Wednesday 9 April between 18:00 and 19:30 I will be reading Ditte Vilstrup Holms text from the book, About Drawing with Tomas Lagermand Lundme at Motto in Charlottenborg Kunsthall during the launch of the Danish painter Julie Sass’ book entitled JSII.
American artist Will Insley worked for over 40 years on a monumental project, the planning of an imaginary city called “OneCity”. Starting in the 1950s, with a huge series of paintings and drawings, the artist constructed an urban vision which he completed with writings on the social and political structures associated with the physical aspects. Insley asserted that the project has its roots in ancient myths rather than in utopian views or contemporary urban planning theories and projects.
The architectural layout of OneCity consists of over 14000 square metres of nine-story buildings. Each one is two and half miles wide and is divided into an “Over-building” and an “Under-building”, with nine underground floors. The overall system takes the shape of a labyrinthine semi-buried complex, located between the Mississippi and the Rockies, able to host the whole population of the United States at the time: 400 millions people. The architectural language is rather sculptural with an attempt to an atemporal style, lacking any ornament or recognizability of functions.
Randomized pairings of Family Circus cartoons and Friedrich Nietzsche quotes
The science that makes us spend more in supermarkets, and feel good while we do it
Exhibition of Georgian Video Art
Since the 80s, Georgian art has undergone an evolution, which ran parallel to the predominant, hegemonic discourse of the socio-cultural reality. Within this context, it has created artifacts in various forms of media, which were novel to the social reality and circumstances of the respective time, but did not trigger any adequate analyses of these impulses. The political and economical conditions of the 90s, which marked the aftermath of the Soviet breakdown, complicated actions directed towards categorization and preservation as well.