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Berlin, 28. Dezember 2015

N.Y. | nytimes [dot] com | Ellsworth Kelly, Dies at 92 | Read

 

Berlin, 27. Dezember 2015

The Lively Morgue [The New York Times] | Claude Monet | Photo

deutschlandfunk [dot] de | Gerhard Richter | 'Die Sammler kaufen nur noch Unterhaltungsquatsch' | Lesen

 

Berlin, 23. Dezember 2015

Remembrance | James Mulcro Drew [Composer, 1929-2010]

 

Berlin, 21. Dezember 2015

'An evening, sometime in the near future...' | A dystopian essay by Simon Critchley · ISA's Futures Forum. (10/24/2015) | Read

 

Berlin, 17. Dezember 2015

TWENTYTWENTY shoes | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Paint ten thousand paintings and walk ten thousand miles or in art it is difficult to say something which is just as good as saying nothing at all. — Artist Statement [II] · download [56 KB]

 

Berlin, 14. Dezember 2015

In the beginning was the image · In the beginning was the word [...]

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Clara Rockmore · Theremin · Video [02:46]

 

Berlin, 9. Dezember 2015

Schneider/Gould [Book] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Space [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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[The Poetical Activity]

I need so much time to do nothing that I have none left for work. — Pierre Reverdy [1889-1960]

 

Berlin, 1. Dezember 2015

wnyc [dot] org | The Life and Art of Mark Rothko, Through the Eyes of His Son | Listen | Yale University Press | Book

 

Berlin, 30. November 2015

Improv 21: = Q + A: An Informance with John Zorn [2007] | Video

 

Berlin, 26. November 2015

Augustinus/Time | open

 

Berlin, 19. November 2015

Paul Glazier's 'Long Breath' just arrived in Berlin, Thank you Paul. More info on Paul Glazier and his music | cdbaby [dot] com | bandcamp [dot] com | Paul's web page

Long Breath by Paul Glazier [download card artwork] | vergrössern

 

Berlin, 12. November 2015

Die Lust am Text — Am 12. November 2015 wäre Roland Barthes 100 Jahre alt geworden.

 

Berlin, 9. November 2015

Das Bewußtsein lebt vor der Geburt. Es lebt irgendwo, wenn es auch nur für eine Stunde wäre. — Antonin Artaud, Apropos Baudelaire

 

Berlin, 28. Oktober 2015

The New Yorker | Flint [Michigan] | The city’s Mass Transportation Authority created a special bus line to help people access fresh food. Joe Harris, a local bus driver for twenty-four years, helped develop the route for the grocery bus, and drove it for the first six months. | Video [07:05] Director: Zackary Canepari | Flint [Michigan] | Map

 

Berlin, 12. Oktober 2015

Beginnings are exciting; middles are gratifying; but endings, boyoboy. — John Barth

 

Berlin, 30. September 2015

N.Y. | nytimes [dot] com | Adam Purple, Eccentric Environmentalist and Gardener in New York, Dies at 84 | Read | Harvey Wang | Adam Purple and The Garden of Eden | Video [06:08]

 

Berlin, 25. September 2015

TWENTYTWENTY Installation at Asia Contemporary Art Platform NON Berlin © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Photo Gallery | Finissage | The Faultless Painter · 'Less Is More' Group Exhibition at Asia Contemporary Art Platform NON Berlin | September 2015

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For the essence of great experience is penetration into the unknown, the unexperienced. — Alfred North Whitehead

 

Berlin, 24. September 2015

Finissage | Today 6pm | The Faultless Painter · 'Less Is More' Group Exhibition | NON Berlin | 'Less Is More' is an exhibition that concentrates on the lack of use within art work. For example, the limited use of colour in a painting or the lack of method within a sculpture. [A.H.]

Artists | Alaric Hobbs [England]; Johann Bisesti [France/Switzerland]; Ralph Lichtensteiger [Switzerland]; Kimbo Gruff [Britain/Iran]; Julian McKinnon [New Zealand]; Charlotte Orr [Britain]; Gabriel Centurion [Brazil]; Amadahy Waldwasser [Germany]

Starting from 6pm and ending at 10pm on Wednesday 23rd September and showing again from 6pm until 10pm on Thursday 24th September 2015.

Location/Gallery | Asia Contemporary Art Platform NON Berlin | nonberlin.com | Chausseestr. 11 / Entrance Tieckstr. | 10115 Berlin-Mitte, Germany | Map

A great chance to see a variety of work from Berlin and around the World. All money from bought artwork goes 100% to the artist.

