Where art belongs

Posted in Art by ekekochi on 29 mayo, 2011

An inspiring extract from Chris Kraus´s book:

“Punta Banda, Baja California North.

July 22  2007

looks conceptual . . . misunderstanding

Brüggemann talks in an interview about concepts arrived at while traveling. Does he maintain a studio, he´s asked. Yes, but (no surprise he´s an international contemporary artist) he spends most of his time on the move. So he adapts, turns his laptop computer into a portable hermitage, a locus of concentration that can be entered wherever he physically finds himself. In the late 80´s, the musician Fred Frith foresaw a future in which culture would be made exclusively by individuals able to function as small intelligent mobile units. What´s in your PowerBook? Travel, the condition of being nowhere and everywhere, makes the work very open, contemporary. It looks conceptual, wrought in the crepuscular dawn of endless transience.

The poetics of marketing: since everything is available, the point is no longer to have things but to use them as stations in eternal flux, leveraging into the infinite. Trump Baja: Owning here is just the beginning. Far more creativity goes into the marketing of products than into the products themselves. Likewise, the fact of the dissapeared object is key to conceptual art, a term that (like “capitalism”) is oxymoronic: all art now is conceptual, deriving its value only through context, at a second remove.

Or am I misunderstanding? ”

Where art belongs, by Chris Kraus

Published by Semiotext(e) 2011

Thanks Claudio !


Ikebana Pop

Posted in Art, Flowers by ekekochi on 28 mayo, 2011

Román Vitali - "La culpa es de las flores", 2010.

Estoy obsesionada con las Flores. Las de Mario Bellatin, Takashi Murakami, las de Lewis Carroll y ahora, las flores de Román Vitali. Las suyas son flores artificiales y rígidas. El agua derramada de los floreros es rígida y sin embargo parece fluir. Pero está estancada como las flores, que nunca crecen ni necesitan del sol. La mesa es un festín de flores, un banquete. La mesa desborda y las flores buscan un camino alternativo. Se mueven sin moverse mientras se escucha el goteo incesante del agua que no cae.
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I´m obssesed with Flowers… Mario Bellatin´s, Takashi Murakami´s, Lewis Carroll´s, and now, Román Vitali´s. His flowers are artificial, rigid. The water spilt from the flowerpots is rigid as well, however it seems to flow. But it´s as stagnant as the flowers, which never grow and don´t need the sun. The table is a flower banquet. The table is overflowed as the flowers chase an alternative way out. They move without moving as we hear the dripping of water unable to fall.
Román Vitali  – Nieva adentro
Ruth Benzacar Gallery
Through June 17th


Posted in Art, Compare & Contrast by ekekochi on 28 mayo, 2011

Nushi Muntaabski - mayo 2010

Román Vitali - mayo 2011