Kanye West donates $10 million to sprawling volcano art installation
Not to sound like some kind of socialist, but is it possible that some rich people in this country simply have too much money? We would never begrudge anyone for working much harder than everyone else, which is obviously the only way to get a lot of money, but it seems like there are several big issues in play when someone can afford to throw $10 million—more money than most people would see in several lifetimes—at some cool art. That’s exactly what Kanye West apparently committed to doing recently, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the lucky art in question is the Roden Crater Project, a series of tunnels cut into an extinct volcano with strategic slits cut into the ceilings to create special effects with light. Sometimes we buy the generic Pop-Tarts because the real ones are too expensive, but sure, Kanye West should go find whatever sparks joy.
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Some people might think that TV programmes and the commercials that almost universally fund them are on the road to extinction, replaced by online entertainment, news and information reporting, and advertising. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case. TV viewing is, if anything, even more, important than ever before. That means that advertising in … Continue reading "What Sort of Influence Does Culture Have on TV Commercials?"
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Rapper Kanye West announced today that he plans to gift $10 million to the Turrell Art Foundation in support of the unfinished Roden Crater Project, artist James Turrell’s ambitious land artwork—an extinct volcano in the Painted Desert near Flagstaff, Arizona, that he has been transforming into a series of rooms and tunnels since the 1970s.Kelly Crow of the Wall Street Journal reports that West visited Roden Crater with Turrell on December 11, an experience which he called “life-changing.” West also toured the seventy-five-year-old artist’s Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition
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