Exhibition Preview: The Faultless Painter | 'Less Is More' | By Julian McKinnon | indieberlin.de

artconnect.com | facebook.com

Tanja [Berlin] by Johann Bisesti | vergrössern © 2015 Johann Bisesti · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 14. September 2015

William S. Burroughs on nirvana | Listen [10:50]

 

Berlin, 11. September 2015

New York | nybooks [dot] com | Dislodged in New York | By Michael Greenberg | Read

 

Berlin, 10. September 2015

George Koehler, Things Poem No. 20 [written 28.03.2010 + 15.09.2010; revised 28.04.2014] © 2015 George Koehler · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 9. September 2015

[...] if time never changed, it would not be time. — Augustinus [Saint Augustine] · Confessiones. R. Pine-Coffin [Translator] Penguin Classics (2003), p. 263

 

Berlin, 4. September 2015

Gully · Serie TWENTYTWENTY [one] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | Galerie öffnen | Gully: a deep artificial channel serving as a gutter or drain [channel, conduit, trench, ditch, drain, culvert, cut, gutter].

 

Berlin, 3. September 2015

The aesthetic 'attitude' is restless, searching, testing - it is less attitude than action: creation and re-creation. — Nelson Goodman, Languages of Art (1968)

 

Berlin, 2. September 2015

Chicago | Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago | The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now | Link

[AACM, Muhal Richard Abrams, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Joe McPhee, Anthony Braxton, Max Roach, George E. Lewis, Phil Cohran, Cecil Taylor, Addison Gayle Jr., Griot Galaxy, Henry Threadgill, Steve McCall, Eric Dolphy, Sun Ra]

The Freedom Principle [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 1. September 2015

[Architecture] New Brutalism, Berlin | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 31. August 2015

Pfaueninsel, Berlin | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Joachim Anton Ferdinand Fintelmann; Peter Joseph Lenné | Schloss und Landschaftsgarten Pfaueninsel [Map] Etwa 75 ha große, zwischen Wannsee und Kladow gelegene Havelinsel im Südwesten Berlins. Die von König Friedrich Wilhelm II. auf der Insel ausgesetzten Pfauen gaben dem 'rätselvollen Eiland' ihren heutigen Namen.

 

Berlin, 30. August 2015

We must collect our thoughts, for the unexpected is always upon us, in our rooms, in the street, at the door, on a stage. — Luciano Berio, Sinfonia [1968]

 

Berlin, 26. August 2015

Gustav-Mahler-Platz, Berlin | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 13. August 2015

Book | Charles Ives in the Mirror. American Histories of an Iconic Composer | By David C. Paul | University of Illinois Press

 

Berlin, 12. August 2015

The fabric of existence weaves itself whole. You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance. There can be nothing exclusive about substantial art. It comes directly out of the heart of the experience of life and thinking about life and living life. — Charles Ives, A Life with Music. By Jan Swafford [Norton, 1996]

 

Berlin, 10. August 2015

One very important aspect of art is that it makes people aware of what they know and what they don’t know that they know. This applies to all creative thinking. — William S. Burroughs

 

Berlin, 3. August 2015

Box [If something's not worth saying, say it...] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

29,5 x 21 x 4,5 cm; cardboard, plastic film, photographs, eggshells, dried flowers and leaves

If something's not worth saying, say it... | Sculptures/Boxes

 

Berlin, 2. August 2015

Enso [Water circle, Berlin] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Water on pavement; public piece [not permanent; lasting for only a limited period of time]

Audrey Yoshiko Seo, Art of Twentieth-Century Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Masters, Shambhala (1998)

 

Berlin, 31. Juli 2015

Mobile II [nest] [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Mobile II [nest] [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Mobile II [nest]; 105 x 70 x 90 cm; branches and twine; free-moving sculpture

nest = a structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young.
• a place where an animal or insect breeds or shelters : an ants' nest.
• a person's snug or secluded retreat or shelter.
• a bowl-shaped object likened to a bird's nest : arrange in nests of lettuce leaves.
• a place filled with or frequented by undesirable people or things : a nest of spies.

 

Berlin, 28. Juli 2015

theageofausterity [dot] wordpress [dot] com | Keywords for the Age of Austerity 19: Resilience

Lutz Kirchhof plays Sylvius Leopold Weiss [1687-1750] | [Courante in F-Major] | Video [03:13]

 

Berlin, 27. Juli 2015

The New York Review of Books | What Is Wrong with the West’s Economies? | By Edmund S. Phelps | Read

 

Berlin, 25. Juli 2015

Nina Simone | How it feels to be free | Montreux [1976] | Video [06:12]

 

Berlin, 23. Juli 2015

publicbooks [dot] org | The Literature of Exhaustion: On John Barth's Last Novel | By Adam Dalva | Read

 

Berlin, 20. Juli 2015

Lapham's Quarterly | Portraits of the Artist | By Howard Singerman | Read

If today there is no longer any particular set of skills that must be learned in order for one to make art, how does one become an artist?

