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  THE STORY

DOWNTOWN 500 MAGAZINE IS MAINLY INSPIRED BY THE EAST VILLAGE FANZINES AND THE STORY ABOUT THE FREE CREATIVES IN NEW YORK CITY BACK IN THE EARLY 80’S. THE CREW  OF YOUNGSTERS  THEN: GREER LANKTON, JOSEPH NECHVATALLOU REED, PATTI SMITHMADONNA, JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT, JIM RADAKOVICH, NAN GOLDIN, DAVID WOJNAROWICZ, MARIPOL, CLAYTON PATTERSON, JAMES ROMBERGER AMONG OTHERS. THEY CALLED THEMSELVES  DOWNTOWN500NEWYORK

 

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

MAINLY THE DOWNTOWN 500 MAGAZINE  IS A PUBLIC PORTRAITURE

 

 IT IS ALSO A CONSTRUCTIVE SOCIAL PERFORMANCE/HAPPENING WITH TONE OF RETRO AESTHETICS AND ETHICS OF A FANZINE

 

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THE AGENDA

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  PROJECT IS INSPIRED FIRSTLY BY WORKS OF  JEAN HOUSTON WHICH IS ABOUT SOCIAL ARTISTRY – THE ENHANCING OF HUMAN CAPACITIES IN THE LIGHT OF POSTMODERN SOCIAL COMPLEXITY. IT PRESENTS PROFILES OF POSTMODERN CREATIVE INDIVIDUALS LOCALLY/WORLDWIDE WHO BRING THE SAME ORDER OF PASSION AND SKILLS TO HIS OR HER OWN VERY ART FORM ALONG THE CANVAS OF CURRENT SOCIAL REALITIES. 

 

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 THE INSPIRATIONAL MANIFESTO

BY THIS [ART BRUT] WE MEAN PIECES OF WORK EXECUTED BY PEOPLE UNTOUCHED BY ARTISTIC CULTURE, IN WHICH THEREFORE MIMICRY, CONTRARY TO WHAT HAPPENS IN INTELLECTUALS, PLAYS LITTLE OR NO PART, SO THAT THEIR AUTHORS DRAW EVERYTHING (SUBJECTS, CHOICE OF MATERIALS EMPLOYED, MEANS OF TRANSPOSITION, RHYTHMS, WAYS OF WRITING, ETC.) FROM THEIR OWN DEPTHS AND NOT FROM CLICHÉS OF CLASSICAL ART OR ART THAT IS FASHIONABLE. HERE WE ARE WITNESSING AN ARTISTIC OPERATION THAT IS COMPLETELY PURE, RAW, REINVENTED IN ALL ITS PHASES BY ITS AUTHOR, BASED SOLELY ON HIS OWN IMPULSES. ART, THEREFORE, IN WHICH IS MANIFESTED THE SOLE FUNCTION OF INVENTION.”

JEAN DUBUFFET 1949

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Rapture

#RAPTURE!

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