Interiors of the Armani Hotel Milano, photographed by Ivan Terestchenko
SYNCLINE HOUSE BY ARCH11 (via design-milk)
These over-sized frames are cut to resemble Polaroids.
They’re transparently printed & backlit
As magical as holding a real Polaroid in your hand
PEOPLE HAVE RELIED ON MYTHS TO MAKE SENSE OF THEIR WORLD, MYTHS DESCRIBES ORIGINS & CREATION OF THE WORLD, THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN HEAVEN & EARTH…AXIS MUNDI ❞
ANSEL ADAMS, PHOTOGRAPHER (AGO Museum)
Almost a month has passed since I last visited the AGO with a good friend of mine, upon our visit we were surprised by the exhibit showcased that night. We were clueless and had no idea that the exhibition called the General Idea was in display. Now, you’re probably wondering why in the world would this matter?
Well, I’ll let you in a big revelation…
These group of artists “Challenged social power structures and traditional modes of artistic creation in ever-shifting ways…these artists were first to stand up against Fascist and toxic nature of TV Culture.” (Words of Frédéric Bonnet, Curator)
They collaborated their radical ideas with provocative imagery and various shocking concepts; ranging from ephemera, mail art to TV programs.
Walking across the peculiar yet captivating pieces of art work, I was mesmerized by the audacity of it all. One of my favourite pieces is the
Test Pattern, the T.V. Dinner plates from the Miss General Idea Pavillion (1988):
Although, the simplicity of it eludes the eye there is a hidden meaning deep within this artwork. It exposes the Mise en abyme (Endless repetition) of the test pattern transcending a hypnotic feel to it. “Viewers immersed alienating nature of mass culture and media’s appetite for spectacular vacuous.”
Mind you, I hadn’t thought of the test pattern in that sense; I was shocked to realize the truth and it lead me to conclude that these artists were valiant enough to take a stance upon a generation so submerged into a consumerist reality.
These artists were willing to transform the image of meaning with a new and improved significance of life. “The general idea seeps into society’s pores as if by osmosis, clearing the way for an alternative version of reality.”
In the end a message was projected for us to empty our minds from the meaninglessness of television in the form of a tremendous political artwork.
Now I call that Genius!
The Heart of Darkness by: Joseph Conrad