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bosch:

#Fraktus <3 (hier: Thalia Theater)

bosch:

#Fraktus <3 (hier: Thalia Theater)

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"Fleisch ist kein Material, es ist ein Fluch."
Max Frisch, Homo Faber
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insidethespeaker:

Wenn ich male, spekuliere ich im Volumen.
When I paint, I speculate in volume.

(Katharina Grosse)

insidethespeaker:

Wenn ich male, spekuliere ich im Volumen.

When I paint, I speculate in volume.

(Katharina Grosse)

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"Und wenn ich auf einmal verängstigt erwache,
möchte ich damit nicht sagen, dass die Welt endet.
Kann jemand sagen, ob der Wind unpünktlich weht?
Ob ›Liebe machen‹ ein Euphemismus ist oder nicht?
Ob man die Versprechungen und Vereinbarungen hält?
Ob uns lauter Leben nicht das Leben kostet?
Was auf der Erde geschieht ist reine Anekdote,
die jemand als Angelpunkt der Transzendenz deutet."

Martí i Pol
— Vor 1 Monat
#poem 
Photobook Stores. →

photolia:

Where do you buy your photobooks? With the lead by Doug Stockdale we put together a list of places to purchase photobooks:

23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

25books, Berlin

Ampersand Books & Gallery, Portland, OR

Amstelbooks, Amsterdam

Analogue Books, Edinburgh, UK…

To be continued…

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Juan Sánchez Cotán, Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber, 1602
The San Diego Museum of Art

"My work explores the temporal duality of objects/non-objects in a hegemonic space/non-space. Indeed, my fruit and vegetable simulacra juxtaposes pre-Marxist male/female homo/heterosocial redactions of materiality through recurring formal concerns."

-Juan Sánchez Cotán
via: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-seed/artists-statements-of-the_b_5236002.html?fb_action_ids=10152408316714267&amp;fb_action_types=og.likes

Juan Sánchez Cotán, Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber, 1602

The San Diego Museum of Art

"My work explores the temporal duality of objects/non-objects in a hegemonic space/non-space. Indeed, my fruit and vegetable simulacra juxtaposes pre-Marxist male/female homo/heterosocial redactions of materiality through recurring formal concerns."

-Juan Sánchez Cotán

via: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-seed/artists-statements-of-the_b_5236002.html?fb_action_ids=10152408316714267&fb_action_types=og.likes

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erikkwakkel:

erikkwakkel:

Medieval egg book
As graffiti artists show every day, you can write on almost anything. In medieval times, however, most writing was done on stones, parchment (animal skin) or paper. The object in this image is special because it breaks with that rule (no pun intended): it shows Arabic funeral poetry written on an ostrich egg in the 15th century. It was found in a muslim graveyard in the Red Sea port of Quseir, Egypt. The text describes the journey from death to life and was written down to commemorate a young man that had died. Ostrich eggs were believed to give power to the dead and bring them back to life, which is why this book was ‘buried’ in the grave. What a great and unusual artifact of medieval written culture! It’s in pieces, but the shells survived in spite of being buried in the ground for over 500 years.
Pic: Dionisius Agius/University of Leeds. Read more about this remarkable object here and here. See this Tumblr post for a 15th-century globe made from an ostrich egg.

I don’t usually reblog my own posts, but this older one is just too appropriate for today: Happy Easter to all!

Happy Easter!

erikkwakkel:

erikkwakkel:

Medieval egg book

As graffiti artists show every day, you can write on almost anything. In medieval times, however, most writing was done on stones, parchment (animal skin) or paper. The object in this image is special because it breaks with that rule (no pun intended): it shows Arabic funeral poetry written on an ostrich egg in the 15th century. It was found in a muslim graveyard in the Red Sea port of Quseir, Egypt. The text describes the journey from death to life and was written down to commemorate a young man that had died. Ostrich eggs were believed to give power to the dead and bring them back to life, which is why this book was ‘buried’ in the grave. What a great and unusual artifact of medieval written culture! It’s in pieces, but the shells survived in spite of being buried in the ground for over 500 years.