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Bode-Museum [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 17. Juli 2015

R. Buckminster Fuller | Everything I Know | Session One [entire] [1975] | Video [02:26:39]

Jeder von uns hat etwas beizutragen. Doch das hängt vom selbständigen Denken Jedes Einzelnen ab, und nicht davon, irgendwelchen Regeln zu folgen, oder gar meinem Kommando. Wir sind alle Pioniere, wir alle sind Teil dieses großen unglaublichen Geheimnisses, und ganz gleich was ein Mensch auch tut, stets trägt er dazu bei, wie sich alles entwickelt und später ergibt auf der Welt, immer und überall. — R. Buckminster Fuller

 

Berlin, 15. Juli 2015

Jacques Derrida | * 15. Juli 1930; † 8. Oktober 2004 | What Comes Before The Question? | Video [06:54]

 

Berlin, 13. Juli 2015

speed = rapidity of movement or action; the rate at which someone or something is able to move or operate.

Book | Speed Limits | By Mark C. Taylor | Yale University Press | Read

[...] Speed is creating a new world that transforms what we do, what we value, and, more important, who we are. As acceleration accelerates, our very sense of reality morphs. The unquestioned faith in this New Age is that faster is always better and that the quick inherit the earth. [...] — Mark C. Taylor

Mark C. Taylor's website | markctaylor [dot] com

 

Berlin, 12. Juli 2015

N.Y. | Masabumi Kikuchi [1939-2015] | Obituary | The New York Times | Read | ecmrecords [dot] com | Link

Masabumi Kikuchi | Out of Bounds [Camera & Interview: Thomas Haley] | Video [15:00]

 

Berlin, 11. Juli 2015

Henry Rollins | on the state of music today | Video [05:13]

Henry Rollins' website | henryrollins [dot] com | Rollins' radio show at ntsradio [dot] co [dot] uk | Listen

 

Berlin, 10. Juli 2015

Derek Bailey | Video [05:16]

John Zorn and Milford Graves | Improvisation | Museum of Modern Art | Video [15:13]

 

Berlin, 9. Juli 2015

Agnes Martin [1912-2004] | N.Y. | WNYC | The Leonard Lopate Show | The Creativity, and Crisis, of the Minimalist Artist Agnes Martin | Listen | Video

 

Berlin, 8. Juli 2015

Scott Timberg | Stop Working For Free | CultureCrash | Read

Scott Timberg | Culture Crash. The Killing of the Creative Class | Yale University Press | Book | Review by Ben Yagoda | The New York Times | Read | Review John Kampfner | The Guardian | Read

 

Berlin, 6. Juli 2015

Miranda Campbell | The life of an artist isn't easels, turpentine, and raffia-wrapped Chianti bottles so much as struggle and poverty. Making art is work, not a privilege... | Read

 

Berlin, 1. Juli 2015

nytimes [dot] com | Change Comes From the Margins | By Costica Bradatan | Read

[...] As long as one does not follow the standards set up by the mainstream (the center’s other name), one’s work is in vain, no matter how brilliant or original it is. Indeed, the more original, the more problematic. [...] — Costica Bradatan

 

Berlin, 29. Juni 2015

Paul Klee | * 18. Dezember 1879; † 29. Juni 1940 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Link

 

Berlin, 26. Juni 2015

N.Y. | WNYC | The Brian Lehrer Show | Gentrification Is Coming: Northern Manhattan [Hamilton Heights, Map] Grapples with Big Real Estate | Listen

 

Berlin, 24. Juni 2015

Marc Maron [Los Angeles, Map] | wtfpod [dot] com | Episode 603 | David Byrne | Listen

Marc Maron | wtfpod [dot] com | Episode 613 | Marc welcomes the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama | Listen [01:07:34]

 

Berlin, 23. Juni 2015

WQXR | Gunther Schuller, Pioneer of Third Stream Jazz-Classical Fusion, Dies at 89 | Listen

The New York Times | Gunther Schuller Dies at 89; Composer Synthesized Classical and Jazz | Read

 

Berlin, 22. Juni 2015

There is no longer any doubt: We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity's existence. | news [dot] stanford [dot] edu | Read

Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich calls for fast action to conserve threatened species, populations and habitat before the window of opportunity closes. | Video

Accelerated modern human–induced species losses: Entering the sixth mass extinction | By Gerardo Ceballos, Paul R. Ehrlich, Anthony D. Barnosky, Andrés García, Robert M. Pringle and Todd M. Palmer | advances [dot] sciencemag [dot] org | Read

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C/O Berlin Foundation | Sebastião Salgado | Genesis | 18.04. bis 16.08.

