Articles tagged with: art

Jae Rhim Lee (Artist/Innovator)

jae_rhim_lee.jpgArtist Jae Rhim Lee re-imagines the relationships between the body and the world.

Jae Rhim Lee is a visual artist and mushroom lover. In her early work, as a grad student at MIT, she built systems that reworked basic human processes: sleeping (check out her it-just-might-work vertical bed from 2004), urinating and eating (and the relationship between the two).

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Shirin Neshat on Being An Artist in Exile

Shirin_NeshatIranian-born artist Shirin Neshat explores the paradox of being an artist in exile: a voice for her people, but unable to go home.

In her work, she explores Iran pre- and post-Islamic Revolution, tracing political and societal change through powerful images of women.

Her photographs and films offer a glimpse of the cultural, religious and political realities that shape the identities of Muslim women worldwide.


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Rachel Simmons on Art that Makes a Difference

rachel-simmons.jpgRachel Simmons is passionate about teaching her students to be responsible leaders and citizens as well as accomplished artists.

Her interests range from collaborative community art projects to climate change, marine pollution and ecotourism.

Research and geography inform her work; she traveled to Antarctica in 2008 and 2009, and will visit Iceland this summer to study appropriate scale and the sustainable landscape.

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