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did you miss it! 中環海濱活動空間 in Central #HongKong for @TasteOfHongKong 2019 #NoCriticsJustArtist


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“HOOKED ON LIFE!” The Art Of… NCJA Game Changer of the Month: #VincentMock #Amsterdam Native #NoCriticsJustArtist

“Glass Is My LIFE!!!!” Meet #Italian #master #glassmaker Lino Tagliapietra #NoCriticsJustArtists

The Art of… ‘The finger tut’ #NoCriticsJustArtists

The Art of… #Wakanda cc: @TheBlackPanther designs by @Laetiky #Polyvalent Artist 🇨🇮 #Abidjan #Kybraids creator #WakandaForever #NoCriticsJustArtists

Meet #Yoruba #princess Sara Forbes Bonetta a pivotal figure in #AfricanHistory #NoCriticsJustArtists

By Camille Silvy, albumen print, 15 September 1862

Oldie But Goodie: @SANANDAMAITREYA b.k.a Terence Trent D’Arby – #SignYourName #NoCriticsJustArtists

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Oldie But Goodie: They Don’t Care About Us by the #American King of Pop, #MichaelJackson #NoCriticsJustArtists

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, aggravation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Bang bang, shot dead
Everybody’s gone mad

All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us

Beat me, hate me
You can never break me
Will me, thrill me
You can never kill me
Sue me, Sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kick me
Don’t you black or white me

All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us

Tell me what has become of my life
I have a wife and two children who love me
I am the victim of police brutality, now
I’m tired of bein’ the victim of hate
You’re rapin’ me of my pride oh, for God’s sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy
Set me free

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Trepidation, speculation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Black man, black mail
Throw your brother in jail

All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us

Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible because you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
I’m tired of bein’ the victim of shame
They’re throwing me in a class with a bad name
I can’t believe this is the land from which I came
You know I do really hate to say it
The government don’t want to see
But if Roosevelt was livin’
He wouldn’t let this be, no, no

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, speculation
Everybody litigation
Beat me, bash me
You can never trash me
Hit me, kick me
You can never get me

All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us

Some things in life they just don’t want to see
But if Martin Luther was livin’
He wouldn’t let this be, no, no

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, segregation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Kick me, kick me
Don’t you wrong or right me

All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us

Game Changer of the Month: #Empresario & #VisualArtist PABLO GONZÁLEZ VARGAS de #Mexico #NoCriticsJustArists

About Pablo: The founder of one of the leading e-payment platforms in Latin America, Sr. Pago, Vargas was also a founder of EXA Radio & TV, among the most important media outlets for the Latin American youth market. It was during this time that he provided the vision which led to multiple concerts, performances, and music festivals. Working as a production director for the Dish/MVS TV network, Vargas remains a passionate supporter of the Visual and Performing Arts. Among his artistic pursuits, Vargas was the creator of the Mayan Warrior, a multi-media arts vehicle which first visited Burning Man in 2012, and which has returned each of the six years since then. Currently immersed in the Fintech industry, Ilumina is his first work of public sculpture.

Proyectos Actuales/Current Projects

At Burning Man this year, an interactive art installation by the name of Ilumina took on the playa for the first time and provided an unforgettable experience to anyone who participated. Conceived by Mayan Warrior and Sr. Pago founder Pablo Gonzalez Vargas, the 37-foot tall creation illuminated the Nevada desert and attracted visitors who were drawn to its majestic glow.

The true experience of Ilumina though extended well beyond just a visual experience to gaze upon. With Ilumina, guests are invited to take part in an immersive three-minute long meditation and flow exercise that ushers them into a state of coherence and deep harmony with themselves, fellow participants, and the universe through a proprietary merger of modern technology and ancient design wisdom.

To start, biometric sensors are connected to the earlobes of each participant, which measures their unique state of coherence and averages them together. Ilumina’s dazzling lighting design and moving soundscapes respond to this unique algorithm. As the group becomes more coherent, the sculpture glows brighter and the music swells, creating a shared experience for participants.

The design for Ilumina was inspired by an amalgamation of four key concepts. The first is Torus, which can be seen in the flow of electrons within an atom as well as the shape and flow of the greater universe itself. Next is the fibonacci sequence, which is a simple and elegant ratio that binds nearly all design in the living world, from the human body to leaves on a tree.

The third source of inspiration is a cutting-edge tool provided by the HeartMath Institute, which uses biometrics sensors to train oneself on the self regulation of emotional states to achieve coherence. Lastly, there is Metatron’s Cube, which contains all of the geometric shapes in existence and thus embodies the divinity of all potentials. These four concepts come together to create Ilumina.

“Ilumina was inspired by an experience I had using HeartMath Institute’s feedback software where I found myself in a state of flow,” says Ilumina founder Pablo Gonzalez Vargas. “I was inspired to create a piece for Burning Man that took this concept to a larger scale designed around collective coherence while bringing together the elements of flow, mathematics, and the fundamentals of sacred design.”

