hand. iPod blaring the new Thievery Corporation. It’s a good morning. And you take a quick glance around, and there, in the advertising space, staring you point-blank in the face, is your weight, in big, shiney orange numbers.

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