While@Home #5

While reading the news last week, it was inevitable to perceive a strong and worrying feeling about the current situation around. Between the worldwide strikes and major events being canceled due to “tumulous and challenging times”, worlds´ artists are more active than ever and their works are supreme, full of strong emotions. Below are my favorite ones found online or re-discovered these days:

Born in a country where at the time there was minimal racial diversity (Lithuania) I must admit not being aware until quite late of the difficulties that human beings of other colors were experiencing in the US or other countries. However, I never doubted in the color of our hearts and the equal capacity of its feelings. The current events (and many previous that were not so widely spread in media) are heartbreaking. And so is the magnificent work by Titus Kaphar ☝️that features the cover of TIME magazine’s June 15, 2020 issue. You can find the text that accompanies it online. Read more about it at artnet.com

☝️There is arguably anything as soothing as the water… The city of Seul in South Korea now has a huge wave in the city center and it looks SO REAL!! The truth is it is anamorphic illusion by D´strict projected on screens. More about it at Colossal.

Italy together with Spain, Denmark, Austria, and few other European countries are back to the art life (and not only online). The perfect place for a visit, that comes to my mind first, is Hangar Bicocca in Milan☝️. Its huge spaces are perfect for social distancing. Just take a look at these images at Google Arts & Culture! And my personal notes from it here.

Following my visit to the first exhibition after the lockdown I remembered a surrealist film I watched long ago and to my delight, I found it online at Internet Archive. As the narrator states, “This is a story of dreams mixed with reality”. Dreams that Money Can Buy” ☝️is a film by Hans Richter who he created in 1947 together with Man Ray, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, and Fernand Léger. Music by John Cage, Darius Milhaud and others. The full film is available online.

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