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L´Origine du Monde (A Few Notes on One Taboo in Modern Culture) Otto M. Urban | focus | 01.02.2000
L´ORIGINE DU MONDE (A FEW NOTES ON ONE TABOO IN MODERN CULTURE)
To Tomáš Pospiszyl“If your vagina could talk, what would it say?”Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues, 1996Rather than write an introduction, I will refer to the article Anus et Animus published in the previous issue of Umělec, the origin of which was basically accidental. At first, it was even intended as an ironic prospect. During the research process, however, a number of references and possible…
Anus et Animus (Několik poznámek k jednomu tabu v moderní kultuře) Otto M. Urban | focus | 01.01.2000
ANUS ET ANIMUS (NĚKOLIK POZNÁMEK K JEDNOMU TABU V MODERNÍ KULTUŘE)
"To Filip Turek“The truly lewd people are the chaste ones.”Joris-Karl Huysmans in his study Félicien RopsI.Not one human activity exists which is not reflected in one way or another by culture. Various periods having given birth to very heterogenous definitions or interpretations on the same topic. In this sense, the modern era also brings a different perception of history and begins to be…
Dough Tomáš Pospiszyl | focus | 01.07.1999
DOUGH
Developing capitalism has brought about many a new thing. One of the novelties includes brand new perception of money. It is as if it had higher value all of a sudden, its power and magic in our wallets and on our bank accounts is increasing. While before, culture fought against political suppression, it now complains of lack of funds. The link between art and money has always been and still is…
Anger and Appropriation Keiko Sei | focus | 01.05.1999
ANGER AND APPROPRIATION
"Anger interests me. Probably because it reveals not-masked part of people. And probably because I grew up in a Southern tropical island where people are known to have “healthy mind“, and I had never seen any anger in their society. Anger interests me more when it turns into some product but a weapon; an art work, a song, a theory, etc. Here I take three examples of angry products.1988In the…
Saying Bye Before the Holiday Tomáš Lahoda | focus | 01.04.1999
SAYING BYE BEFORE THE HOLIDAY
48th Venice Biennial Lenka Lindaurová | focus | 01.03.1999
48TH VENICE BIENNIAL
The winning proposal for the Czech part of the Czecho-Slovak pavilion: ZEMZOO by Veronika Bromová, curated by Olga Malá and Karel Srp. Veronika Bromová presented her project proposed for the Czecho-Slovak pavilion in Venice a few months ago at a solo exhibition in Prague’s Nová Síň Gallery. The installation comprises a series of photographs, video projection and a kinetic object. The projected…
Promiscuity of Art and Art of Promiscuity Simona Vladíková | focus | 01.02.1999
PROMISCUITY OF ART AND ART OF PROMISCUITY
Cosmos of Stano Filko Vít Havránek | focus | 01.02.1999
COSMOS OF STANO FILKO
Nan Goldin, Cookie, Drugs and AIDS Nan Goldin | focus | 01.01.1999
NAN GOLDIN, COOKIE, DRUGS AND AIDS
Five Reflections About Boredom Arno Victor Nielsen | focus | 01.03.1998
FIVE REFLECTIONS ABOUT BOREDOM
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