 

Berlin, 18. Juni 2015

for David Smith [Brooklyn, New York] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

N.Y. | Whitney Museum of American Art | David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy [Michael Brenson] | Video

 

Berlin, 16. Juni 2015

Bloomsday | James Joyce | Ulysses | Video

 

Berlin, 15. Juni 2015

thesmartset [dot] com | ARTLESS. Why do intelligent people no longer care about art? | By Michael Lind

[...] The dynamic is clearest in the case of painting and allied visual arts. Markets tend to prize fashionable novelty over continuity. The shocking and sensational get more attention than subtle variations on traditional conventions and themes. Capitalism, applied to the fine arts, created the arms race that led to increasingly drastic departures from premodern artistic tradition, until finally, by the late 20th century, 'art' could be everything and therefore nothing. [...]

The process of escalating sensationalism ultimately reaches its reductio ab absurdum in any fashion-based industry. In the case of painting and sculpture the point of exhaustion was reached by the 1970s with Pop Art and minimalist art and earth art and conceptual art. Can a row of cars be art? Sure. Can an empty canvas be art? Sure. Does anybody care? No. [...] — Michael Lind

 

Berlin, 12. Juni 2015

Ornette Coleman [1930-2015]

for Ornette Coleman · No. 9 you just play it · download [48 KB] © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

jazzstudiesonline [dot] org | The Other’s Language: Jacques Derrida Interviews Ornette Coleman | Read [pdf]

newyorker [dot] com | Ornette Coleman’s Revolution | By Richard Brody | Read

 

Berlin, 11. Juni 2015

N.Y. | The New York Times | Ornette Coleman, Composer and Saxophonist Who Reshaped Jazz, Dies at 85 | Read | WNYC | Soundcheck Blog [John Schaefer] | Remembering Saxophonist And Free Jazz Innovator Ornette Coleman | Read

WNYC | Soundcheck | Ornette Coleman [2006] | Listen

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edge [dot] org | The Exquisite Role of Dark Matter | A Conversation With Priyamvada Natarajan | Read | Priyamvada Natarajan is a professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University.

 

Berlin, 10. Juni 2015

N.Y. | Artist Studio Affordability Project [ASAP] | The Artist Studio Affordability Project (ASAP) formed in 2013 by a group of artists forced out of their studios due to rising rents in Sunset Park's Industry City.

Take Back NYC · Empower and protect the rights of NYC small business owners. | bedfordandbowery [dot] com | Advocates of Small Business Protection Ponder Ways to ‘Take Back NYC’ | Read

 

Berlin, 5. Juni 2015

payingartists [dot] org [dot] uk | Paying Artists Consultation Report 2015 | Link

NYTimes | Robert Rauschenberg’s Endless Combinations | Read

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stopthecrop [dot] org | EU Parliament trade committee fails citizens and environment | Read | European nature in peril as 100,000 call on EU to uphold nature laws | Read

 

Berlin, 4. Juni 2015

Andrew Bird · Echolocations: Canyon · Full Film [08:50]

Canyon of Coyote Gulch; Canyons of the Escalante [Utah, USA]; Escalante national monument | philarmitage [dot] net | Link

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The profoundly atomic character of the universe is visible in everyday experience, in raindrops and grains of sand, in the hosts of the living, and the multitude of stars; even in the ashes of the dead. Man has needed neither microscope nor electronic analysis in order to suspect that he lives surrounded by and resting on dust. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man (1955)

 

Berlin, 1. Juni 2015

Monteverdi · Serie TWENTYTWENTY [one] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | Galerie öffnen

 

Berlin, 29. Mai 2015

Andrew Bird | 'The Fake Headlines' | Video [03:33]

Pierre Boulez conducts the Ensemble InterContemporain playing 'Ionisation' by Edgard Varèse | Video [06:51]

 

Berlin, 27. Mai 2015

The frog in boiling water | Dissent Magazine | Growth vs. the Climate | By Daniel Immerwahr | Read

 

Berlin, 25. Mai 2015

Buddha's Birthday | The Harvard Classics. 1909-14. | The Birth of the Buddha | Read

