thepoliticalnotebook:

A grenade where you’d least expect it…
Estuche (Jewelry Case) — Los Carpinteros
At the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montréal this week, one of the standout pieces (for me) was this grenade-shaped chest of drawers (or, conversely, large wooden grenade with drawers?) — done by Cuban art collective Los Carpinteros. Lovely that it’s fully functioning — just as furniture, not as ordnance.
PBS Frontline covered Los Carpinteros back in 2008 in “Cuba: An Art Revolution." The collective, made up of Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez, began working in the 1990s and their paintings and sculptures can be found in museums all over the world. 
Here’s a slideshow with a selection of some more of their work.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Coyne DeGhett

thepoliticalnotebook:

A grenade where you’d least expect it…

Estuche (Jewelry Case) — Los Carpinteros

At the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montréal this week, one of the standout pieces (for me) was this grenade-shaped chest of drawers (or, conversely, large wooden grenade with drawers?) — done by Cuban art collective Los Carpinteros. Lovely that it’s fully functioning — just as furniture, not as ordnance.

PBS Frontline covered Los Carpinteros back in 2008 in “Cuba: An Art Revolution." The collective, made up of Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez, began working in the 1990s and their paintings and sculptures can be found in museums all over the world. 

Here’s a slideshow with a selection of some more of their work.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Coyne DeGhett

Q

Anonymous asked:

How can we promote healing if all we're supposed to say to racists is "fuck you"? I'm pissed at them too, but that just doesn't seem very productive.

A

yoisthisracist:

Hey ding dong, by telling racists “fuck you,” you let them know that their racist behavior and speech aren’t fucking welcome around people who aren’t, you know, completely pieces of shit. Treating those people like their racism is somehow a reasonable, debatable viewpoint prevents healing in the people who are actually affected by their bullshit.

thejogging:

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