“This conservatory function of the Museum, which reached its highest point during the 19th century with Romanticism, is still generally accepted today, adding yet another paralysing factor. In fact nothing is more readily preserved than a work of art. (…) The Museum not only preserves and therefore perpetuates, but also collects. The aesthethic role of […]Read More The Museum is an Asylum.
The early 1960s brought about a significant shift in western art, largely in reaction to the critical and popular success of the highly personal and expressive painterly gestures of Abstract Expressionism. Minimalist artists, for example, produced pared-down three-dimensional objects that have no resemblance to any real objects. Heavily influenced by the Dutch De Stijl group, the Russian Constructivists and […]Read More The minimum of operating means.
“Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect”. Extract from “2010: Odyssey Two” (1982) by english writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke. *(Picture: Wikipedia).Read More Carbon or silicon makes no difference…
“Just as water, gas, and electricity are brought into our houses from far off to satisfy our needs in response to a minimal effort, so we shall be supplied with visual or auditory images, which will appear and disappear at a simple movement of the hand, hardly more than a sign”. Extract from “The Conquest […]Read More The Conquest of Ubiquity.
“The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds”. Tadao Andō, japanese self-taught architect. *(Picture: www.stlouis.style)Read More The computer offers another kind of creativity.
“Creativity is a puzzle, a paradox, some say a mystery. Inventors, scientists, and artists rarely know how their ideas arise. They mention intuition, but cannot say how it works. Most psychologists cannot tell us much about it either. What’s more, many people assume that there will never be a scientific theory of creativity–for how could […]Read More Dimensions of Creativity.
“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our […]Read More Our task must be to free ourselves…