wfw weekend #383

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Domenico de Chirico for We Find Wildness #81

Puppies Puppies is inevitably the work of a person born during the rise of the Internet. The rhythm of their life has been established by machines. In some ways, this contradicts the personal and the emotional. But the Internet, especially in the beginning, was also deeply involved with intimacy and emotional connection between strangers. Sex with strangers reveals something very deep about human existence, and maybe coming to know some artists and their activity is like having sex with strangers. – Forrest (husband of Puppies Puppies) in conversation with Tenzing Barshee, Mousse 57 (February–March 2017)

one pic wednesday. Kader Attia

http://gossipsweb.net: a database of alternative art spaces

Kevin Barrett Weil. Two Addresses

The Peshmerga offensive is a massive engineering enterprise, a monumental Land art operation. Behind each platoon there is a bulldozer waiting. Every hundred meters of gained territory results in hundreds of tons of dry earth pushed forward, all in order to move the front line ever closer to the suburbs of Mosul. Landscape is refashioned daily by the shelling, ISIS’s tunnels are behind, under, and beyond our mobile front line; the dunes are scarred by the infinite lines of trenches while on the Syrian-Iraqi border ISIS’s bulldozers breach a passage through a hill to erase the Sykes–Picot Agreement’s fatal design. The desert is no longer an exotic escape. It’s pure naked exposure. The closest to protection from the snipers is by running from one shadow to another. – Francis Alÿs on his embedment with the Kurdish Army in Mosul, Artforum, February 9, 2017

wfw weekend #381

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one pic wednesday. Nairy Baghramian

Roy Da Prince at Futura, Prague

The distrust of abstractions (…) finds expression in a widespread reduction of cultural ideas and activities to psychobiography. We are invited to see the ‘inner life’ of individuals as the most authentic level of reality.- Mark Fisher, Real Abstractions / The application of theory to the modern world, for Frieze Magazine, January 16, 2017

Domenico de Chirico for We Find Wildness #80

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