In an article in Huffington Post entitled "The Resurrection Of Boris Lurie And The NO!art Movement" Lisa Paul Streitfeld makes a clear case for the importance Lurie's No!Art movement.
"Lurie’s art, misunderstood and condemned (when it wasn’t utterly neglected), carries a single-minded integrity of purpose missing from art today — negation screaming out against the inauthenticity of the marketplace and the art world system that supports it."
"Lurie was a concentration camp survivor whose art is a response to the the loss of his mother, his sister, and childhood sweetheart in the face of human cruelty and indifference."
The No!Art Cube by ArtotemArt
We came back this week from a great trip to Chicago. Of course we had to visit the Art Institute and the National Museum of Mexican Art to get our art fix. Our third always inspirational visit was to the Museum of Science and Industry.
The Art Institute needs no real introduction if you have visited it. It contains a wealth of art that is astounding. It's current special exhibit is the works of Auguste Rodin.
The National Museum of Mexican Art is an incredible example of combining art, history, and political dissent from Mexican artists. Our first visit was last year and we were stunned by the quality of work that is presented. If you find yourself in Chicago don't miss this great museum.
The Museum of Science and Industry with its changing exhibitions is a wonder of technology from the past to the present and for me artistically inspiring.
The Art Institute of Chicago
The National Museum of Mexican Art
Museum of Science and Industry
Fluxing My Fluxus- Video Collage
Video Clips I took at the Museum
Music - ArtotemArt
I created this animation and video a few years ago when I was working with Mark Watts, Alan's son on a project involving petroglyphs. Mark very graciously gave me an incredible library of books, recordings, and other media regarding his father. I then started putting together presentations reflecting the material. Below is one of them. In it Alan gives us a pertinent warning about technology.
Alan Watts on Technology
Narration - Alan Watts
Animation and Music by ArtotemArt & Artotems Co.
Note: The background of the video is based on the city of Hermosillo, Mexico. A favorite hangout for me.
If the wrong man uses the right means the right means work in the wrong way.
Art, Music, Books, Inspirations and a few psychological and philosophical musings.