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WNYC | Sun Ra's Omniverse [Space Research Humanitarian Myth Science Arkestra] | Listen [01:20:19]

A widening of concepts is necessary
Another look at the future is required...
Look and see the twin road vision light:
It is darker than the night;
It is the twin road heraldry...
Vibrations of a different kind.
These kind vibrations kind are just the kind we need.
The distance narrows,
We are approaching the twin roads of the future.
One day planet eart must choose to change;
And you must choose
There is no other way.
Don’t forget the alter hints I give to you...
One day soon, you must choose to change
Be sure your intuition’s voice is not defied
Or perhaps neglectfully denied.
No other voice will speak to you
No other voice knows what to say.

Sun Ra · You Must Choose

 

Berlin, 23. Mai 2015

Earthquake in Nepal | The New York Times | How to Help the Relief Effort in Nepal | Read | Ärzte ohne Grenzen | Hilfe nach Erdbeben in Nepal | Lesen

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Noam Chomsky | Magna Carta Messed Up the World, Here’s How to Fix It: The 'logic' of capitalist development has left a nightmare of environmental destruction in its wake. | Read

cometogethersandy | The Beauty of Friends Coming Together | Page

 

Berlin, 22. Mai 2015

Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future | The New York Times | ‘Rise of the Robots’ and ‘Shadow Work’ | Read | npr | All Tech Considered | Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs | Listen

 

Berlin, 20. Mai 2015

I never know what I’m going to paint until I paint it. [Goudy Extra Bold, ITC American Typewriter Light] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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WNYC | The Takeaway | When Art is For the 1%: Museums Struggle to Compete With The Super Rich | Listen

 

Berlin, 19. Mai 2015

Puppeteer | Ricky Syers | Stix at Washington Square Park/NYC | Video [05:50] | Chopsy [drumming] | Video [01:45]

 

Berlin, 18. Mai 2015

Ravi Shankar | Raga Khamaj | Video [00:22:58]

 

Berlin, 12. Mai 2015

Markus Metz, Georg Seeßlen | Blödmaschinen | Die Fabrikation der Stupidität | Buch

Ich empfinde Haß auf die Dummheit meiner Epoche, ganze Fluten von Haß, die mich ersticken. Scheiße steigt mir hoch wie bei einem eingeklemmten Bruch, bis in den Mund. — Gustave Flaubert, Brief an Louis Bouilhet, 1855

 

Berlin, 8. Mai 2015

Ustad Asad Ali Khan [1937-2011] | Rudra Veena recital | Raga Asavari | Video [00:28:49]

 

Berlin, 5. Mai 2015

arts.black | 'You can't sit with us' - New Detroit | By Taylor Renee Aldridge | Read

WNYC News | Museums as White Spaces | Listen

Hyperallergic | The Triumph of Revisionism: The Whitney’s American Century | By Thomas Micchelli | Read

 

Berlin, 30. April 2015

critique collective | Paul Weiner | Interview mit WIR WOLLEN NICHT ZUR DOCUMENTA 14 | Lesen

 

Berlin, 28. April 2015

Once upon a time trees were the temples of the deities, and in conformity with primitive ritual simple country places even now dedicate a tree of exceptional height to a god; nor do we pay greater worship to images shining with gold and ivory than to the forests and to the very silences that they contain. — Pliny the Elder [Gaius Plinius Secundus], Natural History, XII [II]

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againstthegrain.org | Rethinking Ecology, Timothy Morton | Listen | Harvard University Press | Ecology without Nature. Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics | Book | The Ecological Thought | Book

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dark message | Project page | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 27. April 2015

The Soul of the Marionette | theguardian | Will Self and John Gray on freedom and determinism – books podcast | Listen [00:39:12]

 

Berlin, 24. April 2015

3ammagazine | Writing Outside Philosophy | Simon Critchley interviewed by Andrew Gallix | Read

Negativland | No Other Possibility [The Weatherman] | Video [00:58:37]

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Those colours are simple which belong to the elements, fire, air, water and earth. — Aristotle, On Colours

Ludwig Wittgenstein | Bemerkungen über die Farben | Werkausgabe Band 8

 

Berlin, 23. April 2015

[Working intensely in varying states of isolation, the colorful anti-heroes of Berlin's unofficial art scene ensure that the city remains "the place to be," but only for a very specific type: artists who don't truly belong anywhere, and who know it and relish it.] | artinamericamagazine | By Travis Jeppesen | Atlas Berlin | Read

slate | Are Artists to Blame for Gentrification? | Read | theguardian | Is art to blame for gentrification? | Read

