Montag, 28. September 2009

Samstag, 5. September 2009

Mittwoch, 2. September 2009

PANARCHIST CONSTITUTION / Martin Beutler

video

http://www.soziale-plastik.ch

Social Sculpture Company
Martin Beutler’s Social Sculpture Company
offers individuals access to a new conscience
through panarchical practice . A type of ruling
system in which people are free to choose their
government, the panarchy considers each
human being as an independent and autono-
mous state . Every Saturday, the delivery tricy-
cle—the mobile and panarchical station of the
Constitution—travels through the town of
Bienne . Passers-by are offered free consultations in
order to create their own Constitution by ques-
tioning their freedoms and their responsibilities.
The different articles (diplomatic relations, basic rights
and duties, policies and procedures, and so on)
are written down from the questions asked by
the seeker . The making and delivery of the duly
stamped document costs 100 Swiss francs .
Social sculpture (Soziale Plastik) is a concept
that was introduced by the German artist Joseph
Beuys in order to evoke an extended idea of art .
Opposed to a formal aesthetic vision, the social
sculpture implies a human dimension that sup-
posedly has an influence on the structure and
form of society .
The theory of social sculpture states that
everyone has the potential to contribute, through
a creative gesture, to the good of the collective,
and thus to act upon society thanks to artistic
activity . It is from this postulate that Beuys
deduced the famous axiom: Jeder Mensch ist ein
Künstler [Everyone is an artist] .  [LF]

Sonntag, 2. August 2009











FABIANA DE BARROS
COMMUNICATION, ESPECIALLY TO SPEAK AND DISCUSS ABOUT ART AND CULTURAL LIFE, WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT BACK- GROUNDS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPIC IN FABIANA DE BARROS WORK. THATS WYH SHE CREATED FITEIRO CULTURAL (ART KIOSK) IN 1998. THIS LOCATION/SPACE MAKES CONFERENCES, TALKS, HAPPENINGS, PERFORMANCES POSSIBLE.

THE QUITE IMPROVISED STAND WAS INSTALLED ON NEARLY ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE CONCEPT INCLUDES ACTIVE PARTICIPATIONS WITH OTHER ARTISTS, AS WELL FROM MUSIC, LITERATURE, POP CULTURE. ARTISTS LIKE MICHEL FAVRE, JERÔME LEUBA, THE YOUNG GODS, ETC...

AT UTOPICS FITEIRO CULTURAL WILL BE PRE- SENTED IN NATURE, FULLY COVERED WITH EARTH, GRASS AND WEED, ONLY THE TOPIC OF THE KIOSK WILL BE SHOWN...

DE BARROS TOOK UP AS WELL E NEW IDENTITY IN SECOND LIFE, WHERE FITEIRO CULTURAL CAN BE FOUND TOO. HOWEVER NOT AS FABIANA DE BARROS BUT AS MILLAGROSA VELA IS SHE REGISTRED. WILL SHE BE BETTER HEARD IN SECOND LIFE?


ALL IMAGES FROM FITEIROCULTURAL.ORG

Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2009





GERDA STEINER & JÖRG LENZLINGER
THE ARTIST DUO GERDA STEINER AND JÖRG LENZLINGER ARE WELL KNOWN ON ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR THEIR HUGE PSYCHODELIC LOOKING INVIRONMENTS. THE TWO SWISS ARTISTS ALLWAYS TRY TO FIND A BALANCE BETWEEN NATURE AND CULTURE: THEY COMBINE MATERIAL THINGS WITH PLANTS, FLOWERS, STONES, CRYSTALS, ETC.. BUT THEY DON'T ''ONLY'' COMBINE NATURAL THINGS WITH COSTUMER GOODS, THE MAKE AS WELL A MIX WITH INTELLECT GOODS. THE PLACES THEY LOOK OUT FOR THEIR INSTALLTIONS ARE ALLWAYS WELL CHARGED WITH INTELLCTUAL, CULTURAL, ARTISTIC, HISTORIC POWERS. 

STEINER/LENZLINGER WERE AS WELL REPRESENTIG SWITZERLAND AT THE 2003 VENICE BIENNAL. AT THAT TIME THEY CREATED A HUGE AS - MANY CALLED IT -'HANGING GARDEN' IN THE GIANT BAROQUE BASILICA OF SAN STAË. THE VISITOR FELT LIKE BEEING IN ALICE IN WONDERLAND'S AREA.

A WONDERFULL PROJECT THEY REALIZED AT THE ABBEY LIBRARY OF ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND, CALLED ''SOUL WARMER'', 2005.

AT UTOPICS THEY WILL SHOW A CONTAINER WICH WILL BE SOME KIND OF A GLASS HOUSE. THE RECIPIENTS WILL DESCOVER TRUNGS, BAGS, CRYSTALS, GRASSES, WEED AND LOTS OF OTHER THINGS IN IT AND WILL BE THINKING HOW EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE, WHAT WILL WIN, NATURE OR MATERIAL STUFF? IS THERE A WINNER?

IMAGES OBOVE:
SOUL WARMER, 2005, ABBEY LIBRARY, ST.GALLEN
MIRACLES, 2003, ST. STAË, VENICE BIENNAL, VENICE
THE WATER WHOLE, 2009, ACCA, MELBOURNE






Freitag, 24. Juli 2009

UTOPICS
( U = DU/TOI
   TOPIC = THEMA/THÈME
   UTOPIA = UTOPIE/UTOPIE
   PIC = BILD/IMAGE )





SIMON LAMUNIÈRE


PHOTO: GEORG GATSAS, 2009


SIMON LAMUNIÈRE IS THE CURATOR OF THE 11TH SWISS SCULTURE EXHIBITION SINCE 1954. SIMON ALSO CURATES ART BASEL UNLIMITED.

IT TOOK HIM TWO YEARS TO DO THE CONCEPT OF UTOPICS. HE IS ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR NEW POSSIBILITIES TO DRAMATISE ART PIECES. FOR THE SWISS SCULPTURE SHOW HE GENERATED THE GREAT IDEA OF NOT ONLY HAVING ARTISTS THAT SHOW THEIR WORKS, BUT AS WELL MICRONATIONS AND ORIGINAL FREAKY PEOPLE WHO PRESENT THEIR CONCEPTS OF LIFE TOO.

FROM 50 PROJECTS THAT WILL BE SHOWN IN BIEL/BIENNE, 28 ARE FROM INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL ARTISTS, THE REST ARE BY MICRONATIONS AND OTHER BEINGS.

SIMON LAMUNIÈRE LIVES AND WORKS IN GENEVA.




Mittwoch, 22. Juli 2009









UTOPICS - 
11TH SWISS SCULPTURE EXHIBITION 
SINCE 1954     
30. AUG - 25. OKT 2009
BIEL/BIENNE, SWITZERLAND

CURATED BY SIMON LAMUNIÈRE