Archive for January, 2013

Marcel Broodthaers

Monday, January 28th, 2013
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    Link one – (So he loved Shakespeare)

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    Gallaery Marian Goodman

    “Fémur d’homme belge” and “Fémur de la femme francaise”
    A Material Matter: Marcel Broodthaers’ Use of Bones as a Surrealist Intervention against the Political Cult of the Dead

  • “It is possible to grasp reality as well as that which reality conceals.” Marcel Broodthaers

    “Un coup de dés” (Hommage à Mallarmé)

    Marcel Broodthaers

    Marcel Broodthaers (28 January 1924 – 28 January 1976) was a Belgian poet, filmmaker and artist with a highly literate and often witty approach to creating art works.
    He incorporated written language in his art and used whatever was at hand for his raw materials–most notably the shells of eggs and mussels, but also furniture, clothing, garden tools, household gadgets and reproductions of artworks

    Francis Picabia, Francis Poulenc + W. Blake

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
  • Francis Picabia – 22 January 1879

  • Google Picabia

    I Am A Beautiful Monster
    Who is with me is against me.

    I hope you are having as carefree a day as Picabia.

    The Unholy trinity Bernard Marcadé on Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia.

  • Francis Poulenc.. half monk half delinquent..
    The composer is largely self-taught and eccentric.

  • Europe Supported by Africa and America

    William Blake hundreds of lost etchings discovered

    View gallery here

  • Patricia Highsmith – Inner Life

    Saturday, January 19th, 2013

    Previous post Repley’s Game links to films trailers + Jeannette Winterson’s delicious article on Highsmith.

  • Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen in The Two Faces of January , this film was also based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith.

  • Young Patricia Highsmith in 1930 (click to see large)

    Highsmith endures a depresson equal to hell (Kate Hart – this recording)

    What I found by reading through her notebooks written in the postwar period, when she wrote her most celebrated novels The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, was not the ramblings of a homophobe or a misogynist, but a series of conflicted, even anguished entries about being a lesbian in Cold War America. Highsmith was frustrated, horrified, baffled and intrigued by her sexuality, and at times, defensive and proud of being gay.

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    Patricia Highsmith – the Anatomy of Melancholy – born January 19, 1921.

  • Orhan Pamuk

    I felt guilty enjoying the novels of Patricia Highsmith. Later I realized that the guilt comes not from reading thrillers but from her ingenious method of making the reader identify with the murderer. She is a great Dostoyevskian crime writer.

  • In the Realm of Nagisa Oshima – Jan 15 2013

    Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

    NYtimes Obit…Nagisa Oshima dies aged 80.

    “Nothing that is expressed is obscene. What is obscene is what is hidden.” Nagisa Oshima (NYtimes)

  • (Nagisa Oshima, Edinburgh, August 21, 1983. Photo: Steve Pyke)

    (via artforum)

    Oshima was born in Kyoto (Variety)

    In 1983, Oshima returned to Cannes with “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,” A WWII P.O.W. camp drama based on the experiences of writer Laurens van der Post, the pic starred Tom Conti, David Bowie, composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also supplied the soundtrack music) and helmer-to-be Takeshi Kitano as a brutal camp guard.

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    Nagisa Oshima

    Nagisa Oshima launched Ryuichi Sakamoto and Takeshi Kitano onto the world stage with “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence”, both Kitano and Sakamoto had supporting roles to David Bowie. (see more images -scroll down Gohatto)

    Hanging image via

    “Death by Hanging” (1968), about a Korean man sentenced to death for rape and murder, addresses the prejudicial treatment of the Korean minority in Japan. (NYtimes)

    Hideo Obara

    When I was a college student, I went to see the film directed by Nagisa Oshima “KOSYUKEI(Death by hanging)” . After the film screening, Mr. Oshima appeared, and debated with audiences. There was a young man asked a question to Mr. Oshima. Then, Mr. Oshima, answered “Stupid!”. When the young man asked “What? Is it stupid? What do you mean?” Mr. Oshima shouted in a loud voice “I said just You are stupid!” and Mr. Oshima went away and left the hall quickly.
    He was always angry in front of the media. I think the “energy of anger” become the source of his works. He was always angry, however, people say that he had never even once a fight with his wife.

  • Aaron Swartz – Death of an Internet Prodigy

    Sunday, January 13th, 2013
  • Update: Lessig remembers Aaron – An incredible soul (Democracy Now, Amy Goodman)

    Tech bloggers pay tributes to Aaron

    My Aaron Swartz, whom I loved. Quinn said

    He read to me and Ada compulsively; he read me a whole David Foster Wallace book. He read Robert Caro to me, countless articles, blog posts, snippets of books. Sometimes, he would call, just read, and hang up. He loved the Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, and the three of us read it together many times. We loved George Saunders. We loved so many things together.

