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Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" has been described as the most "selfie-worthy" art show touring North America. But Kusama's work is not necessarily pitched at the Instagram hordes who line up by the hundreds to witness her famous mirror-lined rooms. A picture—however many likes and shares it gains—cannot convey the mental afflictions that provoked each piece. To get the artist's intended effect, it is best to enter the rooms she has built without a smart phone and ponder her themes of infinity, micro and macrocosms, immersion and emersion, death and life. The Hirshhorn's exhibit, assembled by the talented assistant curator Mika Yoshitake, opened on Thursday. Each ticket release sells out within minutes. It is the first time the Hirshhorn has provided timed tickets, as Kusama's rooms are meant to be entered by three people at most. The famous Infinity Mirror rooms appear small on the outside, but as you walk inside along a polka-dot pathway, you find yourself gazing into the horizon of seemingly infinite space populated with floating lights or lanterns, meadows of glowing pumpkins, or fields of phallic, polka-dot tubers.
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Part of a strawberry farm was set ablaze in eastern China after a sky lantern landed in a field during the Lantern Festival over the weekend. The fruit crop at the farm in Linyi in Shandong province was badly damaged in the fire on Saturday, leading to losses of over 400,000 yuan (US$58,000), Shandong Television reported. Sky lanterns are hot air balloon lanterns made of paper with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended. Many Chinese people set them afloat during the Lantern...
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Hundreds of people in Taiwan have been marking the end of the annual Lunar New Year festival by writing wishes on lanterns, before releasing them up into the sky. The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival has been held after Chinese New Year for 19 years, but has been criticised recently by environment groups, who say they are concerned by the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the mountains nearby.
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In an interview with German radio, he also reiterated that Britain could not negotiate trade deals as long as it remained a member of the European Union. Hundreds of people in Taiwan have been marking the end of the annual Lunar New Year festival by writing wishes on lanterns before releasing them up into the sky.
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Hundreds of people in Taiwan have been marking the end of the annual Lunar New Year festival by writing wishes on lanterns before releasing them up into the sky. The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival has been held after Chinese New Year for 19 years but has been criticised recently by environment groups who say they are concerned by the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the mountains nearby.
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But not everything is effortless, and sometimes the obstacles are just as important to discuss as the final product. The couple explained that one of the most difficult parts about transforming the dumpster into a livable space was cutting out the openings for doors and windows, as well as securing the studs, siding, and drywall to the corrugated thick metal walls. Though a bit of patience was needed for this process, once they got through it, they said everything else was smooth sailing. The couple is in love with their tiny vacation home's green windows that they discovered at a salvage yard. To make the space feel chic yet homey, they filled the home with stunning vintage pieces, such as lanterns, bed frames, and tables that they retrieved from the Old Brick House in Mesa, which just so happens to be Brad's mother's shop. Brad and Jamie Bigelow, who spent a mere $13,000 to complete their project, are a great example of just how limitless our options can be, especially when it comes to living spaces.
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6. The New Year is a time for families to come together. The 15 days of New Year celebrations are filled with cultural activities. The most important meal is the one that falls on New Years Eve. Families will eat traditional foods on that day, such as rice cakes, tangerines, fish, long noodles, and dumplings. Parents give their unmarried children red envelopes filled with money, called hong bao , during the holiday. The color red is a symbol of good luck in some Asian cultures. People will decorate their homes with lanterns and paper scrolls. Some communities organize cultural celebrations, which include dragon dances, parades and firecrackers. 7. Its celebrated in different ways across Asian cultures. There is plenty of regional and national variety in the way Lunar New Year is celebrated across Asia. In Korea, the festival is called Seollal .
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POSITIVITY has been shining bright in Cowley over the past few weeks as a community art lantern project lights up the sky.