“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.
I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
The ultimate aim of all visual arts is the complete building! To embellish buildings was once the noblest function of the fine arts; they were the indispensable components of great architecture. Today the arts exist in isolation, from which they can be rescued only through the conscious, cooperative effort of all craftsmen. Architects, painters, and sculptors must recognize anew and learn to grasp the composite character of a building both as an entity and in its separate parts. Only then will their work be imbued with the architectonic spirit which it has lost as “salon art.”
The old schools of art were unable to produce this unity; how could they, since art cannot be taught. They must be merged once more with the workshop. The mere drawing and painting world of the pattern designer and the applied artist must become a world that builds again. When young people who take a joy in artistic creation once more begin their life’s work by learning a trade, then the unproductive “artist” will no longer be condemned to deficient artistry, for their skill will now be preserved for the crafts, in which they will be able to achieve excellence.
Architects, sculptors, painters, we all must return to the crafts! For art is not a “profession.” There is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman. The artist is an exalted craftsman. In rare moments of inspiration, transcending the consciousness of his will, the grace of heaven may cause his work to blossom into art. But proficiency in a craft is essential to every artist. Therein lies the prime source of creative imagination.
Let us then create a new guild of craftsmen without the class distinctions that raise an arrogant barrier between craftsman and artist! Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.
- Walter Gropius (1919)
Artist: Tei Shi
“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”
We’re celebrating the young king paperfrank's birthday tonight @ Graveyard
This is something you’re not going to want to miss.
The Official Launch Party & Pop-Up Shop for LGDA Corps
Join the city in a celebration for the brands Laggooda Corp. & Green Beans Attack.
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Wednesday, November 6, 20137 – 11 p.m.at The M. Rich Building 115 MLK JR. Dr SW
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Music by Genesis
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GoPro footage of @EarthGang slaying the @_ChrisFresh produced “Machete” live @ The Unite Stage
#A3C #SpillageVillage #808Mafia
A3C Festival: The UNITE STAGE
Money Makin Nique
Villa & Rossi (Practice Bravery)
Wara from the NBHD
Spree Wilson (did not perform)
Miloh Smith (did not perform)
Two9 (did not perform)
Gunplay (did not perform)
BTS: @thatboycurtis & @retrojace goin in @ A3C #Unite Stage
A3C HIP HOP FESTIVAL: THE UNITE STAGE
2PAC | United Ghetto [interview]
Everybody in this rap world, all they talk about is money. You know what I mean and I’m not saying I’m the richest nigga in the game. Cause Fresh Prince, All these… There’s lots of niggas with money but I’m sayin’ its like, It’s not the money that I’m bragging about. These people see me with these jewels, It’s not that! It’s for these little niggas.
These kids that have just seen me in cuffs shot up in a wheelchair with my head wrapped up. Yet you see me less than a fuckin’ year later bailin’ through this motha fucka jeweled down like Shakazulu! Bangin’ on niggas! I got this whole shit shook up.
Everybody talkin’ bout this Westside shit right? Ice Cube started it. I was in jail when Ice Cube was out, that wasn’t no problem. The day I got outta jail it was a motherfuckin’ problem!!…. to be where the fuck you was from… The day I stepped out. That’ s power! I want these little niggas to see that. I didn’t get that power from guns cause there are no guns in jail. I got that power from books, and from thinking, and by strategizing.
That’s what I want little niggas to see. That,… Just for a year, niggas think, you know, ‘You’ve been in the game so long’ it took, all that shit didn’t matter cause the rape just veto’d all that, you get charged with rape, it’ll veto your career.
I started from scratch with Death Row, a new company. Not in, I was independent when I was 2pac. “Me Against the World” I just bought my old managers out. I had it all now . I re-signed to be a part of this for this to make my old shit bigger. And now I got Makaveli Records, and Makaveli is the first artist on that and then One Nation is the second artist on that, and then I’m signin Greg Nice and Smooth… to either me or Quest, Ghetto Stars, that’s like an off-shoot of the Outlawz. You know what I mean?
I got New Jersey as part of the west side. You know? Just like war. We put out flags in Jersey, We ain’t taking over Jersey, It’s still East Coast, but it’s just the Westside there, There is now a west side to New Jersey. Because Westside is not part of the map.
I’m not no dumb-ass mutha fucka! I don’t bang for the color or the land.. I bang for the principles and for the honor….I’m bangin for the Westside, this is in my heart. This is how I feel. Westside, California, You know? This is where I’m from. It’s basically like that…
But it’s really deep, like Westside, you know what I mean? When I be throwing up the \/\/, It ain’t for California, I mean, I love California, but the W is for the Eastside, It’s the Westside, and it’s the middle of, middle America and we divide it, That’s why I through this up. We at war right now, \/\/ for War, You understand? And when we all get together, the east coast, and the west coast„ and the middle of America get together, we got power and that’s when I won’t throw it up anymore. When we all together, They’ll only see me doin like this (makes motion) And that’s when we closer to Armageddon…. And we ain’t there. We all still separate in tribes… See.. I know what Tribe I’m in…
I’m in the Westside, there’s no way, I’m a soldier. I’ll always be true to them. And New York, shouldn’t be trippin, they should be lovin this, cause they the ones who gave me the power to do this. In addition to… Cause there’s West coast rappers too that go do that… What made me raw is that I’m west… I got both, I’m the future of Black America.
when we manifest the best of the Westside and the best of the Eastside and we bring that together… you know what I mean, when East coast G’s have sex with West coast G’s, these G’s being women, and then have kids, that’s gonna be the new breed.. you know what I mean? When you start breeding this culture with this gang bangin shit… That’s the new breed…
Right…right… to get out… but right now we stuck…
brickowens avant-garde approach with ‘boys dont cry’ [art exhibition] in middle of buckhead (atlanta) train station was revolutionary as it was refreshing.
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