Today I will not talk about Brussels, but about an amazing exhibition I saw in Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Palais de Tokyo is, as some of you probably know, one of the leading cultural centres for contemporary art in Paris. 453 more words
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Through videos, installations, texts and drawings, Ed Atkins (b. 1982, lives and works in London) has developed an extremely singular body of work where certain paradoxes of our time are performed and critiqued. 378 more words
Sound talks in dimensions.
You enter behind a black curtain into near darkness, tentatively inch through two sets of thick plastic blinds and out onto a platform. 336 more words
Walk into the dark passageway leading to the saw swinging wildly from a mechanism mounted on the ceiling to destroy a mattress that is hacked at and cut into but first glance at the piece of wood in the lit glass case and walk over to it and put on the headphones hanging from the case and you think at first it’s nothing but then you hear what sounds like static coming through and you realize or think you realize that you are hearing termites inside the piece of wood eating away at it and you understand the truth of what you read earlier when the authors wrote that the narcissistic distortions of pity, such as the exultations of the philanthropist and the moral self-awareness of the social welfare worker, are still intensified confirmations of the distinction between rich and poor.