Email ABC Radio Hobart By Carol Rääbus Updated April 21, 2017 12:56:42 Photo: Dark Mofo has barely been staged without some sort of controversy. (ABC News: Gregor Salmon) Related Story: MONA's David Walsh apologises for Auschwitz comments over 'slaughter' art show Map: Hobart 7000 When the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) opened in 2011 it was expected to shock and offend some sensibilities. External Link: Tweet about goldfish in a bowl with knife Dubbed a "subversive adult Disneyland", David Walsh's private art collection boasts a series of walls lined with carved vulvae and the infamous stinky poo machine.And one of the most controversial exhibits is also one of the smallest — an untitled work by Jannis Kounellis featuring live goldfish.Earlier this year, Walsh wrote in a blog post after Kounellis' death that people "complain incessantly" about it.The darker side of artOften, MONA's winter solstice festival — Dark Mofo — has made … [Read more...] about Censored, pulled or modified: MONA’s history of controversy
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Email ABC Radio Melbourne By Nicole Mills Updated March 18, 2019 08:09:13 Photo: It can be confusing, so why do City Loop trains change direction after midday? (AAP: Tracey Nearmy) Related Story: Why is Flinders Lane not called Little Flinders Street? Related Story: The origins of Tullamarine perhaps have a poetic explanation Related Story: Is it safe to swim in the Yarra River? Map: Melbourne 3000 Sometimes it takes an outsider to point out the idiosyncrasies of a city.Scott McMillan has lived in Melbourne for 29 years, but it was his German girlfriend Eva who asked the question: Why do Melbourne's City Loop trains change direction?"Eva asked me why it changed during the day, as this seemed strange and really hard to understand," he said. "Being German, logic is very dear to her heart." External Link: Twitter: @leytonne So why the change?Metro Trains network planning general manager Huw Millichip said the City Loop's early-afternoon about-face was all because of … [Read more...] about Why do Melbourne’s City Loop trains change direction in the middle of the day?
The 21-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jarad A. Higgins, was seen joking around with friends on a private jet taking them to Chicago’s Midway Airport early Sunday morning. RELATED: Rapper’s tweet, lyrics and even a TikTok challenge seemed to predict his death “This was Juice Wrld as he got on the plane that took him to Chicago last night. He was in high spirits and looked happy,” posted YouTuber DJ Akademiks along with footage from the rapper’s final hours. This was Juice Wrld as he got on the plane that took him to Chicago last night. He was in high spirits and looked happy. pic.twitter.com/JBsuybaC9O— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) December 8, 2019 The Chicago-born entertainer went into cardiac arrest shortly after 2am at the airport’s private hangar and was rushed to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, the Chicago Tribunereported. Other reports said the rapper had suffered a seizure at the airport and started bleeding from … [Read more...] about Video has emerged of late rapper Juice Wrld hours before his death
3D-printed cocktails, a traffic jam sculpture made of hundreds of tons of sand and more celebrity sightings than a Kardashian Christmas party were all part of over-the-top festivities during the week of Art Basel Miami, but it was a banana that stole the show.The most talked-about artwork of the week was titled Comedian — a spotty banana duct-taped to a wall by artist Maurizio Cattelan.According to artnet News, two pieces quickly sold for $120,000. The Paris-based Perrotin gallery raised the price to $150,000 for the third piece, which will be sold to a museum. The bananas were bought at a local grocery store. No instructions were given on what to do as the banana ages. View this post on Instagram The banana taped on the wall, was sold for USD 120,000 (Rs 85,55,640) recently at Art Basel Exhibition. Well it has been eaten by a New York City-based performance artist, David Datuna and no, we are not kidding. The installation by artist Maurizio … [Read more...] about Here’s how a banana, duct-taped to a wall by artist Maurizio Cattelan added up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami
And ahead of the milestone anniversary of the iconic animated sitcom, The Simpsons, we had a chat with Yeardley Smith – aka Lisa Simpson – about the last three decades working on the show. While there’s a lot we want to know from Smith, first thing’s first; how the heck did The Simpsons predict the future and one of the biggest news stories in history? Of course, we’re referring to when they referenced Donald Trump as the US president in the episode ‘Bart to the Future’ in the year 2000 – when Lisa Simpson is president and has to clean up his mess — 15 years before he even announced he was running for office. “They literally thought, ‘What’s the silliest, most outrageous, dumbest idea for a president we can possibly think of?’” Smith tells news.com.au. “He (Donald Trump) was doing The Apprentice at the time. What’s really uncanny though is they animated him coming down the escalator. … [Read more...] about Voice of Lisa Simpson talks to news.com.au about the show’s eerie predictions