Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
CREATIVE ARTS TEACHER Cécile B Evans explains Art By Telephone, a recent activity students participated in with artists and audience members across the globe. In one afternoon, TGSers became creators of global art along with Timur Si-Qin, Lindsay Lawson, and Lucky PDF.
The event was live streamed in Australia at an arts festival with onlookers taking part in the constructive dialogue. Within minutes of completion of an art piece, a screenshot of the students’ work infiltrated the internet. Artists immediately engaged with the students on Twitter and dispersed these images far and wide.
Art By Telephone is a project initiated by Rebecca Lamarche Vadel and Cécile B. Evans. ABT is a mobile format in which the process of art making is broken down to it core elements, from idea to production, via video chat. For more on Art By Telephone, visit: http://artbytelephone.blogspot.de/