Everything related to art, in a very broad sense of the term. This category will include works and reflexions about design, photography, literature, movies, music, dance, architecture, comic, illustration, installations, and so on.
☛ Museo Nacional del Prado: “Perro semihundido” (“The Half-Submerged Dog” also known as “The Dog”), mural painting by Fransisco Goya, 131 cm x 79 cm, between 1819 and 1823. In a piece he wrote for The Guardian in 2003, art critic Robert Hughes (1938-2012) commented Goya’s painting, and described the inscrutable dog’s head, the lonely […]
☛ La Maison Française, New York University: Robert Silvers, New York City, early 1980s, from the exhibition “Dominique Nabokov: The World of the New York Review of Books”, Friday, November 1st – Friday, December 6th, 2013. Catalogue: PDF. Press release: PDF. For more details about the photo, see the end of this post. • • […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on February 4, 2014 ― Published in Communication, Photography, Technology | Tagged: book, community, Deleuze, friend, friendship, Guattari, Heidegger, humanism, love, media, medium, milieu, philosophy, Sloterdijk
In a violently poetic text, Lawrence describes what produces poetry: people are constantly putting up an umbrella that shelters them on the underside of which they draw a firmament and write their conventions and opinions. But poets, artists, make a slit in the umbrella, they tear open the firmament itself, to let in a bit […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on February 2, 2014 ― Published in Art, Communication | Tagged: Agamben, chaos, communicability, D.H. Lawrence, Deleuze, incommensurability, incommunicability, language, poetry
☛ Berberian Sound Studio by Peter Strickland, United Kingdom, 2012 (IMDb). Still @ 01h 20m. In his Prolegomena (Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik, die als Wissenschaft wird auftreten können, 1783), Kant wrote of analogies: Such a cognition is one of analogy, and does not signify (as is commonly understood) an imperfect similarity of two […]