 

Berlin, 22. April 2015

Tel Aviv Museum of Art visits Berlin at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin | Link

 

Berlin, 18. April 2015

Book | Ginkgo. The Tree That Time Forgot | By Peter Crane | Yale University Press

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Rothko Chapel | Annie Cohen-Solal | Mark Rothko: Traveler to the Sublime | Video

Mark Rothko. Toward the Light in the Chapel | By Annie Cohen-Solal | Yale University Press

 

Berlin, 17. April 2015

Brion Gysin [1916-1986] | Teaching [Live London 1982] | Listen [00:25:22]

 

Berlin, 16. April 2015

Artspace | How I Collect | Michael Hort on How He Evolved Into a Collector of Influence | Read

 

Berlin, 15. April 2015

Harry Partch | The Bewitched: Prologue | Listen [00:18:24]

Harry Partch [The creative person shows himself naked.] · download [56 KB]

 

Berlin, 14. April 2015

Harry Partch [1901-1974] | Documentary | The Outsider | Video [00:59:16]

[Delusion of the Fury is a large-scale music-theatre work inspired by Japanese Noh theatre works and Ethiopian myth, integrating lighting, movement and song in a sound world full of lightness and humour.]

 

Berlin, 13. April 2015

Berlin | AbBA | Allianz bedrohter Berliner Atelierhäuser | abbanetzwerk.tumblr.com | Verdrängung von Freiberuflern, Künstlern und Kleingewerbe, Ateliersterben, Gentrifizierung | Massenhaft werden landeseigene Wohnungen und Grundstücke verhökert. Freiräume verschwinden.

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npr | Philip Glass On Legacy: 'The Future ... It's All Around Us' | Listen

 

Berlin, 9. April 2015

Artforum | Dia Acquires La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s Dream House | Read

 

Berlin, 7. April 2015

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed. — I. F. Stone [Best of I. F. Stone | Read]

New York/Brooklyn | animalnewyork | Fuck the police | State art collective protests removal of Edward Snowden sculpture with ghostly projection | Read | A group of artists installed a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Brooklyn on Monday morning. | Read/Video

 

Berlin, 4. April 2015

Anna Matheja | Philosophy Homework [Maurice Merleau-Ponty] | Link

 

Berlin, 30. März 2015

Sun Ra | Outer Space Employment Agency | Video

When it is said that / ‘Tomorrow never comes’, / Thus when we speak of the future, / We speak of a lie, / Because the future is tomorrow / And tomorrow never comes. — Sun Ra [1972]

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N.Y. | Jeremiah Moss | NYC's vanishing small businesses | savenyc.nyc | WNYC | The Brian Lehrer Show | Listen | Jeremiah's vanishing New York | Blog | SaveNYC | Clayton Patterson | Video

 

Berlin, 27. März 2015

Machen wir uns nichts vor: Kunst ist unbequem, ganz besonders für den Künstler selbst. — Edgar Wind, Kunst und Anarchie, Frankfurt/M. 1994, S. 9

 

Berlin, 24. März 2015

Whitney · Serie TWENTYTWENTY [four] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | Galerie öffnen

 

Berlin, 20. März 2015

Lapham’s Quarterly | 1851 | Concord | Useful Ignorance | Henry David Thoreau contemplates the beauty of unknowing | Read

That government is best which governs not at all; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. — Henry David Thoreau, Essay on Civil Disobedience (1849) | Originally published as Resistance to Civil Government

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Monteverdi · Serie TWENTYTWENTY [one] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | Galerie öffnen

 

Berlin, 9. März 2015

[ONLINE EXHIBITION] — Lost in contemplation — [in Anschauung versunken] — Exterritorial Art Project [2015] · Projekt öffnen

 

Berlin, 6. März 2015

Book[s] | Michel Serres, Malfeasance. Appropriation Through Pollution? | Stanford University Press (2011) | sup.org

Let us define two things and clearly distinguish them from one another: first the hard, and second the soft. By the first I mean on the one hand solid residues, liquids, and gases, emitted throughout the atmosphere by big industrial companies or gigantic garbage dumps, the shameful signature of big cities. By the second, tsunamis of writing, signs, images, and logos flooding rural, civic, public, and natural spaces as well as landscapes with their advertising. Even though different in terms of energy, garbage and marks nevertheless result from the same soiling gesture, from the same intention to appropriate, and are of animal origin. To be sure, the pestilential invasion of space by soft signs does not enter into the physical and chemical calculations mentioned above, for instance those concerning climate. But in combination with hard pollution, soft pollution proceeds from the same drive. Here is the result: of course, pollution comes from measurable residues of the work and transformations related to energy, but fundamentally it emanates from our will to appropriate, our desire to conquer and expand the space of our properties. He who creates viscous and poisoned lakes or garish posters is making sure no one will take away the spaces he has occupied, now or after he is gone. [...} — Michel Serres, Malfeasance

