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TED Talks To Speed Up Your Creative Career
Short, powerful talks perfect for your daily commute
Art Stuff 12 Nov 2019

TED is a non-profit dedicated to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks, around 18 minutes or less, so perfect for your daily commute. Watch our pick of 5 of colourful and fascinating talks about the world of art to ignite your inner creative side to speed up your job hunt.
A journey through the mind of an artist

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Celebrated for his immense “sculptural paintings,” Dustin Yellin now fosters the art community with Pioneer Works at his Brooklyn art center. Dustin Yellin makes hypnotic artworks that tell myth-inspired stories through a unique form of 3-dimensional photomontage, in which paint and images clipped from various print media are embedded within laminated glass sheets to form grand pictographic allegories, which the artist calls “frozen cinema”. In this captivating talk, he shares the journey of an artist and how he developed his style– starting from age 8 — and his distinctive way of thinking and seeing. Follow the path that leads him up to his latest works in this TED Talk.
You can watch Dustin Yellin’s TED Talk here.
Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage
Why do I make art To build time capsules for my heritage

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Kayla Briët creates art that explores identity and self-discovery and the fear that her culture may someday be forgotten. Her biggest passion is to inspire the fusion of art and technology to tell stories through one’s own voice. Within her TED Talk Kayla shares how she found her creative voice and reclaimed the stories of her Dutch-Indonesian, Chinese and Native American heritage by injecting them into film and music time capsules.
Watch Kayla Briët’s  TED Talk here.
Why art thrives at Burning Man
Burning Man

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Meet Nora Atkinson , the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington, D.C. In her TED Talk she will take you on a trip to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to see the beautifully designed and participatory art of Burning Man, revealing how she discovered what’s often missing from museums: curiosity and engagement.
You can watch Nora Atkinson’s TED Talk here.
One Year of Turning the World Inside Out
JR via complex

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Mysterious street artist JR made a wish in 2011: Join me in a worldwide photo project to show the world its true face, which he managed to do. One year on, the  French artist talks about how giant posters of human faces, pasted in public, are connecting communities, making change, and turning the world inside out.
You can watch JR’s TED Talk here.
How I Became 100 Artists
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How do you pull of an international art show with work from 100 different artists? If you’re Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the artists and artwork yourself, from large-scale outdoor installations to tiny paintings drawn with a single-haired brush. Shea Hembrey’s work questions reality. He seriously explores our best current understanding of the structure of reality while also often playing trickster. Currently, that exploration questions our contemporary view of the universe as revealed through physics. Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills a single artist is capable of.
You can watch Shea Hembrey’s TED Talk here.
All these talks were presented at an official TED conference and was featured by their editors on the Ted Talk home page.
Article by Peigi Mackillop

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