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Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stevens and some of the other performers that will take part to the wedding performance at the Fear Society Pavilion on Friday August 28 made a colourful appearance at the Plaza San Marco tonight…

Group picture @ Plaza San Marco
Angry cop (with donkey ears) taking care of public virtue
The ecstatic artist-brides Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens
Lady Monster & group picture

From left to right: Beth Stephens, Beatriz Preciado & Annie Sprinkle


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August 28, 2009 at 12:26 am

Alfredo Jaar

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ALFREDO JAAR, Le ceneri di Pasolini

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ALFREDO JAAR, Text by Gabi Scardi

“In his work there is an underlying sensation that there is an inalienable correlation between ethics and aesthetics… that reality can be not only related but also constructed: constructed through the energy and the critical attitude towards art and culture, through their possibility to interact with the widest possible social contexts, to transmit values and through new visions of development, to respond to the fundamental needs of contemporary life.
To Pasolini he dedicated the video The Ashes of Pasolini (2009) that the artist produced especially for the exhibition “The Fear Society”.
These are the words Alfredo Jaar uses to present his project: “I will present a short film entitled The Ashes of Pasolini. It is a modest film about the death of an extraordinary intellectual.
It is mostly based on documentary material discovered after 1975, the year of his death, and before. As you know, it is still unclear who killed him. But for me, it has always been clear why: it was because of fear. Fear of his voice, fear of his life style, fear of his ideas, fear of his opinions, fear of his intellect. He was the totally complete intellectual: a filmmaker, a poet, a writer, a journalist, a critic, a polemist. He was totally involved in the cultural and political life of his time. As an artist he took risks, broke the rules, he created his own rules. Pasolini wrote one of the most beautiful poems of the 20th century titled The Ashes of Gramsci (2005), a eulogy to another great Italian thinker, Antonio Gramsci. The title of my film is based on this poem by Pasolini but I chose it to write a eulogy to Pasolini himself. In these dark times in which Italy finds itself, Pasolini’s voice is sorely missed.”[…]
see entire text in PHOBIA PAPER

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June 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm

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June 14, 2009 at 7:15 am

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Regina José Galindo, Confesión.

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(City of Guatemala, 1973. Lives and works in City of Guatemala).
The artist made her first international appearance in 2001, in the Venice Biennale curated by Harald Szeemann and received the Golden Lion as young artist at the 51st Venice Biennale.

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June 13, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Tania Bruguera, Autosabotage, 2009

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(Havana, 1968, lives and works in both Chicago and Havana).
Interdisciplinary and political artist, Tania Bruguera focuses on behaviour as the main source of her work and studies the methods of information transmission in art, such as rumours or small talk.

photo by César Delgado Wixan

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June 6, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Alfredo Jaar’s lessons

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(Santiago, 1956. Lives and works in New York).
Jaar believes in a relationship between ethics and aesthetics, placing great emphasis on the society, that should be active and socially responsible regarding culture.

photos by César Delgado Wixan

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June 3, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Posted in Alfredo Jaar, Photos, Txt, Videos

Ann-Sofi Siden

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(Stockholm, 1962. Live and works in both Stockholm and New York).
Two words well describe the works of Ann-Sofi Sidén: intensity and existence. Intensity because her works attract the viewer, Existence is instead, a recurring theme in the videos and installations of the artist, who confronts the images of life and death.

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photos by César Delgado Wixan

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May 31, 2009 at 6:28 pm