ABOUT THE PROJECT

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DOWNTOWN 500 MAG

 IS A CONSEPTUAL SOCIAL ARTISTRY  A L’ART BRUT

AND A CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTARY

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  OUR STORY

DOWNTOWN 500 ZINE IS INSPIRED BY THE FREE CREATIVES IN NEW YORK CITY IN THE EARLY 80’S. THE CREW  OF BOB DYLAN, JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, LOU REED, STEPHEN MANGEL, PATTI SMITH, GREER LANKTON, ROBERT MAPLETHORPE, JOSEPH NECHVATAL, ANDY WARHOL, MADONNA, JIM RADAKOVICH, NAN GOLDIN, DAVID WOJNAROWICZ, MARIPOL, CLAYTON PATTERSON, JAMES ROMBERGER AMONG OTHERS. THESE ART BRUTIES CALLED THEMSELVES DOWNTOWN 500 CREW NYC.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

  DOWNTOWN 500 MAGAZINE IS A PUBLIC EXPERIMENT AND A ROLE-PLAY CROSS-ACTION WIT WATCHWORDS:

STAGE VS STAGEABILITY 

IT IS ALSO A CONSTRUCTIVE SOCIAL PERFORMANCE / HAPPENING BY LEADING RETRO AESTHETICS OF A FANZINE.  

ITS AGENDA IS A COOPERATION WITH THE ARTISTRIES BY INTERPRETATIONS OF  RAW ART MANIFESTATION.

 THIS ART PROJECT IS ENHANCING HUMAN CAPACITIES IN THE LIGHT OF MODERN SOCIAL COMPLEXITY. IT SEEKS TO BRING NEW WAYS OF THINKING, BEING AND DOING TO ONGOING SOCIAL CHALLENGES IN THE WORLD. 

 DOWNTOWN 500 MAG  BRINGS A UNION OF THE NEW ART DISCOVERIES IN HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING TOWARDS SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION. THUS, IT SEEKS TO RE-ESTABLISH A CREATIVE SOCIETY BY EXAMPLE OF THE DOWNTOWN 500. IT IS BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN-BASED NEEDS AND VALUES, UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, SOCIAL JUSTICE, EQUALITY, SOVEREIGNTY AND DIGNITY BY CREATIVITY AS A MAIN TOOL.

 WE ARE PRESENTING PROFILES OF CONTEMPORARY CREATIVE INDIVIDUALS /ARTISTS WORLDWIDE WHO BRING THE SAME ORDER OF PASSION AND SKILLS TO HIS OR HER OWN ART FORM ALONG THE CANVAS OF CURRENT SOCIAL REALITIES. IT IS WITHIN THE ACCESS THE INNER CAPACITIES TO ALIGN OURSELVES WITH THE MANKIND’S SELF-REALISATION OR ACTUAL FULFILMENT.

 DOWNTOWN 500 MAG IS ABOUT ALL OF US TOGETHER  CO-CREATING THE HUMAN AND SOCIAL CHANGES NEEDED TO MOTIVATE A GLOBAL VILLAGE TO BECOME MORE COMMON PLACE FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTRY.

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WE DO IT BY  4 READY-MADE ACTIONS NR. I

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DT 500 ZINE IS WRAPPING THIS ARTISTRY IN ECO-SOFTWARE AND LETTING IT GO WILD!

 

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” Art has ended. The world and being collapsed. Who are you? In this void, invisibility is seminal. Drink emptiness. Drink brinks. Swill on fathoms. Who are we? The earth is a line drive single to the slaughterhouse. How that spinal column of A-bombs sprawled among letter boxes and limbs delights the indoor eye, swindles passports into paradise. Vice. Vulgar? This is the beginning of the new death rattle in overt covert pervert keys. Do you expect marriage to be marriage, carriage to be carriage? Think invisibility. Drink rotations. Lengthen skyward. Art has reached escape velocity from the self, it plummets into bedrooms, boudoirs, brothels, banks, bedlams, and A-bombs. Where else. Into taxis, taxidermists, tabernacles, tarantulas, tubas and telephones. At one time man confronted speeds of light, and people swilled above their house-tops, pyramids were formed and megaliths, Noah’s arcs. Now inertia is in flames. Can we confront again the speed of death in H-bomb blasts and retain our corpse of clay or must we watch the kaleidoscope of paint immured in motion sickness of that final day?”

