A price is negotiated before a dog is killed and cooked at the Yulin festival in south-west China
Goshka Macuga, Angela Merkel, 2014 (Jessie Thompson)
天安门 Tiananmen mixed media on canvas 91x73cm © Huang Rui
西直门 Xizhimen oil on canvas 91x130cm © Huang Rui
东直门 Dongzhimen oil on canvas 97x130cm © Huang Rui
British artist Jeremy Deller made a more starkly worded and specific environmental statement—”Do Not Eat Octopus”—in an aquatic blue graphic at Modern Institute. Deller’s recent poster work trolling Britain’s ruling Conservative party, which featured the mocking take on their current slogan in the form of “Strong And Steady My Arse,” caused a sensation when it was pasted up across North London ahead of last summer’s elections.
Strong and steady my arse 从 Peckham 到 Soho 再到 Kentish Town
曾几何时他还是一个画家，不过最近10年感觉越来越话痨了，总是在絮絮叨叨 maybe 我们又要见证一个被时代抛弃的English Magic 了
A Good Day for Cyclists, 2013 © Jeremy Deller
- Octopuses were the first intelligent beings on Earth, evolving more than 400m years ago and some 230m years before mammals. They have two more hearts and about 10,000 more genes than humans do. Three-fifths of their neurons are in their arms, which they can regrow.
- Octopuses can navigate mazes, solve puzzle toys, open jars – even childproof ones – without instruction. (Those in captivity stimulated thusly are said to be more likely to escape.)
- One was observed by a researcher bringing rocks back to its den, stacking them at the entrance, then going to sleep with peace of mind. Another was filmed carrying two halves of a coconut along the ocean floor – stopping, pulling them together, then climbing inside.
- The Pacific striped variety is known to tap shrimp on the opposite side of its body – its shoulder, if you will – causing it to jump into its waiting arms.