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Sculptor Camille Claudel Finally Gets Her Own Museum

Camille Claudel in her workshop (image via Wikipedia)

In the French town of Nogent-sur-Seine, the Musée Camille Claudel opened last month with 43 of the artist’s sculptures, the largest collection anywhere in the world.

Source: Sculptor Camille Claudel Finally Gets Her Own Museum

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Günter Grass, Nobel-winning German novelist, dies aged 87 The Guardian

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Günter Grass. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

Günter Grass | the Guardian

Lee Ufan: Artist, Philosopher, Writer – Guggenheim, thru Sept 28, 2011

Shadow Room Lee Ufan Museum in Naoshima, Japan

~ from Queensland Art Gallery

Followers of Mono-Ha sought to shift the direction of contemporary Japanese art by focusing on non-Western positions ― such as the philosophical concerns of Buddhism and Daoism ― as essential elements of modern avant-garde practice. In Lee Ufan’s own words:


The Mona-Ha [the school of things] was a group of artists
who set out to make things be as they are. Not through creation
but by organic recombinations and slippages, they endeavoured
to let the outside air permeate and accept other beings. So their
methods of composition relied on chance contributions . . .
reducing acts and images as far as possible.

Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity / Guggenheim

An Ambiguous Medium: On Lee Ufan by Barry Schwabsky / The Nation

 

If a bell is struck, the sound reverberates into the distance. Similarly, if a point filled with mental energy is painted on a canvas (or a wall), it sends vibrations into the surrounding unpainted space. The phenomenon of yohaku is resonance created in the surrounding area by stimulating a particular place . . .

 

Yohaku transcends objects and words, leading people to silence, and causing them to breathe infinity.

~ Lee Ufan

 

Untitled notes, n.d., from Lee Ufan: Painting, Sculptures — 52nd La Biennale di Venezia (Milan) Fondazione Mudima, 2007)


 

Louise Bourgeois, Artist and Sculptor, Is Dead

Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010)

(see Bourgeois On Writing)