 

Berlin, 2. März 2015

Serie TWENTYTWENTY [three] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | Galerie öffnen

 

Berlin, 25. Februar 2015

re—mastered & re—issued | Lichtensteiger | Koehler [Beginnings Part I, re—issue, 2015] and [The Beauty of Found Music, re—issue, 2015]

 

Berlin, 19. Februar 2015

N.Y. | nytimes.com | Industry City, the SoHo of Sunset Park | Read | Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 | cometogethersandy.com

N.Y. | 98bowery.com | The Book: ABC No Rio Dinero: The Story of a Lower East Side Art Gallery | Read

Malcolm X (1925-1965) | Studio 360 | American Icons: The Autobiography of Malcolm X | Listen [53:00] | WNYC | Remembering Malcolm X: Rare Interviews and Audio | Listen

 

Berlin, 14. Februar 2015

John Zorn | Callithumpian Consort [Boston] | Camarón for piano and four percussion, from Aporias | Listen | | | | Franco Donatoni (1927-2000) | Callithumpian Consort [Boston] | Hot (1989) pour saxophone sopranino ou ténor et six instruments | Listen

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Everything, I'm afraid, is significant, and nothing is finally important. — John Barth, The Floating Opera (1957)

Nothing is intrinsically valuable; the value of everything is attributed to it, assigned to it from outside the thing itself, by people. — John Barth

 

Berlin, 11. Februar 2015

DIetmar Kirves Interview | NO!art Berlin | Lesen

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Blessed be the day . . . | Berlin—Detroit [2012/2015] · Galerie öffnen

 

Berlin, 4. Februar 2015

Serie TWENTYTWENTY [two] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | Galerie öffnen

[Memories of the air and the light of Berlin, Paris, London, Philadelphia, New York and Detroit. Against monumentality. Montage. Maps. Meaning. No Meaning. Feuille blanche. Sled [a vehicle on runners for traveling over snow or ice]. Shoes [sauntering, walking, to stroll]. Simply another rag. Infinité. Standardized thinking leads to a standardized world. Die Welt und der ganze Kosmos liegen in den Buchstaben. Méditation/zéro.]

 

Berlin, 3. Februar 2015

Serie TWENTYTWENTY [one] — 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 inches) — Bilderzyklus [2013/2014/2015] Gouache, Inkpen, Inkjet Prints und Papier (Collage) auf Leinwand | Galerie öffnen

 

Berlin, 2. Februar 2015

Richard Sennett | The Decline of the Skills Society | UC Berkeley Events | Video [1:09:17]

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Mieczyslaw Weinberg [1919-1996] | Kammermusik | Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica | ECM New Series 2368-69 | Background | Sonata No. 3 op. 126 (1979) · Trio op. 48 (1950) · Sonatina op. 46 (1949) · Concertino op. 42 (1948) · Symphony No. 10 op. 98 (1968) | Mieczyslaw Weinberg | The Composer and His Music | music-weinberg.net

 

Berlin, 1. Februar 2015

Herman Melville (1819-1891) | Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University | Moby Dick · Big Read | mobydickbigread.com

 

Berlin, 31. Januar 2015

Chris Thompson, Felt. Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama. University of Minnesota Press, 2011 | Link

 

Berlin, 29. Januar 2015

imagination, bread, incomplete [2015] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

PDF · 4x52 · Piece for four voices (partition) · download [92 KB]

 

Berlin, 28. Januar 2015

MoMA [New York] | Conservator Glenn Wharton describes restoring Nam June Paik's 'Untitled' | Video

 

Berlin, 27. Januar 2015

70. Jahrestag der Befreiung des Vernichtungslagers Auschwitz:

arsenal-berlin.de | Asynchron. Dokumentar- und Experimentalfilme zum Holocaust. Aus der Sammlung des Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst | Programm

zeit.de | Theodor W. Adorno | 'Erziehung nach Auschwitz' [1966] | Lesen [aus: Erziehung zur Mündigkeit, Vorträge und Gespräche mit Hellmut Becker 1959 bis 1969 | Suhrkamp]

 

