MA thesis by Waldek Węgrzyn, Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice.
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“At the recent San Francisco Internation Film Festival, Steven Soderbergh gave a keynote about the current state of cinema. It is worth reading if you enjoy movies or are engaged in any sort of creative work.”
“Storytellers of all kind should watch this speech or read the Awards Daily transcript, it examines how audiences are changing in the 21st Century.”
We are travelling on the underground together. Chatting away, exchanging stories. At a certain point we reach the station where X has to depart. He’s half way through something; a recollection of childhood, something about an old woman who lived in the house across the street. Doesn’t matter he says, I’ll tell you another time, and then he exits the carriage, laughing, and I know he won’t tell me, and that I won’t remember to ask. Instead the story stays with me, in its unfinished form. The woman’s unduly youthful face, her garden that smelled of juniper and the gray cats that seemed to patrol the space marked out by its walls.
An interesting exhibition opening tomorrow.
I dislike art reduced to jokes, but this made me smile. And it is tangental to my interest in intellectual property and copyright laws.
The superficial convenience of internet music sales is the bait; in the UK, the Digital Economy Act is the jaws. And HMV was the safe and ethical road to music, which a society focused on the short term has not kept open.
For the vast majority, the bait is irresistible. Maybe the bit torrents will help. It’s an interesting short read. Good they mention Richard Stallman.
The above is frozen from one of the conversations in The Future of Art project by Ingo Niermann and Erik Niedling. It is a very interesting series of 21 YouTube videos. The above frame obviously captured my bookseller’s attention. It is taken from a splendid conversation with Boris Groys.
Also featured in the project are Marina Abramović, Damien Hirst, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and many others. Hans-Ulrich Obrist being a true delight for a bookseller (He is surrounded with dozens and dozens of banana boxes filled with thousands of books. Absolutely remarkable.)
Please don’t forget about tomorrow’s lecture by Goran Đorđević (Tuesday, 15th of January, 5 pm, first floor of the City Art Gallery). After the lecture, there will be a conversation with Goran Đorđević and Miran Mohar. If you are an art student or anyone who considers art seriously – this is one of those “don’t miss” situations.
As we are now a bookshop within an art gallery – we decided to explore our new “inbetweeness”. To see what it asks from us. Thanks to kindness of Goran Đorđević and with great help of his curators, we now carry a well hidden micro-exhibition, reflecting both his ’81 exhibition in Ljubljana’s ŠKUC Gallery and his current exhibition in the City Art Gallery.
Against Art is a great exhibition and I would frankly love to see more high school teachers bring their kids. I know it is snowing out there and that there is this revolution going on – but such is life; there’s always something else to do. However, if you are an art kid, or anyone who considers doing something with or about visual arts in your life – this is a great exhibition to see.
The exhibition is on till the 27th of January. My personal advice is: walk lightly, take your time, and bring no presumptions.
A Year from Monday is blog dedicated to John Cage’s writings.