AMPLIANDO EL PANORAMA – LA TRAGEDIA DESDE EL ARTE
AMPLIANDO EL PANORAMA
LA TRAGEDIA DESDE EL ARTE
“The director of UNESCO has called this destruction a form of genocide. What are your thoughts on this?I absolutely agree with that. I gave an interview last spring with Democracy Now! in which I said this is a form of genocide and a form of cultural cleansing. I made the same argument the keynote speech that I gave in Istanbul last week—this is not just a destruction of cultural heritage, this is an attempt to erase the representation of groups of people. Thousands of years of history—whether Islamic, pre-Islamic, early Christian, or Yazidi—is being wiped out as ISIS attempts to rewrite it in its own vision. This is a genocide.”(Posted), ‘This Is a Genocide’: Art Historian Zainab Bahrani on ISIS’s Destruction of Cultural Heritage. Artnews.com. 2015
Olga Noes, pintora e ilustradora. Pretende mostrar en su serie de retratos hechos en acuarela, una mezcla entre la belleza y la tragedia. Acá les mostramos su trabajo.
“It is not just that the traumas of Eva Hesse’s life and the tragedy of her death have layered her work with morbidity, as have certain critical writings which exploit this pathos; her work itself has the power to inspire unease, wonder, even disgust. For she was piecing together a new kind of expressionism, abstract and Minimal in form.”(Posted), ‘She Was Piecing Together a New Kind of Expressionism’: Kim Levin on Eva Hesse, in 1973. artnews.com. 2016.
“Can you tell us what gave you the idea to team up and create this zine?
Tori West: My friends always took the piss out of my disastrous experiences when it came to dating. Then I started seeing this one guy who was known for being notoriously shitty and all of them warned me ‘Don’t do it, this is going to be a disaster’. It completely was. I was left a little bit disheartened by and embarrassed by the whole relationship when I finally dumped him.” Ashleigh Kane, Illustrating your failed relationships and hook ups. Dazeddigital.com. 2016
“In this garden, though, something terrible has happened.
Switching from the elaborate detail of the Islamic miniature to the ritual dance of modernist action painting, Qureshi has splattered the roof in paint, blood-red like the leaves. It takes a moment to perceive the scope of the tragedy that may have unfolded in such a setting. The piece, the artist says, is a response to violence that has occurred around the world in recent decades. He calls it And How Many Rains Must Fall before the Stains Are Washed Clean.”(Posted). Let It Bleed: The Frightening Scene on the Met’s Roof. Artnews.com. 2013
Motoi Yamamoto, es un artista japonés. Les mostramos una serie de instalaciones que realiza con sal, símbolo de purificación en los funerales japoneses. Estos trabajos nacen de la experiencia que vivió cuando, siendo muy joven, tuvo que sobrellevar y sufrir la tragedia que significó para él la muerte de su hermana.
“If such objects fulfill a visceral need to collect and remember, the challenge for art museums approaching 9/11 is different—presumably, to process this raw material into some kind of expression that transforms, questions, enlightens, inspires, soothes, or any of the other things culture is supposed to do. Documentary artifacts are “inextricably bound with the event,” says Peter Eleey, chief curator at MoMA PS1. “They don’t allow us to make our own meaning.” Yet as Eleey set out to curate a show on 9/11, he decided that there isn’t enough significant art inspired by 9/11 to anchor an exhibition. ”(Posted), A Terrible Beauty? Artnews.com. 2011
“Delving into the dark and decadent world of the American Jazz Age, Pam Glew (…) – a fitting epitaph to the glamorous but tragic lifestyles of the 1920s – uses antique cloth to revive the past with her signature bleach technique. Emerging from the cloths, dyed and bleached from their original state, icons such as Marlene Dietrich, Charles Lindberg, Amelia Earhart and Josephine Baker, appear as ghostly reincarnations emerging from the fabric.”. Jenny Cusack, Pam Glew: Beautiful and the Damned. Dazeddigital.com. 2012
Timofey Radya, es un artista ruso, les presentamos su trabajo Figure #1: Stability, insipirado en la creación de poder cuando nadie lo nota y los desplazamientos forzados.