Montag, 24. September 2012

The Prisoner of Passage

Arthur Bispo do Rosário

Bispo do Rosario, Fights 1938-1982. Photo © Rodrigo Lopes

 Bispo do Rosario, Fights 1938-1982. Photo © Rodrigo Lopes

13 August – 28 October 2012

Rooms 17a and 18a
Admission free at the V & A

The display brings together over 80 artworks ranging from sculptures, hand-embroidered banners and garments, showcasing the variety and creativity of Arthur Bispo do Rosario (1909-1989), one of Brazil’s most recognised artists.
Admitted to a psychiatric hospital at the age of 29, Bispo’s creations were made in complete isolation from the art establishment. However his ‘outsider’ art has long been celebrated for its skill and imaginative approach to working with everyday, found materials. The work on show demonstrates his fascination for the reappropriation of objects such as buttons, bottles, paper, card and cutlery, which he manipulated to create elaborate sculptural pieces.

Donnerstag, 20. September 2012

The Punk Syndrome
Finnish film
The Punk Syndrome follows four professional musicians and their journey from obscurity to popularity. In the film they fight, fall in love and experience strong emotions. They spend long days in the recording studio and on tour. They laugh, cry, drink and fight over who gets to sit in front on the tour bus. Then they make up and go talk to people in the audience and tell them how great their band is.
Their songs are about problems in society as well as the things they face in everyday life: how going to the pedicurist sucks and the misery of living in a group home. The guys give a piece of their mind to both politicians and people whose attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities need improvement.
The Punk Syndrome is a film about the essence of punk. It’s a story of handicapped people rebelling against the mainstream.

Suggested to me by 
Helsinki, Finland

Dienstag, 11. September 2012

Dorothee Yager De-Rannos

A rare photograph of Dorothee with her one and only love and soul - mate Enadi Yageriko.
Enadi Yageriko was a fellow sculptor who she met whilst contemplating the rising sun on the summit of Gebel Katharina, above Saint Catherines monastry in the Sinai. 
Enadi died soon after this picture was taken during a stormy night amongst the treacherous peaks of Mons Porphyrites where he was illegally quarrying the much sort after purple Porphery stone with which he intended to immortalise his love for Dorothee. 
In memory of Enadi, Dorothee adopted part of Enadi's name as her middle name - hence Dorothee YAGER De-Rannos. 

Mittwoch, 5. September 2012

Dorothee Yager De-Rannos

Dorothee, a reclusive sculptor, spent 10 years with an order of Coptic monks deep in the desert creating objects inspired by her hosts and surroundings.
More information : Dorothee Yager De-Rannos@ Facebook