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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rhizome commissions award 2009 announced

I got the Rhizome commissions award 2009 for my project proposal An event will follow at Rhizome's affiliate the New Museum of Contemporary Art in 2009

Read here:Rhizome 2009 Commissions

On the silver couch: Panos Tsangaris and Kim Norcott

Artists Panos Tsangaris and Kim Norcott

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nikola Tosic text for the Angelo Foundation

I asked writer and artist Nikola Tosic to write a text for the Angelo Foundation and he wrote this:

"For some time Angelo has been mentioning his Angelo Foundation.

Angelo is a unique kind of person (everybody is unique but he is more unique) so it is hard for me sometimes to understand what he does. Lack of understanding of his goals combined with my general lack of understanding of everything else including my own conciseness results in lack of action... so I have not done anything for or with the Foundation.

Today we met on skype, after many months, and within few messages I agreed to write a text for the Foundation and I am writing it now.

I wanted to write it immediately because while I chatted to him I felt this warm compassion about his will to create something of his own and make it happen. I felt like I need to help him do this no matter what it is. As if he is a baby that needs feeding. I somehow understood this basic need of his hidden in a mess of millions of confusions and misunderstandings and conflicts any of us has on daily basis. It is nice to see anyone doing anything, especially if it is abstract and especially if it is hard to figure out. And it is nice to be part of it, to be drawn into their little universe and be a small puzzle piece in this interpretation of reality, maybe even in the centre of it for a short moment. I could spend my whole lifetime going from one person to another grabbing these little moments and being part of their dreams.

So I write this text and I hope I can get my little moment as part of Angelo's creation because his work is important content for my own life. It is a bizarre parasitic symbiosis of reality benders.

Also I hope to get invited to read poetry reading in Athens. That would be nice."

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Long live the polka dot!

A Yayoi Kusama perfomance in 1967

Mari Spirito in Souneio last week

Kusama's Nude happenings

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Featured in Art in America and Artnet

Art in America by Lilly Wei read part of the article here

Text by Kimberly Bradley, read it here

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Last night's party

Casey Spooner
(Laertis in Hamlet)

Scott Shephard (Hamlet), Kaneza Schaal, Judson Williams (Horatio)

Andreas with Casey

George, Andreas and Michalis

Katerina Kana and Georgina F

Thodoris of Amateur

After seeing Hamlet by Wooster Group (pics and videos were forbidden by the Hellenic Festival) we all went to the last of the season Amateur party at the Meteorite/Russian Disco.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Space is the Place

A film released in 1974 and produced by Jim Newman. The alternate title is Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra: Space Is the Place. Read it's wikipedia entry here

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Some more Beijing

The air-tram that leads to the Great Wall

The Great Wall

They say Lenin is sleeping next to the Great Wall

The corridor that leads to Tiananmen square from the Forbidden city

The unforgettable Flower salad

Huge led screens everywhere

Identical building complexes