Jay Z performed Picasso Baby, a song of his latest album Magna Carta Holy Grail, for six hours (!) early july at the Pace Gallery in NYC. Among the crowd that came see the performance were artists, filmmakers, fashion designers, dancers, actors and strangers. Mark Romanek filmed it and edited it in a condensed five minutes video.
Here in Europe, urbanism has been modeled by historical patterns as well as natural features such as mountains or water bodies. We don't have that much natural space to occupy, and we are used to density around city centers. The US, on the other hand, have developed a culture of immensity and vastness, because they have room for it. For instance, Franck Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City Plan intended on giving each american family an acre plot of land to own and build, something completely unthinkable in Europe. This simple assessment is the basis of swiss photographer Gus Petro's work Empty, Dense, Merge. After a journey there in 2012, he imagined a series of photographs revealing the void that such large unoccupied territories convey, hence these amazing and beautiful photographs of Manhattan in the Grand Canyon.