"As I see it, creativity includes things like opening a hotel in Kabul," explained Alighiero Boetti, and he went on to realize this plan in 1971 on his second stay in Afghanistan, during which he opened the One Hotel with his friend Gholam Dastaghir. The hotel remained open for six years.
Atlas 2 artists' books Isaac Bidwell
Le Style Moderne
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In a time of disconnect spurred by electronic media and instant gratification, Atlas II was created to help people redevelop an emotional attachment to something handmade. This idea was implemented by using forgotten techniques such as letterpress and hand binding. Each book's interior was created by a local printer and then cut down and hand folded by an Italian Artisan Apprentice.
Avery F. Gordon was invited by the artist to, collaborate on her project, titled The Workhouse. In this notebook, Gordon is engaged in a portrait of Breitenau, the twelfth-century Benedictine monastery, located twenty kilometers south of Kassel, that has been used throughout its history for various purposes, and since the nineteenth century has been a site of confinement and ?correction.?
Bag It! Matuschka
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The Shopping Bag pieces in Matuschka's series are artful in every sense of that slippery word. The materials she uses in Bagit! Are just that, empty shopping bags, but she has plucked them from the worlds of shopping, branding and packaging and turned them on their own ends.
Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard and Ron Padgett's Bean Spasms is the defining publication of the 1960s literary/Pop scene in New York. Originally published in 1967 by Kulchur Press in an edition of 1,000, and out of print for more than 40 years, Bean Spasms is a book many have heard about but relatively few have seen, and which--until now--has been consequently shrouded in legend.
Fans, enthusiasts and artists of all ages will be delighted to add their own personal touches to the pages of lively drawings by more than 50 artists, or have fun with the vibrantly colored stickers specially created for the project by Mickalene Thomas and Nate Lowman.
After incarnating the "boom object" of the industrialized nations in the 1950s and 1960s, unaided, the compact object is nowadays regarded at once as cute (minority, superfluous) and disquieting (metaphysical, critical, and mutinous). We hate to love it and love to hate it. The contemporary mini has sex appeal. Even when multiplied, it remains one-off.
In times when the exchange with the world largely takes place on the Internet, the search engine Google primarily regulates the parameters and formats of this conversation. For the philosopher and media theoretician Boris Groys, Google thus takes on the traditional role of philosophy and religion.