  • Iternet prodigy, activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide

    The world is robbed of a half-century of all the things we can’t even imagine Aaron would have accomplished with the remainder of his life.
    Aaron Swartz committed suicide Friday in New York. He was 26 years old.

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    Prosecutor as Bully by Lessig

    For remember, we live in a world where the architects of the financial crisis regularly dine at the White House — and where even those brought to “justice” never even have to admit any wrongdoing, let alone be labeled “felons.”
    In that world, the question this government needs to answer is why it was so necessary that Aaron Swartz be labeled a “felon.”

    How we stopped SOPA – (Aaron on video talking as an activist – via Boing Boing)

  • See Aaaron in bike helmet mask…(Slacsktory)

    Aaron on depression Very SICK

    A Tribute to Aaron (Commondreams) – An Inspiring Heroism (UK Glenn Greenwald

    Weapons of Choice – Funnyart Fair- Feb 2013

    Thursday, January 10th, 2013

    Moshi Moshi

    Mori Satoh..森翔太 (撮影、編集、出演) filming, editing acting…(Mori is our new Iphone action hero)

  • David Shrigley

    David Shrigley Gong. (at Anton Kern Galler)

    Kevin Cooley: Skyward at Pierogi Boiler Room
    January 11 – February, 2013

    Gaylen Gerber at Wallspace
    January 12 – February 9, 2013

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    Horses think new web site..

    Shomei Tomatsu – Passing of A Master Photographer

    Monday, January 7th, 2013
  • MoMa Collection
    Title: Christian with Keloidal Scars

  • Japanese Photography Legend Shomei Tomatsu has died.

    Shomei Tomatsu, one of the most influential Japanese photographers of his era, died on 14 December. He was 82


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    Shinjuku – Turmoil Butoh dancer Hijikata Tatsumi carrying the tree.

    Previous post Shomei Tomatsu Photograph

    Shomei Tomatsu, Brookman noted, “transformed the notion of documentary photography from more formal concerns…into a much more emotional image-making…He didn’t simply settle into one style.”
    The latter, combined with Tomatsu’s reluctance to travel abroad, may help explain his relative obscurity in the west.”

    Photo of Rilke by Shaw – Letters to Balthus, Lou A. Salome

    Saturday, January 5th, 2013

    “For a time, Rilke and Cocteau had apartments in the same Paris building—evidently without ever becoming acquainted.”

    “Rilke was eternally someone’s houseguest. Once he had fifty different addresses in four years.”

    “The greatest lesbian poet since Sappho, Auden called Rilke.”’

    “Joyce, Hesse, Mann, and Rilke all died in Switzerland.”

    “John Berryman: Rilke was a jerk.”

    David Markson on Rilke

    The Poet
    Rainer Maria Rilke, 1906 /George Bernard Shaw /sc London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) photographic legacy of George Bernard Shaw

    ON April 19, 1906 – Rilke wrote to TO S. Fischer. (page 205 Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke)

    . A few days ago Rodin began the portrait of one of your most remarkable authors, which promimses to become something quite extraordinary.

    This personality of Shaw’s and his whole manner makes desirous of reading a few more of his books, of which I think I know only the Man of Destiny.

    Madame Shaw who brought about the making of this portrait over her husband’s head in the most charming way, is a solicitous, quietly attentive woman, full of zeal and enthusiams for beautiful things, hovering about her husband with all this as the spring wind plays about a billy goat.

    Pascal Blanchard

    “Rilke was the lover of Baladine Klossowski, the mother of the painter Balthus and the writer and draftsman Pierre Klossowski… Baladine Klossowska was the last lover of Rilke..

  • Letter from Rilke to Balthus

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  • Rilke worked very hard for Rodin’s book.. he also toured and gave lectures but was dismissed by Rodin after 4 years. according to William Gass. (Rilke meets Rodin – William Gass)

  • John Banville – Study the Panther

  • Photo of Rilke and Lou Andreas Salome among friends (via)

    Here is Rilke’s poem to Lou Andreas Salome.. (Read here)

    Longing leads out too often
    into vagueness. Why should I cast myself, when,
    for all I know, your influence falls on me,
    gently, like moonlight on a window seat.

    Lou & F loufr Lou Andreas Salome and Freud (scroll down)

    Rilke and Lou Andreas Salome visited Russia to see the great man Tolstoy.. Tolstoy ignored Rilke.

  • Fujimoto – War Tourist with a Camera

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
  • Fujimoto Deliberate tourist, a thrill-seeking photog, dodges Aleppo snipers (Japan times)

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