Thursday, October 26, 2006

october salon

endre tot-hopes in nothing**** gerhard rim-achives of color television

olaf metzel-turkish delight**** claus bohmler-objektmontages

gabriele jerke-untitled**** ana adamovic-postcards from imaginary places

vlado martek-painting makes my mind happier

umetnost,zivot pometnja & confusion

naziv ovogodishnjeg beogradskog oktobarskog salona,,,

sve nekako u znaku boysa

lepe su razglednice sa imaginarnih mesta,,kao neka daleka secanja

ples argentinca sa stvarnom nestvarnom zenom lutkom,,

chisti lepi crtezi skandinavaca,,kao njihova cela kultura zivljenja-prochishceno,jednostavno

alen karpov-gume u dvorishtima americhkim:

The key experiment was not simply the invention of new art genres by which the period is usually known, but the recognition of the secularization of the entire art situation: genre, frame, public and purpose.

The critical move in the experiment was the shift of art away from its familiar contexts, the studios, museums, concert halls, theatres etc., to anywhere else in the real world.

Various performative modes became the effective way to deal with this shift to the actual environment. Performing was doing something, not acting in theatre — moving furniture, for example, just to do it, or because you were changing apartments.

The structural models for the experiment were real (not merely implicit) processes: for example, seasonal changes; food that is grown, prepared, eaten, digested and composted; thoughts that are transmitted, converted and put into action.

The possible boundaries between lifelike art and the rest of life were kept intentionally blurred. Where the art was located and where life was, when one or the other “began” and “ended,” was of no importance. Such distinctions were merely provisional.

The typical art public and critic used to going to exhibitions, concerts and plays, became irrelevant. Instead, there were small groups of travellers to far-off sites, participants in organised events, thinkers on commuter trains and artists in their art by themselves. The emerging public for this lifelike art was no longer ideal and unified, but was diversified, mobile and particular in interests, like people in the real world.

Lifelike art did not merely label life as “art”. It was continuous with that life, inflecting, probing, testing and even suffering it, but always attentively. (That’s the source of its humour, when you look closely at your suffering, it can be pretty funny ...)

The purpose of lifelike art was therapeutic: to reintegrate the piecemeal reality we take for granted. Not just intellectually, but directly, as experience — in this moment, in this house, at this kitchen sink...

Allan Kaprow

Excerpt from “The Real Experiment”, Artforum, December 1983

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

divan dan/ 29/kraj oktobra/plovdiv/ antichko pozorishte/ portokal/ aristophan/

Sunday, October 15, 2006