– STATEMENT BY STANLEY FISHER 1961

 

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 THE DEFINITIONAL READY-MADE NR. II

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, AND NOT THOSE, CONSTANTLY SEEN IN CULTURAL ART, OF THE CHAMELEON AND THE MONKEY.”

– JEAN DUBUFET 1949

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© THE BLONDY NR. III

GET UP!

 

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“NO LONGER SHALL I PAINT INTERIORS WITH MEN READING AND WOMEN KNITTING. I WILL PAINT LIVING PEOPLE WHO BREATHE AND FEEL AND SUFFER AND LOVE.”

 EDVARD MUNCH

 

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WE ARE INSPIRED BY THE EAST VILLAGE, L.E.S., BUSHWICK , KREUZBERG, NEUKÖLLN,  HACKNEY, BETNHAL GREEN, CANAL ST.MARTIN, CHRISTIANIA AND VINTERBRO, USSR, WINZAVOD, BLITZ, HAUSMANIA, YOUNGSLØKKA AND OTHER FIELDS OF DREAMS, AND THEIR HERITAGE.

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DT 500 ZINE ♥ “OUTSIDERS” AND HONORS REBELS!

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 DT 500 MAG GIVES CREDS TO CREATIVE LEADERS WHO REMEMBER ITS ORIGIN, WE AMEN YOU ART-BRUTIES ! YOU’S WHO SERVE VALUES OF SOCIAL ARTISTRY AND PRACTICING IRRATIONALITY. WE DO HALLELUJAH JESUSES WHO DO NOT JUDGE BUT LOVE… WE ARE PROMOTING TRANSCENDENTAL IDEALISM TOGETHER WITH E.KANT BY ROLLING THROUGH STAIRS OF MASLOW’S PYRAMID OF NEEDS AND MAPPING THE GREAT DIVERSITY OF POST- AKA CONSTRUCTIVISM.

WAKE UP!

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WE ARE MAINLY HINTING TO THE OVERBLOWN QUALITIES OF “MICHELINS” AND THE SWEET BLINDNESS OF ALL FAB DIVAS AROUND.

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-S.K. Helberg

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LET’S POP DADA!

ONCE UPON A TIME, SOMEWHERE, A DRAMA QUEEN SAID: 

“DADA PHILOSOPHY IS THE SICKEST, MOST PARALYZING AND MOST DESTRUCTIVE THING THAT HAS EVER ORIGINATED FROM THE BRAIN OF MAN”

AND ANOTHER BITTER QUEEN ADDED:

“…REACTION TO WHAT MANY OF THESE ARTISTS SAW AS NOTHING MORE THAN AN INSANE SPECTACLE OF COLLECTIVE HOMICIDE.”

TODAY, DT 500 ZINE HAS SEX PISTOLS IN OUR EARS, THE PISTOLS WOULD BLEST OUT:

GOD SAVE these QUEENS !

 

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DAD WARHOL SAID ONCE:

“… I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT I WAS MORE HALF-THERE THAN ALL-THERE—I ALWAYS SUSPECTED THAT I WAS WATCHING TV INSTEAD OF LIVING LIFE. PEOPLE SOMETIMES SAY THAT THE WAY THINGS HAPPEN IN MOVIES IS UNREAL, BUT ACTUALLY IT’S THE WAY THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE THAT’S UNREAL. THE MOVIES MAKE EMOTIONS LOOK SO STRONG AND REAL, WHEREAS WHEN THINGS REALLY DO HAPPEN TO YOU, IT’S LIKE WATCHING TELEVISION—YOU DON’T FEEL ANYTHING. RIGHT WHEN I WAS BEING SHOT AND EVER SINCE, I KNEW THAT I WAS WATCHING TELEVISION. THE CHANNELS SWITCH, BUT IT’S ALL TELEVISION.”

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WHILE SOMEBODY IS SCREAMING IN HEARTBREAK: 

 ” ...MANKIND IS TURNING INTO A LETHARGIC SOCIETY STANDING AT THE EDGE OF TOTAL LOSS OF CONCEPTUAL GUIDELINES NECESSARY FOR FURTHER EVOLUTION. THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY ABSORBED  IN MERELY MAINTAINING THEIR OWN COMFORTABLE LIVES.

