• Stockholm Stockholm
    5 year resident, to guide around the local wonders
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
    6 islands in the South Seas
  • some image Tokyo Tour
    1-day walk around the best spots
  • Japanese Wedding Japanese Wedding
    The dark side of the rising sun
  • Skyline Hong Kong
    Skylines, bar streets, markets & islands
  • some image Fashion shopping in Tokyo
    The best souvenir of Japan is not omiyage
  • Sydney Opera Australia
    Sydney's NYE, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef
  • Gecko Hawaii
    Aloha nature wonders
  • Yakushima Yakushima
    Hiking the Princess Mononoke Forest
  • Ishigaki Lighthouse Ishigaki
    Okinawa's shades of blue
  • Yuki Matsuri Hokkaido
    Powder Snow Festival
  • Daikanyama Daikanyama
    Tokyo's SoHo
  • Cosplayer Comiket
    The Biggest Cosplay Event
  • Cherry Tree Blossom Hanami (花見)
    Sakura by the skyscrapers
  • Hiroshima bomb time Hiroshima
    The Bomb & Miyajima
  • top of mount fuji guide to climb Japan
    Top of Mt.Fuji
  • Kyoto & Nara Nara & Kyoto
    Ciervos nadando en lagos de roca
  • Formentera House Formentera
    Mediterranean Sun

4.5.08

Un día genial. - To André.


Sunday, 4th May.
Last call to give a look and reflect on Andy Warhol's work - specially The Factory era, when he turned from paintings to video and went back to become a business artist after being shot by Valerie Solanas on the '68 - Moderna Museet: Other Voices, Other Rooms.




How could anyone judge tacit knowledge? Is there a way to distinguish good from bad art? Can art be good or bad? After carefully thinking about my perceptions of artwork, I would state some points with regard to this.
First, I don't feel credible on my judgements - even if any personal perception will eventually be subjectively biased - any art piece without some time distance, knowledge about the socio-cultu-economic-historical context as well as the artist biography because for me, on the intersection of these is the real relevance - or meaningless - of it.
Second, people should read more. I mean, Andy is not the guy of the tomato can and you will not get anything out of the 80:- you paid to see it unless you read something about him.

"Yo soy yo y mi circunstancia"
- Ortega y Gasset

Finally, don't buy the poster. "It is not the cowl that makes the monk" so, you'll not turn into a curator either.


Truly inspiring the Tid & Plats series they are carrying out.

Tid & Plats #1: 1956-1964, Rio de Janeiro.


An unprecedented climate of optimism gripped Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s, as the city emerged from its traditional past of a port to become a metropolis of 2.5 million inhabitants, with a modern cultural identity. New forms of art, architecture, music and film appeared almost simultaneously. The names of these movements encapsulated the climate of new beginnings: Neo-Concretism, Bossa Nova, Cinema Novo. Neo-Concretism created a unique form of Brazilian modernism that emphasised simplicity of form and spatial construction. (...)

They even organized FREE Bossa Nova concerts a pity that Swedish people are not so into dancing...


Tid & Plats #2: 1958-1968, Milano-Torino

Towards the end of the Second World War, the centre of Milan had been devastated by air raids and a new, modern urban development now emerged, with an emphasis on industry, banking and trade fairs. Meanwhile, the art world spoke of reducing colour and subjective expression and of expanding the boundaries of sculpture and painting.

A birth of an identity - New monochrome - colourless but bold - gave birth to Arte Povera.



"It's so beautiful..."
- 80:- is the price to be like Andy, flying silver balloons from The Factory's window


"Silver is the colour of the past - like Hollywood starts on the silverscreen - and the future - like NASA astronauts" - By combining the industrial structure of the unfurnished studio with the glitter of silver and what it represented, Warhol was commenting on American values, as he did so often in his art.


Please, forget about Miller's tacky character - Sedgiwck was a lot more than what a nutshell movie can tell - and read or watch Poor Little Rich Girl or The Kitchen, instead 'cause you'll get a much better and realistic picture of what she actually ment.

PS: Hej André... Do you know who just got her MODERNA MUSEETS VÄNNER CARD?!??!
Events, mingles, concerts and much more... Here I come!!! So hope you'd take me with you! ;P
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