Artists that worked alongside Pablo to complete Ilumina included HeartMath Expert & Executive Producer Gaby Vargas, lighting design expert Paolo Montiel, who has worked closely on all of James Turrell’s projects in Mexico, highly experienced musician and performer Mendrix, Mexico-City based art studio Cocolab, renowned painter and sculptor Marco Kalach and many more.

This is the second piece the Pablo has brought to Burning Man, with the first being the multi-media arts vehicle Mayan Warrior. Since its debut in 2012, Mayan Warrior has brought musical performances, elaborate lighting designs, and painting by visionary artist Alex Grey. Mayan Warrior continues to be one of the most popular and dazzling experiences on the playa.

Since Burning Man, Ilumina has experienced a spread well beyond those who experienced its inaugural journey with over 500,000 views and counting on videos uploaded to social media. More news to be announced in the near future regarding next steps for Ilumina.

Meet Game Changer of the Month: @ReggieWatts #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA Book of the Month: #Female #Caligula: #Ranavalona, the Mad Queen of #Madagascar #NoCriticsJustArtists

The seven christians stood together in the bright sunlight, bound with ropes singing a hyme to their foreign saviour as the spearmen advanced. Around them a croud of jostling men, women and children, more than sixty thousand strong… cheered enthusiastically as the spears were driven home and, one by one, the men and women fell and writhed on the sandy ground, their hymn fading slowly into silence…above the still writhing bodies, on a ridge, a score of crosses stood in mute witness, carrying their ghastly burdens, some of whom still lived despite the day and a half they had hung upon the wood.
As European colonists scrambled for control of Africa, a leader arose in the red island of Madagascar who, through ruthless determination thwarted the combined ambitions of all the major world powers. That leader and the author of this holocaust was no warrior but a diminutive woman of middle years, Ranavalona-Manjaka Queen of Madagascar, know to her subjects more simply as Ma Dieu. Under Ranavalona’s despotic rule, hundreds of thousands of her people, possibly one-half of Madagascar’s entire population, were murdered, starved or simply worked to death by her express command, while she enjoyed an eccentric and debauched lifestyle. For these characteristics, European history has remembered her reign as that of the Female Caligula.

Game Changer Of The Month; #Israeli #painter #RoiPajursky #NoCriticsJustArtists

How do you CALLIG* Calligraphy that is** The Wonderful World of…*** #SimonSilaidis #NoCriticsJustArtists

Feliz Dia de los #Padres ~ Happy #FathersDay from #NoCrtiticsJustArtists

NCJA Game Changer of the Month – Fine Artist; Habibullah Okur of #İstanbul #Turkey #NoCriticsJustArtists

Feliz Dia de las Madres Happy #MothersDay from #NoCrtiticsJustArtists


The ‘Pop’ Art Of… #Moroccan Master #Portraitist , Hassan Hajjaj #MoroccoArt #NoCriticsJustArtists #VisualArtist

Meet #African #Polyrhythmic #Soul #Singer & Musician: María Concepción Balboa of #Spain #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: The #Incomparable – #Melodic #Queen & #Activist , #MiriamMakeba of South Africa #NoCriticsJustArtist

(En #Español ) #cover by #AbenaahNefertari #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA Global Gallery Of The Month @GalleryMomoSA in #CapeTown #SouthAfrica #NoCriticsJustArtist

Meet #SouthAfrican #VisualArtist , @MauriceMbikayi #NoCriticsJustArtists

Oldie But Goodie: ‘I’d Rather Be w/ You’ by @Bootsy_Collins #NoCriticsJustArtists


NCJA Game Changer Of The Month #African-American #historian #CarterWoodson #NoCriticsJustArtists


Feature image via Black Awareness Foundation

Global Book Of The Month: #BUCK by #Zimbabwean @MKAsante#NoCriticsJustArtists

Feature Music: “Buck Shots” ft. Uzi (Prod by King Mez)

NCJA Global Motion Picture(s) Of The Month @HiddenFigures & @FencesMovie #NoCriticsJustArtists

Brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black.

Don’t Miss It!!! @SarawakTravel The 2017 Rainforest World Music Festival #NoCriticsJustArtists


Meet #Jamaica ‘s #Reggae #Music #Ambassadors -> @RagingFyah #NoCriticsJustArtists

” Jamaica’s Reggae Music Ambassadors”

Raging Fyah is the new generation of roots, rock, reggae music straight out of Kingston, Jamaica.

