miércoles, 29 de octubre de 2014

Fall of the Berlin wall

9 November 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.

West Berliners chipping away at the Berlin Wall, Germany.  10 November 1989.

The Berlin wall, erected on 13 August 1961 by the communist regime in East Germany divided not only the city but families and friends. We’d like to document the effect the wall had on those living and working in Berlin at the time but also the changes that have happened for people, on both sides of the wall, since it came down. 

Berlin Wall in Google Street View
Berlin’s modern face – glass skyscrapers, busy roads, overgrown lots – shows little trace of its old scar. Our Street View expert takes us back to Checkpoint Charlie, the death strip ... and the wall’s glorious fall, 25 years ago this coming 9 November
Military water trucks, with high-pressure hoses mounted in their turrets, are lined up in lead position along the Brandenburg Gate border, 08/1961
August 1961: Military water trucks with high-pressure hoses are lined up by the Brandenburg Gate

American troops and tanks in the afternoon of August 23, 1961 occupy the border sector at Friedrichstrasse, 08/23/1961
23 August 1961: American troops and tanks occupy the border sector at Friedrichstrass

Friedrichstrasse crossing point December 4, 1961. American soldiers watch as construction workers, heavily guarded by East German security forces, build a massive stone barricade at the Friedrichstrasse crossing point in East Berlin
4 December 1961: Friedrichstrasse crossing point, which became known as Checkpoint Charlie. American soldiers watch as construction workers, heavily guarded by East German security forces, build a massive stone barricade

Tanks at Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie

Berlin Wall Along Bernauer Street Blocks Entrance to Church in East Berlin ca. 1963

1963: The wall along Bernauer Street blocks the entrance to a church in East Berlin

East Berlin looking North into Potsdamer Platz from Berlin Wall 1963
1963: In East Berlin looking north into Potsdamer Platz


miércoles, 22 de octubre de 2014

Chinese Cultural Revolution

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Caminoa, Benedetti &  Cruz, Vanesa

viernes, 17 de octubre de 2014

The Press in the 50's (Jaimerena & Acuña)

To speak about the press in 1950 means to speak about the rise of news television shows as the increased of television purchase grow and became a powerful medium to sell everything from chewing gum to presidents.

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viernes, 3 de octubre de 2014

Human and Civil Rights

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Work done by Marcucci and Moyano 

jueves, 4 de septiembre de 2014



Wifredo Lam (Cuban, 1902–1982). The Jungle. Date:1943. Medium: Gouache on paper mounted on canvas.
Wifredo Lam (Cuban, 1902–1982). The Jungle. Date:1943. Medium: Gouache on paper mounted on canvas. 
What is Surrealism?

Before talking about Surrealism in Latin America it is necessary to explain what Surrealism is. Surrealism is an artistic, philosophical, intellectual and political movement that aimed to break down the boundaries of rationalization to access the imaginative subconscious. It is a descendent of the Dadaism movement, which disregarded tradition and the use of conscious form in favor of the ridiculous. First gaining popularity in the 1920s and founded by Andre Breton, the approach relies on Freudian psychological concepts.
Proponents of surrealism believed that the subconscious was the best inspiration for art. They thought that the ideas and images within the subconscious mind was more “true” or “real” than the concepts or pictures the rational mind could create. Under this philosophy, even the ridiculous had extreme value and could provide better insights into a culture or a person’s desires, likes or fears.
A major reason why many people took issue with the movement was because it tossed away conventional ideas about what made sense and what was ugly. In fact, much of what advocates produced was designed to break rules in overt ways. The art and writing of the style often holds images or ideas that, under traditional modes of thought, are disturbing, shocking or disruptive. Its major exponent was Salvador Dali (1904-1989), the most eccentric and imaginative figure in Spanish painting

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viernes, 11 de julio de 2014


"Sleep" Dali, 1937


Work done by Gonzalez, Marucci  and  Moyano . Click here to read the report. 
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