Posts Tagged ‘ art ’

 Lascaux – aus unruhigen Träumen

An image from the caves of Lascaux. Located in the deepest shaft of the caves, this bird-headed man lying prone in front of a disembowelled bison is the only human figure depicted in the palaeolithic paintings.

Theodor Adorno writes:

Looking at the other end of the historical spectrum, i.e. at the origin of the concept of ugliness, we find further proof of the thesis that the ugly is indeed a historical and mediated category. It probably originated contemporaneously with the passage from archaic to post-archaic art and it has marked the eternal recurrence of the archaic ever since. That is why it is intimately tied up with the general dialectic of enlightenment, of which art is a part. The archaic ugliness of primitive cult masks and painted faces was a substantive imitation of fear, diffused in the form of repentance. As the mythical fear grew weaker and as subjectivity grew correspondingly stronger, the ugly traits in archaic art became the target of a taboo (whereas originally they had served as a vehicle for enforcing taboos). Their ugliness did not disclose itself until the idea of reconciliation was born in the wake of the formation of the subject and its nascent sense of freedom. But for all that, the old bogies did not fade away in the future. History did not redeem the promise of freedom. Instead, the subject as the agent of unfreedom has perpetuated the mythical spell, rebelling against it and submitting to it at the same time. The empirical basis for Nietzsche’s dictum that all good things were once terrible things and for Schelling’s insight that at the beginning of time there was horror may well be the history of art.

Source: aus unruhigen Träumen

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CAO FEI Interview – YouTube

Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405 — Short Film – YouTube

 

Mindy Alper, who has struggled with mental illness her whole life, uses drawing and papier-mâché sculpture for both therapy and communication.

Source: This Oscar-Winning Short Doc Animates the Life of an Unpretentious Artist

MISHKA HENNER – JONATHAN LEWIS ​ AN ACT OF COLLECTIVE FAITH – galerieas

Source: galerieas

Can an Art-Fashion Collaboration Really Help the People of Flint, Michigan? Artist Mel Chin Is Betting on It | artnet News

Chin’s diagram of the Flint Fit project. Courtesy No Longer Empty.

Artist Mel Chin has teamed up with fashion designer Tracy Reese for a public project that creates art, clothing, and jobs in Flint, Michigan.

Source: Can an Art-Fashion Collaboration Really Help the People of Flint, Michigan? Artist Mel Chin Is Betting on It | artnet News

The Powerful Reticence of Elizabeth Bishop | New Republic

Alice Methfessel/Courtesy Macmillan

The poet was reserved and private in an age of confession. Now, a new biography tries to reveal her secrets.

Source: The Powerful Reticence of Elizabeth Bishop | New Republic

Ethics | The MIT Press

The boundary of a contemporary art object or project is no longer something that exists only in physical space; it also exists in social, political, and ethical space.

Source: Ethics | The MIT Press

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