Global Gallery Of The Month: #寶勝畫廊 ( X-Power #Gallery ) in #Taiwan #NoCriticsJustArtists

The Art Of… The ‘Graphics Interchange Format’ B.K.A ‘GIFs’ #NoCriticsJustArtists

‘GIFs’ is Graphic Interchange Format

NCJA Game Changer(s) Of The Year… #UnitedStates @POTUS & PAGE Ambassador/Entrepreneur @TheSharkDaymond #NoCriticsJustArtists


Barack Obama:                                                                                                 President Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He was born on August 4th, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a mother from Kansas, Stanley Ann Dunham, and a father from Kenya, Barack Obama Sr. He was also raised by his grandfather, who served in Patton’s army, and his grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to become vice president at a local bank.

He worked his way through school—Occidental College in Los Angeles, Columbia University in New York, and later, Harvard Law School—with the help of scholarship money and student loans.

In 1985, Barack Obama moved to Chicago, where he got his start in community organizing on the city’s South Side, working to help rebuild communities devastated by the closure of local steel plants.

The President called that time in his life “the best education I ever had, better than anything I got at Harvard Law School.” He has credited that experience as crucial to finding his identity—something that shaped his path to the White House.

Barack Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. During his time in Springfield, he passed the first major ethics reform in 25 years, cut taxes for working families, and expanded health care for children and their parents. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004, he reached across the aisle to pass the farthest-reaching lobbying reform in a generation, lock up the world’s most dangerous weapons, and bring transparency to government by tracking federal spending online.

Barack Obama was sworn in as president on January 20th, 2009, in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, at a time when our economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month. He acted immediately to get our economy back on track. Since then, the private sector has added back more than 10 million jobs during the longest, uninterrupted period of job growth in our nation’s history.

In his first term, the President cut taxes for every American worker—putting $3,600 back in the pockets of the typical family. He passed historic Wall Street reform to make sure taxpayers never again have to bail out big banks. He passed the landmark Affordable Care Act, helping to put quality and affordable health care within reach for millions of Americans. He ended the war in Iraq and is working to responsibly end the war in Afghanistan.

He’s the first sitting president to stand up for marriage equality, and is fighting for equal pay and a woman’s right to make her own health decisions. He’s made a college education more affordable for millions of students and their families. And he believes it’s time for a comprehensive solution to fix our broken immigration system.

The President believes an economy that’s built to last starts by growing and strengthening the middle class—that’s why he has a plan to create jobs and restore economic security to working families. He’s been driven by the basic values that make our country great: America prospers when we’re all in it together, when hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded, and when everyone—from Main Street to Wall Street—does their fair share and plays by the same rules.


#FelizNavidad (En #Español ) #cover by #AbenaahNefertari #NoCriticsJustArtists

Meet The NCJA Game Changer Of The Month: #Belgian – #Rwandan #PerformingArtist @Stromae #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA Global Motion Picture Of The Month: #IKIRU #Directed by #AkiraKurosawa #NoCriticsJustArtists

Check Out The @ArmaniHotelDXB on your next #trip to #Dubai #UAE #NoCriticsJustArtists


Don’t Miss It!!! The #2017 @GnaouaFestival in #Essaouira #Morocoo #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA Oct ’16 #BookOfTheMonth : Lolita in Tehran by @AzarNafisi #GlobalLiterature #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA Oct ’16 Global Gallery Of The Month: @NevaArtGallery in #Istanbul #Turkey #NoCriticsJustArtists

#Global #BlackGirlMagic @Rio2016 @Rio2016_EN #Rio2016 #NoCriticsJustArtists

#Global #BlackGirlMagic @Rio2016

check for the most current winners below:

Watch The @Olympics @Rio2016 LIVE HERE! #NoCriticsJustArtists #Rio2016

Watch the Olympic Games Rio 2016 LIVE HERE! 

Live stream via NBC Olympics

Meet NCJA Game Changer Of The Month: #French #Mathematician #CédricVillani #NoCriticsJustArtists

What’s so sexy about math?” By Cédric Villani

Je suis né en 1973 à Brive-la-Gaillarde. Après mes études secondaires à Toulon et à Paris, j’ai approfondi les mathématiques à l’École Normale Supérieure à Paris, de 1992 à 1996, avant d’exercer quatre années supplémentaires dans cette institution en tant qu’agrégé préparateur (“caïman”).

En 1998, j’ai soutenu une thèse sur la théorie mathématique de l’équation de Boltzmann. Outre mon directeur de thèse Pierre-Louis Lions (Paris), j’ai été influencé par Yann Brenier (Nice), Eric Carlen (Rutgers, USA) et Michel Ledoux (Toulouse).

De 2000 à 2010, j’ai été enseignant-chercheur à l’École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, et maintenant à l’Université de Lyon. J’ai occupé des postes de professeur invité à Atlanta, Berkeley et Princeton.

Depuis 2009, je suis directeur de l’Institut Henri Poincaré à Paris; cet institut national, vieux de 80 ans, dédié à l’accueil de chercheurs invités, est au coeur même de la mathématique française.

