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  • Banksy's Walled Off Hotel in West Bank to feature exclusive music

    Banksy's Walled Off Hotel in West Bank to feature exclusive music

    Two years after the grand opening of Dismaland, Banksy is back with another dystopian attraction, this time a hotel. The Walled Off Hotel, which proudly boasts the “worst view of any hotel in the world," sits over the wall separating Palestine from Israel in the West Bank in Bethlehem. According to...
  • Life is Beautiful CEO talks inspiration, heart and future of Las Vegas festival in AXS exclusive interview

    Life is Beautiful CEO talks inspiration, heart and future of Las Vegas festival in AXS exclusive interview

    Walking down the streets of Las Vegas one is bound to run across or hear three simple words: “Life is Beautiful.” It’s a statement; a declaration; even a greeting; perhaps, on the lips of some, it is a challenge; for many it is a simple, albeit powerful, reminder that there is more to this...
  • Watch: Pussy Riot's eye opening performance at Banksy's Dismaland

    Watch: Pussy Riot's eye opening performance at Banksy's Dismaland

    Earlier this year the infamous street artist Banksy put on a giant art installation that doubled as a “bemusement park.” The park displayed the darker and gloomier sides of life through art and distorted amusement park attractions. Aside from the various art exhibits within the park, there was also...
  • Dismaland

    Massive Attack, Run the Jewels to perform at Banksy theme park Dismaland

    The subversive and mysterious artist known as Banksy has opened his very own theme park in England and the British street art icon has invited several bands to perform at his so-called “bemusement park.” Dismaland was unveiled at the former location of the Tropicana lido in Weston-super-Mare...
  • Artists are citizens

    Artists are citizens

    In 1996, this writer took part in a conference called “Artist as Citizen” at the Headlands Center for the Arts as a student at the San Francisco Art Institute. The Washington D.C. based Corcoran School of Art (now named the College of Art and Design), and the Art Institute of Chicago, (not related...
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