Call it the Cindy Sherman effect. Now we all take it for granted that a photograph can be Photoshopped. We live in the era of YouTube fame and reality-TV shows and makeovers, where you can be anything you want to be any minute of the day, and artists are responding to that. Cindy was one of the first to explore the idea of the malleability or fluidity of identity.
The city will host the Olympics in August. On Sunday, Australian Paralympian Liesl Tesch was robbed of a bike at gunpoint while cycling near her hotel in the stylish Flamengo Beach area. The same morning, armed men invaded Rio's largest emergency public hospital to free a drug trafficking suspect who was receiving treatment under police guard.
Another patient was shot and killed in the crossfire. Those extra troops will be provided, the Defense Ministry said without specifying a number.
Under normal circumstances, security in Rio is the responsibility of the state government. The invasion of the hospital was especially embarrassing to local police because they had reportedly been tipped off about the plan. Rio suffers from a high crime rate.
But that has not prevented the city from hosting large numbers of tourists during events such as the annual Carnival celebrations and the soccer World Cup. Some visitors fell victim to petty crime during the soccer tournament, but most gave the country high marks for its hospitality.
It will be great for the gringos. The problem is what will be left for us Brazilians after the event is over. The bizarre attack in the town of Viernheim put the nation, which is largely unaccustomed to the kind of mass shooting experienced in the U.
About 30 police commandos rushed to the town of 33, people, 40 miles south of the financial capital of Frankfurt. No one besides the gunman was hurt during the two-hour standoff, police said.
He fired only four blanks from the rifle, according to news reports. Already tough gun control laws in Germany were tightened after school shootings in in Erfurt and in Winnenden left 31 victims dead.
The new regulations helped cut the number of firearm killings in half, to about 50 a year, according to experts. Germany is the only country in the world where anyone younger than 25 has to pass a psychiatric exam before he or she is allowed to apply for a gun license.
Those applying have to wait a year, pass rigorous tests and have a legitimate reason for owning a gun. Christian Pfeiffer, a leading expert at the Criminological Research Institute in Lower Saxony state, said in an interview that all indications are pointing to a mentally disturbed perpetrator who may have wanted to be killed by police in a shootout.
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Before several heads of state in Havana, President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko, announced an end to 52 years of hostilities that have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of dollars.Today, I think of Cindy Sherman as an artist who only gets better.” Set against opulent backdrops and presented in ornate frames, the characters in Sherman’s untitled Society Portraits are not based on specific women, Cindy Sherman.
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Biography Born Cynthia Morris Sherman, Cindy is an American conceptual artist, photographer, film director, and a writer. Apart from being famous for asking the all-important questions about women in the society, her photographs were some of the most expensive ones ever sold.
Cindy Sherman (American, b. ) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from.
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