“Photography is not about reality, photography is all fiction. Let’s play with the fiction”.
“That’s what’s so great about photography, the way it can be disseminate in so many different ways”.
Museum of chance
Instacabile lavoratore: ogni mattina in giro a fotografare, ogni pomeriggio a stampare.
Eppure solo sei foto all’anno, non di più, avevano il suo benestare.
Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, Usa, fino a gennaio 2017,
San Diego Museum of Art, Usa, fino a marzo 2017
La storia “borderline” di un fotografo eccezionale.
The eccentric photographer known as Disfarmer (1884-1959) seemed to be a man determined to shroud himself in mystery. Born Mike Meyers, the sixth of seven children in a German immigrant family, Disfarmer rejected the Arkansas farming world and the family in which he was raised. He even claimed at one point in his life that a tornado had lifted him up from places unknown and deposited him into the Meyers family.
In time Mike expressed his discontent with his family and farming by changing his name to Disfarmer. In modern German “meier” means dairy farmer, and since he thought of himself as neither a “Meyer” nor a “farmer,” Mike Meyer became “dis”- farmer.
Per info: http://www.disfarmer.com/
“Resta acquisita una cosa: non ci si urterà più, a piedi o in veicoli frenati, nei dedali delle strade durante le ore di punta. Le città d’affari saranno verticali, immerse in parchi verdi e immensi.
Quando le cattedrali erano bianche, non si pensava che l’altezza fosse il segno di una degenerazione dello spirito.” da Quando le cattedrali erano bianche, Christian Marinotti edizioni
Bon anniversaire Monsieur Le Corbusier!
Da visitare: Maison Roche, 8-10 square du Docteur Blanche, Paris
How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior
MoMA, Museum of Modern Art
dal 1° ottobre 2016 al 23 aprile 2017
“Man’s real home is not a house, but the Road,
and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot.”
“La vera casa dell’uomo non è una casa, è la Strada.
La vita stessa è un viaggio da fare a piedi”.
a researcher of life:
Happy Birthday, Mr. Chatwin
Maria Reiche photographed By Bruce Chatwin in Peru desert
“L’immobilità per me evoca grandi spazi in cui si producono movimenti che non si arrestano, movimenti che non hanno fine. E’, come diceva Kant, l’irruzione immediata dell’infinito nel finito. Un ciottolo, che è un oggetto finito e immobile, mi suggerisce non solo dei movimenti, ma movimenti infiniti che, nei miei quadri, si traducono in forme simili a scintille che erompono dalla conrice come da un vulcano.”
Buon Compleanno Mr. Miro!
A must seen: A Japanese Constellation
It focuses on the network of architects and designers that has developed around Pritzker Prize winners Toyo Ito and SANAA. Providing an overview of Ito’s career and his influence as a mentor to a new generation of Japanese architects, the exhibition presents recent works by internationally acclaimed designers, including Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, and Junya Ishigami. Departing from one of Ito’s pivotal works, the Sendai Mediatheque, completed in 2001, as well as SANAA’s 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2004), the 44 featured designs range in scale from small houses to museums. With its idea of a network of luminaries at work, A Japanese Constellation is intended as a reflection on the transmission of an architectural sensibility, and suggests an alternative model to what has been commonly described as an individuality-based “star-system” in contemporary architecture.
To feel being part of a martial wonderful landscape visit this exibition.
Until July 4th, 2016