Mon travail m’a valu plusieurs reconnaissances nationales et internationales, dont la médaille Fields, décernée lors de l’édition 2010 du Congrès International des Mathématiciens à Hyderabad (Inde), par la Présidente de l’Inde. Depuis lors j’ai rempli un rôle de porte-parole et ambassadeur pour la communauté mathématique française auprès des médias et des politiques.

Mes principaux thèmes de recherche sont la théorie cinétique (les équations de Boltzmann et Vlasov, et leurs variantes), et le transport optimal et ses applications, un domaine dans lequel j’ai écrit les deux ouvrages de référence : Topics in Optimal Transportation (2003); Optimal Transport, old and new (2008). Plus généralement, j’apprécie les sujets qui combinent plusieurs des thèmes suivants :

  • équations (aux dérivées partielles) d’évolution;

  • mécanique des fluides ;

  • mécanique statistique ;

  • théorie des probabilités ;

  • géométrie riemannienne “métrique” ;

  • inégalités fonctionnelles à contenu géométrique.

About feature image:                                                                                                            Le mathématicien français Cédric Villani dans son bureau de l’Institut Henri-Poincaré


Artist Update: The #Atmospheric #Musicianship Of… @JuJuDrums #NoCriticsJustArtists

Did You Miss It! The 2016 @LibFestival #NoCriticsJustArtists

Lightning in a Bottle 2016 – Ecstatic Motion

Eric Allen Photo 1

                                               Feature Image by: Eric Allen                                                                                                                       for        

NCJA Global Gallery Of Month(Special Feature): The Austrian National Library #NoCriticsJustArtists


Check Out NCJA’s Game Changers’ Of The Month: *Los Carpinteros* #NoCriticsJustArtists


Los artistas Dagoberto Rodríguez (izquierda) y Marco Castillo, ante la acuarela 'Pabellón polen' durante la pasada Bienal de La Habana. Edu Bayer
Los artistas Dagoberto Rodríguez (izquierda) y Marco Castillo, ante la acuarela ‘Pabellón polen’ durante la pasada Bienal de La Habana. Edu Bayer

Feature image via ArtHag.COM

Visit *Studio Nucleo Collective directed by Piergiorgio Robino in #Torino #Italy #NoCriticsJustArtists

Photo by: Pepe Fotografia
Photo by: Pepe Fotografia


Stefania Fersini, Alice Carlotta Occleppo, Piergiorgio Robino and Alexandra Denton
Stefania Fersini, Alice Carlotta Occleppo, Piergiorgio Robino and Alexandra Denton



Nucleo is a collective of artists and designers directed by Piergiorgio Robino based in Torino, Italy.
Active in contemporary art, design and architectural fields.
Nucleo’s design has been exhibited worldwide over the years: in Italy (Fondazione Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2009), France (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 2004),
Belgium (Pierre Berge and Associates, Brussels, 2008), Spain (Marco Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo, 2005 ), Germany (Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Köln, 2013),
Brazil (Museu Nacional do Conjunto Cultural da República, Brasília, 2008), Denmark (ID Forum, Horsens, 2006)
and the United States (Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie 2004; Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2004;  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2003),
and in the most important art and design fairs: Design Miami Basel, PAD Paris, PAD London, PAD New York.

Feature Image by: Daniele Ratti

Meet Image Maker & Story Teller from #Austria ; @DavidUzochukwu #NoCriticsJustArtists

Meet “The Invisible Man” ^Liu Bolin^ #NoCriticsJustArtists #LiuBolin

Check out ZHEN Porcelain Art [dot com] ft. Original ceramics direct from the artists #NoCriticsJustArtists #PorcelainArt


A Melodiously Worthy Climax by @ZAPMAMAMUSIC #NoCriticsJustArtists

Zap Mama Performing ‘Papidit’ Live

“Gravity Poured Works” by Visual-Fine Artist & Painter, Holton Rower #NoCriticsJustArtists

“You can hide memories, but you can’t erase history” Meet Japanese Novelist, 村上 春樹 (Haruki Murakami) #NoCriticsJustArtists

1Q84 written by Haruki Murakami

The Art of Glass by *Glass Sculptor, Bruno Romanelli #NoCriticsJustArtists

"Squeezed Vase"
“Squeezed Vase”
"Hand Held Vase"
“Hand Held Vase”
"Hand Held Bowl"
“Hand Held Bowl”

The Infusion of movement* and fine art- meet: Heather Hansen @Presentry #NoCriticsJustArtists

Experience Heather Hansen 

The Art of ‘SWEET DREAMS’ @sweetdreamsdoc ~ A Documentary highlighting a group of Courageous & Remarkable Rawandan Women Drummers #NoCriticsJustArtists

…An inspiring new documentary about a troupe of women drummers who opened Rwanda’s first-ever ice cream parlor.

…No Critics At All