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Sites of Desire

10.01.2014

Considering derelict urban spaces as metaphor for escapism and reflection In his unfinished collection of writings on the city life of Paris the Arcades Project¹ (Passagenwerk, 1927 – 1940), Walter Benjamin asserted that the modern city is experienced in a passive state of distraction. This suggests a coping mechanism for everyday life: a perceived need [...]

The sanity of the day

18.09.2013

Artist: Mimmo Roselli “Silk Map” 55 Venice Biennale Pavilion Venezia Outside: First it connects sky to earth, then you look closely and the sane notion allows you to go even further by following the lines. One of them goes differently allowing you to move in a different way, with tradition, in integrity and posture. The [...]

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Bulletin 2013

18.07.2013

Graphic design by Denitsa Toneva Post photo credit: Courtesy of the festival

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20.06.2013

When politics of the day is very weak, we lose our confidence in future, the French philosopher Alain Badiou says. At such moments art becomes very important as a means to trust the future, even if we cannot see it. Art creates fragments of space-time. A new world cannot be made from this, but a [...]

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Artist-run initiatives

19.06.2013

There are probably more artists working now than at any time in history. If you add all the artists emerging from all the BA Fine Art, BA Art & Design, Art Academies, MFA and Ph.D programmes in art practice around the world, plus all those who are not formally trained, the global numbers are staggering. [...]

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Sofia City Bar

17.06.2013

The first time I arrived in Sofia about three years ago, the young architects Maria Petkowa and Desislava Nencheva welcomed me at the airport. Mario (Hostel Lavele) drove us by his own car to the center of Sofia. Downtown the first thing I noticed was the really fresh air. From my own experience – I [...]

Photo installation “Secret Doing” by Nia Pushkarova at “Translocal Meeting”, Can Gilabert, Mallorca 2013

Mallorca translocal meeting

16.06.2013

To talk about WTAF, is to talk about art, to talk about water… finally to talk about feelings. Because water is the symbol of feelings, especially in the tarot cards. In WTAF I keep the emotion in the same memory box as the intellectual experience. All nice people, curios cities, the taste of the food, [...]