Berlin, 26. Januar 2015

New York/Lower East Side | Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream | Video [Trailer, 08:32] | Streit’s | streitsmatzos.com

haaretz.com | Streit's shutting down its iconic Lower East Side matzo factory | Read

 

Berlin, 24. Januar 2015

tagesspiegel.de | Architekt Daniel Libeskind rechnet mit Berlin ab | Lesen

 

Berlin, 23. Januar 2015

'Check it out' | Steve Reich | City Life [for ensemble, 1995] | Documentary | Part 1 [25:53] | Part 2 [25:53]

New York/Paris | WNYC [Mirela Iverac] | French Jews Find Refuge — Where Else? — on the Upper West Side | Listen

 

Berlin, 21. Januar 2015

Nevelson, Louise [1899-1988]

Trailer | A Conversation with Louise Nevelson | Video [03:16]
Dale Schierholt | Nevelson: Awareness in the Fourth Dimension (excerpt) | Video [06:17]

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Leonardo da Vinci [objet/tableau trouvé] [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 20. Januar 2015

Gamelan music | lomba seni karawitan ke 3 sma batik 1 surakarta tinggkat sma th 2011 jakarta | Video [08:55] | lomba seni karawitan ke 4 sma batik 1 surakart a tingkat sma th 2004 untar | Video [12:27]

 

Berlin, 19. Januar 2015

Basket [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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R. Rauschenberg: Ich erkläre grundsätzlich nicht gerne, warum ich etwas tue, denn das macht die Einzigartigkeit der Erfahrung zunichte und erschwert oder verhindert die unabhängige Reaktion auf das Werk. [...] Verstehen ist eine Art Blindheit. Gute Kunst kann man, glaube ich, nicht verstehen. — Robert Rauschenberg and Donald Saff, A conversation about art and ROCI (1991)

 

Berlin, 17. Januar 2015

Surveillance [eye] [Berlin] | vergrössern © 2015 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

 

Berlin, 16. Januar 2015

Tales from the North (2012) | Tim Ingold | Thinking through Making | Video [25:59]

BBC Radio interview with Tim Ingold on Lines | Listen [28:00]

Tim Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, UK: The Life of Lines (2015) · Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture (2013) · Being Alive. Essays on movement, knowledge and description (2011) · Lines: A Brief History (2007)

 

Berlin, 15. Januar 2015

nytimes.com | Obituaries | Jake Berthot, a Painter Inspired by the Natural World, Dies at 75 | Read

 

Berlin, 13. Januar 2015

nytimes.com | ESSAY | Among the Disrupted | By LEON WIESELTIER | Read

Amid the bacchanal of disruption, let us pause to honor the disrupted. The streets of American cities are haunted by the ghosts of bookstores and record stores, which have been destroyed by the greatest thugs in the history of the culture industry. Writers hover between a decent poverty and an indecent one; they are expected to render the fruits of their labors for little and even for nothing, and all the miracles of electronic dissemination somehow do not suffice for compensation, either of the fiscal or the spiritual kind. [...] — Leon Wieseltier

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Guardian | Culture professionals network | Artists’ low income and status are international issues | Read

WNYC | New Sounds | With John Zorn | Listen [55:45]

David Byrne | I Don’t Care about Contemporary Art Anymore? | Read

 

Berlin, 12. Januar 2015

NYU's Institute of Fine Arts | Okwui Enwezor, "At Home in the World: The Art of El Anatsui and William Kentridge" | Video [01:27:51]

 

Berlin, 9. Januar 2015

Paris | arte.tv | Hommage an Charlie Hebdo | #JeSuisCharlie

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William Kentridge | How we make sense of the world | Video [30:24]

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This world system, somewhat further developed, lasted down to the time of Homer, who always speaks of the gods as settled on Mt. Olympus. We have noted that he has Thetis, the mother of Achilles, tell him that the gods had gone from Olympus to feast on [Mt.] Atlas. So that in Homer's time the highest mountains on the earth were evidently regarded as pillars sustaining the heavens, even as Abyla and Calpe on the straits of Gibraltar continued to be called the Pillars of Hercules because the hero had taken up the burden of Adas, who had grown tired of supporting the heavens on his shoulders.

Giambattista Vico, The New Science [Scienza Nuova, 1725], Sectio IX, Chapter I, POETIC ASTRONOMY [726]

 

Berlin, 7. Januar 2015

Anthony Braxton interviewed by Gerry Hemingway (2013) | Video [57:12] | Anthony Braxton on Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane, Alban Berg, opera, storytelling, Jazz culture, creative music, teaching, ghost trance music, world music etc.

 

Berlin, 1. Januar 2015

All the best for 2015

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