Abbey Hepner

ART AND OTHER DIFFICULTIES

September 4, 2013 at 9:00am
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September 3, 2013 at 9:00am
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September 2, 2013 at 9:00am
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Tokyo explorations…

Tokyo explorations…

September 1, 2013 at 6:32pm
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“It is in dialogue with pain that many beautiful things acquire their value. Acquaintance with grief turns out to be one of the more unusual prerequisites of architectural appreciation. We might, quite aside from all other requirements, need to be a little sad before buildings can properly touch us.”  ― Alain de Botton,  The Architecture of Happiness

“It is in dialogue with pain that many beautiful things acquire their value. Acquaintance with grief turns out to be one of the more unusual prerequisites of architectural appreciation. We might, quite aside from all other requirements, need to be a little sad before buildings can properly touch us.”
― Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness

June 9, 2013 at 5:51am
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Reblogged from nevver

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Sashie Masakatsu

Something pretty amazing that I wouldn’t fully comprehend before living in Japan.

May 20, 2013 at 6:56pm
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Baby Formula Map of China by Ai Wei Wei

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Baby Formula Map of China by Ai Wei Wei

May 13, 2013 at 3:56pm
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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine Kamakura, Japan.
Medium format film

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine Kamakura, Japan.

Medium format film

May 2, 2013 at 4:45pm
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In Defence of a Fine Arts Education | The Mark News →

"Artists are also an inherently interdisciplinary bunch, learning—out of desire and necessity—to research and understand time periods, characters, conflicts, and methodologies, in order to complete their work. In a sense, they are part-time sociologists, psychologists, philosophers and historians. Ultimately, they are students of the human condition, and realize that learning is lifelong and does not stop at graduation day. Artistic examination of a subject is hardly arid, but meant to provoke, inspire, generate catharsis. In that respect, artistic endeavor is deeply community oriented, requiring a public and respecting an audience. Moreover, historically it’s those pesky artists who are often the most dangerously insightful, taking risks in creatively speaking truth to power, and suffering the political consequences. It’s no accident that artists are disproportionately overrepresented in dissident groups who often crazy enough to fight for and then successfully achieve some measure of societal change. We need artists to act as a mirror—to reflect back to us our shortcomings and failures—and demand that we deliver, and do better."

April 30, 2013 at 7:00am
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Working In Tohoku (northern Japan disaster zone)

Having consumed tens of books over the past few months on all of the complicated and disheartening things that have happened since the 2011 tsunami, I knew that I had to do something to help. Where one would usually digest images of the disaster and become a bit more numb to the cause, I have intentionally avoided this imagery. I don’t want to cling to the shock value or maybe I have really avoided it because it makes me feel helpless. Volunteering is a wonderful way to shift out of that helpless feeling and there is so much work to be done still…

“You cannot be truthful if you are not courageous.
You cannot be loving if you are not courageous.
You cannot be trusting if you are not courageous.
You cannot enter into reality if you are not courageous.
Hence courage comes first… and everything else follows.”
-Osho