John Cage

The Wednesday Painting – 11 Stones

This week’s painting is John Cage’s 11 Stones.

11 STONES, 1989 color spit bite, sugar lift aquatint on smoked paper 23 x 18", 58 x 46 cm

11 STONES, 1989
color spit bite, sugar lift aquatint
on smoked paper
23 x 18″, 58 x 46 cm

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VOSTELL HAPPENING

The film below blew me away! It’s inspiring, motivating, weirdly uplifting and, in the final scene, blissfully moving. I highly recommend giving it twenty minutes of your time. If you do, let me know what you think!

Wolf Vostell’s interest in décollage, or the tearing apart of an existing image rather than the piecing together of multiple images, can be traced back to his early belief that society is surrounded and shaped by destruction. As a lithographer’s apprentice in the 1950s, Vostell began channeling this belief into the manipulation of the posters that surrounded him at his apprenticeship. From there, unlike many of his contemporaries, who tore apart pieces of colored paper in order to create new images, Vostell took the idea of décollage to the streets, deforming and manipulating posters in public places in order to reflect the violence of post-war Germany and its newfound US-inspired consumerism. The Creators Project

Experimental Documentary Shortfilm.
Spoken Language: Spanish & German with English Subtitles.

Vostell Happening offers an approach to the creative universe of Wolf Vostell: a founding member of the Fluxus Movement in Europe, pioneer of the happening, installation and video art, Vostell is recognized as one of the most important artists of the second half of the 20th century.
His work and philosophy claiming creativity as part of everyday life under the maxim “art = life, life = art”.

In 1974, Vostell met Malpartida de Cáceres, (Extremadura), where he declared “A masterpiece of nature” the natural park of Los Barruecos. There he conceived the idea of creating an Art Museum unique in the world, a place where art, life and nature converge.

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