Chiho Aoshima (青島千穂) is a Japanese pop artist and member of Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki Collective. Aoshima graduated from Department of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo. She had a residency at Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas in 2006. This young graphic artist began in Murakami's factory wi
Pioneering avant-garde 'father of the american underground', Jack Smith has been regarded by many as one of the most influential, and overlooked, director in the history of american independent cinema and one of the originators of Performance Art. Smith's queer aesthetics, mixed with keen eye for ca
The first Surrealist filmmaker. The first female French filmmaker. The first female-French-Surrealist filmmaker. Add to this the fact that "Germaine Dulac" was an ardent feminist (some say lesbian, too), and we've got quite a title. Like her Hollywood contemporary Dorothy Arzner, Dulac upheld each pa
And now for something completely different. It's 1969, love and social criticism are in the air. Throw together five well-educated Britons and one American (that makes six cross-dressed men all together), add a dead parrot and a wicked sense of the absurd, and "Monty Python's Flying Circus" is born.