ALLEN GINSBERG ONCE SAID:-
“CONCENTRATE ON WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY TO YOURSELF AND YOUR REAL FRIENDS. FOLLOW YOUR INNER MOONLIGHT; DON’T HIDE THE MADNESS. YOU SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY WHEN YOU DON’T CARE WHO’S LISTENING. “
“The first passage in the video relates to the record’s overarching narrative and title, Six Archetypes. Apple seeds rest in my hand while I sleep, searching for my mother in a dream — a reference to the orphan complex that Carl Jung writes about. He thought that children orphan themselves by abandoning their heritage for the pursuit of a particular quest, one which in no way fits their parents’ or caretakers’ expectations. In a different sense, one can become orphaned from society. An idea or ideology can become so common that the mass establishes a system of expectations: one person’s idea becomes the people’s image. So what choice do we have other than to be orphans? I am drawn to this archetype because it possesses qualities shared by all visionaries of the world. Inasmuch as the orphan relates to being alone, it’s also about the obsession for breaking and challenging systems.”
” SOMETIMES POSSIBILITIES APPEAR GREATEST WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF INCARCERATED, PONDERING NEW INSPIRATIONS FOR YOUR ASSASSINATION LIST. OPTIMISM GOES LIMP WITH AN OUT-CRITIQUE, BUT THE CAUSALITY WILL FALL TO PIECES, SO CUT OFF THE GOLDEN CHAIN BEFORE SOMEONE CUTS YOU. TELL NO MORE OF ENCHANTED DAYS. GET ON FIRE! “
The act employs Social Artist by establishing a new employment
possibilities which addresses the training of people who agree to this challenge and who have the maturity, initiative and vision as well as a passion for making a difference in the whole domain of human affairs. It requires considerable courage for what is being formed and is possibly a movement as profound as it is outreaching in its implications for proactive social evolution.
A FASHIONISTA / DESIGNER / MODEL AND THE FREAK TSARINA: CHEEKY MAA ! SHE SAYS : ” WE ARE ALL CONNECTED ESPECIALLY NOW WITH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS. SO MANY HAVE FOUGHT FOR THE FREEDOM OF SELF-EXPRESSION AND NOW IS THE TIME TO EDUCATE THE IGNORANT AND TO SHAMELESSLY BE TRUE TO WHO WE REALLY ARE.”
“Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties — all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name’s Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion — these are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated.” -David Foster Wallace
Curator Diego Cortez shares his reflections on knowing and working with Basquiat and guides us around the exhibition’s partial recreation of Basquiat’s first exhibition, ‘New York / New Wave’ at P.S.1, curated by Cortez in 1981…
Basquiat: Boom for Real is open until 28 Jan
THE SON OF SEX PISTOL’S MANAGER MALCOLM MCLAREN AND VIVIENNE WESTWOOD HAS SET FIRE TO MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PUNK MEMORABILIA ON THE BOAT ON THE RIVER THEMES, IT WAS THE MOST PUNK BASH IN THE LAST MONTHS ON THE GENTRIFIED LONDON GROUNDS.
” SO I WENT TO NEW YORK CITY TO BE BORN AGAIN. IT WAS AND REMAINS EASY FOR MOST AMERICANS TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE AND START A NEW. I WASN’T LIKE MY PARENTS. I DIDN’T HAVE ANY SUPPOSEDLY SACRED PIECE OF LAND OR SHOALS OF FRIENDS TO LEAVE BEHIND. NOWHERE HAS THE NUMBER ZERO BEEN OF MORE PHILOSOPHICAL VALUE THAN IN THE UNITED STATES…. AND WHEN THE TRAIN PLUNGED INTO A TUNNEL UNDER NYC, WITH ITS LINING OF PIPES AND WIRES, I WAS OUT OF THE WOMB AND INTO THE BIRTH CANAL…”
” TOGETHER WITH KUNSTHALL OSLO AND MUNCH MUSEET IN MOTION, WE HAVE AN EXHIBITION PROGRAMME ATTRACTING A HIGHLY VARIED AND BROAD ART CROWD TO THIS AREA. AND A BIT FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD THE MUNCH MUSEUM AND MAIN LIBRARY TOGETHER WITH THE OPERA HOUSE, ALL THAT WILL FORM A RARE AND POWERFUL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS. I BELIEVE OTHER GALLERIES WILL FOLLOW SOON TOO.”
We have acknowledged that as an art experience expands our life deepens, and as our life deepens, our art expands. Each nourishes the other. We want the
individuals to use their ability to cross each other’s creative acts to make the act of art useful, life artful and a joy lasting by creative satisfactory of self-actualisation and self-transcendence. We should use our lives being touched and touching others through the power of act/action, role play, play or any other collaboration, by staging each and everyone’s stage ability.