GET UP!

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DT 500 ZINE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH THE MODERN ACHIEVEMENTS OF CREATIVE POTENCY COMPARED TO THE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES TECHNICAL PROGRESS IS SERVING US.

WE THINK THE WORLD NEEDS TO REESTABLISH THE IDEOLOGICAL PARADIGM OF-

D.I.Y. 

 IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SOCIAL ART-BRUTISM AKA CONSTRUCTIVISM SHOULD INDIVIDUALLY RESULT IN RELAXING DEVELOPMENTS OF INNOVATIONS AND SPREAD CHANGES IN OUR DOMESTICS. IT SHOULD ALSO IMPROVE HUMAN PEACE, LOVE AND SOLIDARITY.

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THE PREACH OF THE DAY

† LET US FIND MANY MEANINGS BY INDIVIDUAL DIVERSITY.

† LET’S SUPPORT NOTABLE INNOVATIVE CREATIVES AROUND THE WORLD.

DOWNTOWN 500 MAG  FORMING AND SHAPING CREATIVE MOVES.

AMEN

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“MONEY MAY BE THE HUSK OF MANY THINGS BUT NOT THE KERNEL. IT BRINGS YOU FOOD BUT NOT THE APPETITE; MEDICINE, BUT NOT HEALTH; SERVANTS, BUT NOT LOYALTY; DAYS OF JOY, BUT NOT PEACE OF HAPPINESS”

– HENRIK IBSEN

 

 DOWNTOWN 500 ZINE’s WATCHWORDS:

  THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT WE ARE PRISONERS OF GRAVITY. WE SHOULD BE FIGHTERS OF GRAVITY, NOT ETHICS, MORALS, RIGHTS OR WRONGS.

♥ BUREAU OF STANDARDS: NUMBER 1 PRIORITY. FORGET WELFARE, WAR, SNOW REMOVAL.

 FORGET ABOUT PEOPLE WHO WANT POWER.

 THERE HAS NEVER BEEN FREEDOM OF RELIGION, LOOK IT UP IN WIKI!

  YOU SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID OF MONEY: EVERYONE SHOULD SPEND THEIR FINAL CASH!

 THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS INFLATION, SAVE FOR OVEREATING!

 GIVE EVERYBODY EVERYTHING THEY WANT: IF THEY WANT 5 FERRARIS, GIVE THEM TEN.

 THE MEDIA IS ONLY REPRESENTING THE SURFACE, WHICH HAS BEEN ENTERTAINING FOR A WHILE, JUST KNOW IT IS GOING OUT OF STYLE.

 SCIENCE INTELLECT, INTELLECT SCIENCE, SCIENCE INTELLECT, INTELLECT SCIENCE BEAT IT TO DEATH! MAKE INTELLECT SCIENCE BY YOUR YOUTUBE, SNAP, INSTAGRAM ETC.. ACCOUNT.

♥ FASHION IS DEAD. INDIVIDUAL DESIGN IS ALIVE!

 WE DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE SACRIFICES IN DILEMMAS. STATE AND WORLD AFFAIRS HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE COMMON, BUT THE PACE HAS TO BE PICKED UP TO A MAXIMUM.

 REMEMBER YOU ARE ELECTED AND YOU ARE NOT RUNNING AGAINST ANYONE.

 ANYONE CAUGHT TRYING TO START A WAR WILL BE DEALT WITH SEVERELY.

 REMEMBER, WE ARE ALL EDITORS AND WE ARE ALL EDITED.

 THE BUSIER YOU GET THE LESS TIME YOU HAVE FOR MISTAKES.

♥ ENCOURAGEMENT YIELDS ACCOMPLISHMENT

♥ CREATIVITY IS A NEW CAPITAL

♥ VOTE YES FOR – BASIC INCOME!

…WE ARE OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS, YOU PROBABLY HAVE A LOT ON YOUR OWN MIND-MIND!

SOCIAL ARTISTRY ALIVE!

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“…IF YOU SHOOT AN ARROW AND IT GOES REAL HIGH, HOORAY FOR YOU.”

 DORIAN COREY 

 ART-BRUT ALIVE

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RAPTURE!

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