Arthur C. Danto. After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History

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excerpt from After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History (1997) by American critic and philosopher ARTHUR C.DANTO (1924-2013)

read more via http://press.princeton.edu/titles/5911.html

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studio visit #4. Mireille Gros

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MIREILLE GROS
at her studio, Basel
june 2014
images © wfw

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I have read somewhere that a studio space is an intimate space, which puts the critic in an awkward position that he is no longer objective. It’s even more the case with MIREILLE GROS. MIREILLE is a Swiss artist based in Basel and she is probably one of the most engaging person in the city.

After a course of studies in Basel and New York, MIREILLE GROS (born in 1954) traveled the world drawing inspiration from the language, the local culture and the nature in each place she went, especially in China and West Africa. From these trips she has not only adapted her artistic practice by allowing more place in her work for the concept of spontaneity, random and chance but she has also brought back several processes and materials. Made of photographs, paintings, drawings and artist’s books, her body of work depicts universal configurations taking the form of mysterious plants or vegetables, micro and macrocosms.

Her studio reflects her intuitive and experimental process (although the space is very well organized) and her passion for language with a series of sentences or words written on the walls. Over cardamom coffee and the quietness of the neighborhood, MIREILLE GROS talked about her live, her uninterrupted interest in art, her upcoming exhibitions and how to not have ideas.

If you happen to be in Zürich, do not miss her solo exhibition entitled Ouvrir les Archives which presents an overview of pieces by the artist which have been collected over the past twenty years, on view at the Collection of Prints and Drawings at ETH Zurich until July 6, 2014.

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(art) basel diary 2014 #24

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Art Unlimited
on Tuesday, June 18, 2014
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On Sunday evening, Art Basel has officially closed its door! Apart the deluge of art, it was really a great occasion to have precious discussions as well as to meet you!

Love,

wfw

 

(art) basel diary 2014 #23

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detail from the installation Kids who eat dirt are called kids. But when adults eat dirt, it’s called geophagy (2014) by KIM SEOB BONINSEGNI
seen at Swiss Art Awards
on Tuesday, June 18, 2014
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(art) basel diary 2014 #22

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Untitled (1969/2013) by DOUG WHEELER
seen at Art Unlimited
on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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(art) basel diary 2014 #21

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Triangular Series (2014) by JAMIE ZIGELBAUM
 a site-specific lighting installation commissioned by Design Miami/ Basel
seen on Monday, June 16, 2014
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(art) basel diary 2014 #20

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Claque & Shill, 2014 (graphite on paper, marble) by ANDREA ROMANO
seen at Gaudel de Stampa (Paris) during Liste
on Wednesday, June 19, 2014
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(art) basel diary 2014 #19

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We Killed the Bear (2014) by DENA YAGO
featured on the booth of Sandy Brown Gallery (Berlin) during Liste
seen on Wednesday, June 19, 2014
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(art) basel diary 2014 #18

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a glimpse into the studio of CLARE KENNY
on Friday, June 20, 2014
image © wfw

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(art) basel diary 2014 #17

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Untitled Textile Arrangement (Towel Rack), 2014 by AMANDA ROSS-HO
presented in the group exhibition Picture This* at Salts, Basel
seen on Friday, June 20, 2014
image © wfw

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*this exhibition is running through July 21, 2014

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