” EVENTUALLY I WON MY POINT, WHICH WAS: – ” I AM AN ARTIST AND THAT TAPE IS ONE OF MY ART WORKS AND IT BELONGS TO ME.” YES THEY CAN HAVE A COPY. I HAD A POINT OF VIEW AND A REASON TO FIGHT. ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW I SAID: “LITTLE BROTHER WATCHING BIG BROTHER”. THAT WAS A BIG STATEMENT AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SAW THAT. IT MEANT THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A CAMERA (WHICH CAN BE A POWER WEAPON USED TO PROTECT ONE’S DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS) CAN HOLD THE AUTHORITIES AND THE POLICE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS ON THE STREET ! THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A WHOLE NEW DIGITAL AGE. “
” A NEW VIDEO FOR THEIR SINGLE “CREEPER CREEPER” AND IT’S A CAMPY BLAST. TAKING CULTURAL HINTS FROM THE LIKES OF STEVE STRANGE, SOO THE CAT WOMAN AND NEW ROMANTICISM, THE VIDEO IS A VISUAL TREAT AND AN APPROPRIATE ODE FOR A BAND KNOWN BEST FOR THEIR SECRET SHOWS.” NYLON MAGAZINE
ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY SAID, “SOMEONE AND SOMETHING IS DREAMING US.EMBRACE THE ILLUSION.LIVE!” THERE IS AN AUDIENCE WHO IS DREAMING US AND ALLOWS US TO BE A PART OF THEM.
” BASIC BITCHES AT THE MALL
BASIC BITCHES I WON’T CALL
BASIC BITCHES LOOK AT ME
I’M UR FANCY FANTASY “
KEEP YOUR HALOS TIGHT
I’M YOUR GOD OR YOUR GUARDIAN
KEEP YOUR HALO TIGHT
ONE HAND ON THE TRIGGER, THE OTHER HAND IN MINE
BECAUSE NOW, CUPID CARRIES A GUN
NOW, NOW, CUPID, CUPID CARRIES A GUN
If by the virtue of charity of the circumstance of desperation, you ever chance to spend a little time around a Substance-recovery halfway facility like Enfield MA’s state-funded Ennet House, you will acquire many exotic new facts. You will find out…
Zurbaran is doing something sublime, St. Francis in Meditation, a painting that is a meditation on the visible and the invisible. The eyes of the skull lead us to the eyes of St Francis disappearing in darkness; we wander over the surfaces of the visible world to a confrontation with the unknown, with death, and what, in Zurbaran’s belief, must lie beyond. This is a long way from the St Francis of Italian art and folklore, lover of animals and inventor of Christmas.
” I WANT TO PROVOKE THE FEMALE UNIVERSE SO EVERY ONE HEARS HER OWN EMOTIONS, FEELINGS AND BELIEVES IN HER VERY OWN IMPRESSIONS. I WOULD LIKE TO GUIDE THE FEMALE PHYSIQUE WITH SILK OR LACE. EVERY WOMAN SHOULD DARE TO LOOK DEEP IN HER SOUL AND FIND HER OWN UNIQUE PASSION, WITH THE HELP OF MY DESIGNS, WHICH IS HANDMADE FOR EVERY UNIQUE LANDSCAPE! “
“YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO STAND AND WALK IN HEELS THAT ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO YOUR SIZE FOR HOURS AT A TIME. YOU OUGHT TO BE FLEXIBLE AND BE ABLE TO HOLD ANY AWKWARD POSITION FOR WHAT WILL FEEL LIKE A MILLENNIUM BUT WILL IN FACT BE 5 MINUTES. YOU MUST BE OK WITH NOT BREATHING WHILE SHOWING OFF A GARMENT THAT IS EITHER TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG. YOU MUST BE READY TO SHOOT BIKINIS IN THE SNOWY SEASONS AND LAYERED SWEATERS IN THE BLISTERING HOT ONES. YOU MUST ACCEPT THE FACT THAT YOU WILL GET ZIPPED. YOU WILL GET PINNED. YOU WILL GET BURNED.”
I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT THE CLITORIS. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT OPEN NON-MONOGAMY AND SEXUAL FLUIDITY. I WANT US TO GET AWAY FROM A POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE. WE NEED TO STOP IDENTIFYING WITH SEXUAL ORIENTATION MODELS, WITH SEX AND GENDER BINARIES, WITH ANYTHING THAT LIMITS AND POLICES OUR DESIRES