Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Liu Xia, the wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, typically leaves the spotlight to her husband, but a new exhibit of her photography — smuggled out of China — has thrust her onto the international stage.
The exhibit, “The Silent Strength of Liu Xia,” opened last week at the Boulogne Museum just outside Paris. It features 26 photos incorporating lifelike dolls, which Ms. Liu calls “ugly babies,” one of which can be seen in her husband’s arms.
Ms. Liu is best known for her relationship with Mr. Liu, who is serving an 11-year sentence for subversion after urging the Chinese government to open itself up to multiparty elections. She is currently under house arrest.
Compared with China’s other famous dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, Ms. Liu has kept a relatively low profile. Her association with political activists, though, has pushed her underground: She’s never exhibited her works in public, because her art is censored in China. In the past, only her inner circle of friends have seen her works, either online or in small, private showings.
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Monday, 13 February 2012
Sunday, 12 February 2012
I just watched this through and I think that it’s worthwhile watching (particularly if you’re new to social media).
- Don’t set yourself goals. (They keep you from fulfilling who you really are.)
- Keep your ego in check. (You’ll be better liked, and more opportunities will come your way.)
- Have heroes.
- Get outside your comfort zone.
- Connect with others.
- Avoid the phrase “I need”.
- Don’t whine.