Pic: Dionisius Agius/University of Leeds. Read more about this remarkable object here and here. See this Tumblr post for a 15th-century globe made from an ostrich egg.

I don’t usually reblog my own posts, but this older one is just too appropriate for today: Happy Easter to all!

Happy Easter!

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vicemag:

The World’s Largest Christian TV Network Has a Lot to Hide
Trinity Broadcasting Network (or TBN) is the largest Christian TV network in the world. Its shows are currently available in 95 percent of American homes.
TBN has its headquarters in Costa Mesa, California, in the modest building you see above. The network offers free tours to the public, so I headed down to check it out. 

This guy (above, right) was the tour guide for my group, which was made up of me and a visiting Boy Scout troop. I’m not sure if he was new or something, but he left A LOT of the company’s history out of his tour, so I’ll be filling in some gaps for him as I go. 

Our tour began in the grand entrance hall. As we walked through, the tour guide explained to us that TBN was started in the early 70s by married couple Jan and Paul Crouch in an effort to spread Christianity to as many people as they could. 
What he failed to mention is the church’s reliance on what’s known as “prosperity gospel.”
If you’re not familiar, prosperity gospel is a system in which you’re told that the more money you give to the Lord, the more blessings the Lord will give to you in return. In this instance, “the Lord” refers to “Trinity Broadcasting Network.” 
They gather these donations by holding telethons in which they promise viewers miracles in exchange for donating money to TBN. And being poor isn’t a problem: The network tells viewers that God especially likes it when people who are poor or in debt donate money they can’t afford. ”He’ll give you thousands, hundreds of thousands; he’ll give millions and billions of dollars,” Paul Crouch once told his viewers, according to the LA Times.
The company is reported to bring in tens of millions of dollars in tax-free donations annually. It is unclear if God held up his end of the bargain to those who donated.

Next, we were taken around a small museum area that featured various old copies of the Bible, some of which were more than 100 years old. 
Continue

vicemag:

The World’s Largest Christian TV Network Has a Lot to Hide

Trinity Broadcasting Network (or TBN) is the largest Christian TV network in the world. Its shows are currently available in 95 percent of American homes.

TBN has its headquarters in Costa Mesa, California, in the modest building you see above. The network offers free tours to the public, so I headed down to check it out. 

This guy (above, right) was the tour guide for my group, which was made up of me and a visiting Boy Scout troop. I’m not sure if he was new or something, but he left A LOT of the company’s history out of his tour, so I’ll be filling in some gaps for him as I go. 

Our tour began in the grand entrance hall. As we walked through, the tour guide explained to us that TBN was started in the early 70s by married couple Jan and Paul Crouch in an effort to spread Christianity to as many people as they could. 

What he failed to mention is the church’s reliance on what’s known as “prosperity gospel.”

If you’re not familiar, prosperity gospel is a system in which you’re told that the more money you give to the Lord, the more blessings the Lord will give to you in return. In this instance, “the Lord” refers to “Trinity Broadcasting Network.” 

They gather these donations by holding telethons in which they promise viewers miracles in exchange for donating money to TBN. And being poor isn’t a problem: The network tells viewers that God especially likes it when people who are poor or in debt donate money they can’t afford. ”He’ll give you thousands, hundreds of thousands; he’ll give millions and billions of dollars,” Paul Crouch once told his viewers, according to the LA Times.

The company is reported to bring in tens of millions of dollars in tax-free donations annually. It is unclear if God held up his end of the bargain to those who donated.

Next, we were taken around a small museum area that featured various old copies of the Bible, some of which were more than 100 years old. 

Continue

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"504. Wenn man aber sagt: »Wie soll ich wissen, was er meint, ich sehe ja nur seine Zeichen«, so sage ich: »Wie soll er wissen, was er meint, er hat ja auch nur seine Zeichen.«"
Wittgenstein, Ludwig:Philosophische Untersuchungen, Frankfurt 2003, S 226. (via animarson)

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