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What if art ruled the world?
DO NOT OPEN is a privately funded and non-profit organization created and run by benjamin boutin, artist and curator based in brussels.
the base line of DO NOT OPEN is : entertainment on the art world and for the art world.
DO NOT OPEN began with an art publication printing only artists’ collages made out of art magazines or any material related to exhibitions of contemporary art. it’s basically about artists giving an ironical and humoristic point of view on the art world. the issues of DO NOT OPEN are free and available in major art galleries in london, berlin and brussels.
DO NOT OPEN is now a project space in brussels
Interventions in the streets of Paris by Juliana Santacruz Herrera.
MSCED : 04/23/11
One of these cones is not like the other…
Photo by David Schwen
Duchamp is in my town. Simple things on pavements can be interpreted as art and I love it. Speaking about art…
EU disapprovingly remarked demolition of Kars Monument to Humanity
The demolition of the Monument to Humanity erected in the Turkish city of Kars has been disapprovingly remarked by the European Union (EU). The co-president of the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, Hélène Flautre called it a disturbing reality.
“The demolition of the unfinished monument, in fact, is a censorship against art. That monument used to be a project towards Armenian-Turkish relations, while having it demolished, the message of the statue becomes ineffective,” Turkish “Hurriyet” quotes Hélène Flautre as saying.
The Monument to Humanity was erected in Kars and it was dedicated to the relations of Armenia and Turkey. Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan called the statue “ugly”.
I really do not understand my country. I really hate the narrow mind attitude ruling this country.
Demolition work has begun to tear down the controversial “Monument to Humanity” in the eastern province of Kars, a sculpture described as “freakish” by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in January.
“If [sculptor Mehmet Aksoy] wants to have the parts [of his monument] back, we can give them back,” Kars Mayor Nevzat Bozkuş. April 7, 2011 Turkey.
The area where the monument currently stands was cleared Sunday in accordance with environmental procedures. The massive statue will be cut from top to bottom into large pieces and carried away using a 200-ton piece of machinery that is being brought to Kars from Istanbul.
Work to demolish the monument continued despite heavy rain in the area, according to reports.
Avçin İnşaat, a Turkish construction firm, won the tender held March 7 for the 272,000-Turkish Lira job to tear down the statue, erected in the border region to symbolize Turkish-Armenian friendship.
During a visit to Kars earlier this year, the prime minister called the monument “freakish” and said it threatened to overshadow historical sites in the area such as the Seyyid Hasal El Harakani tomb and mosque. After Erdoğan called for the sculpture’s demolition, the municipal assembly in Kars passed a motion to tear down the monument, saying it had been illegally erected in a protected area.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News
Japanese-born, Berlin-based Chiharu Shiota creates beautiful, and at times difficult, installations and full-on scenes. A lot of the work involves beds and other everyday objects. In one rather striking piece, she has taken hospital beds and arranged them to lift as if to the heavens.
Shiota studied in German with another contemporary heavyweight, Marina Abramovic, and as DesignBoom notes, “Abramovic along with Ana Mendieta, Janine Antoni, Louise Bourgeois, Carolee
Schneemann, and Rebecca Horn, are the forerunners of the performative installation art on which Shiota’s pictorial language builds.”
Source: Juxtapoz Magazine