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Friday, February 26, 2010

Do you know Tino Sehgal? You know, the artist that doesn't allow any pictures taken of his works? And doesn't write any introduction, or artist statement? Or make written agreements with museums? That wants no material artifacts in his works?
Does it matter what the works are?
They are performative. More: they are performances. They are people doing things in exhibition spaces. They are things happening with people within an exhibition framework.
They could be happening to others (say, someone kissing). Or to you (say, someone talking with you).
You might never discover which part was the work. Yet somehow, you often do.

Once again: Does it matter what the works are? Once you experience something, what good is the analysis?
But we are pretty smart animals. We may experience, and still want to think about it. We may want to decide what we think, and if we will go to see this thing again or not. We may rework this experience in our mind until we decide, say, that this is just not enough. That a good ice-cream would have done the job. Or a meeting with a friend. Or both combined. Maybe in a museum. Maybe accompanied by a stranger, having a conversation about progress. The luxury of conversational art. Now isn't that progressive.

Then again, what is wrong with living a series of perfectly good conversations put into a gentle, clean formal frame? Can't we just accept this? What is it that makes one (me) so voracious?
Is it the fact I've never actually seen a Sehgal, done a Sehgal?
Isn't the picture enough?
Or the reviews that seem to make a huge effort in taking the mimetic weight off the image and putting some of it on words?
Paradoxically, all the effort put into keeping it live seem to make us focus not on the thing, but on this very effort. Would Tino Sehgal be at the Guggenheim had he allowed taking pictures? So what exactly is the work, here? How come I feel it so clearly, if it's all about presence? Or am I just feeling its double, its fake, the afterthought? But isn't that crucial in experience? Doesn't that re-constitute the experience once it is over? Can one re-construct something one did not experience in the first place?
You would have to have been there. The most dreaded sentence in the world. What are we supposed to do with it? Take a hidden snapshot?

Tino Sehgal is on at the New York Guggenheim until March 10.

Deepika Padukone 

Deepika Padukone 

 Deepika Padukone 

 Deepika Padukone 

 Deepika Padukone 

 Deepika Padukone 

 Deepika Padukone 

 Deepika Padukone 

 Deepika Padukone 

 Deepika Padukone 


Deepika Padukone is performing in a lead role in Kathik calling Karthik as Shonali Mukherjee. Farhan Akhtar is lead actor while Shefali Shah is giving special appearance in this film.

Check out more detailed information and vivacious pictures of Deepika in our previous post here, here, here, here and here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shraddha Kapoor

 

  

  

  

  

Shraddha Kapoor born on 3rd March 1989 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is daughter of Shivangi and famous Bollywood villain Shakti Kapoor. Shivangi is elder sister of yesteryear Bollywood actress Padmini Kolhapure.

Shraddha is making her Hindi film debut in Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, R Madhavan, Saira Mohan and Raima Sen.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bloodshedding pieces of black-and-white happiness.
The unfair balance of the picture.

The wider picture. The bloody wider picture always giving it the color that wasn't there in the first place.
Notice: the wider picture is never the first place. It comes as we back up, until we are nowhere to be found, impressed by the relation of the Thing with that wide horizon, that swift encompassing of the Other into the Thing.

The unfair balance of the picture. Nothing should ever be framed. Frames should be prohibited, forcing us into oblivion, into focusing on the End nearest us. Who knows how many Santa Clauses are necessary?

The unfair balance of the picture.

The pictures are by, in order of appearance, Diane Arbus, Mikołaj Chylak, Diane Arbus, Fischli & Weiss.

Monday, February 22, 2010



Video directed by Takafumi Tsuchiya (TAKCOM).

Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols 

 Rachel Nichols 

 Rachel Nichols 

 Rachel Nichols 

 Rachel Nichols 

Rachel Emily Nichols born on January 8, 1980 in Augusta, Maine, USA. She is an American model cum actress, best known for her portrayal of CIA officer Rachel Gibson on the ABC television series Alias.

Her forthcoming films are For Sale by Owner, Meskada and G.I. Joe 2.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tabu

 

  

  

  


Tabassum Hashmi (aka Tabu) is an Indian Bollywood actress who has won National Film Award twice. She has given her performance in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali language films, as well as one American film.

Her latest release is Kedar Shinde directed Toh Baat Pakki where she is performing as Rajeshwari. Other cast of this film includes Sharman Joshi, Yuvika Chaudhary, Vatsal Sheth, Ayub Khan, Sharat Saxena, Himani Shivpuri, Suhasini Mulay and Upasna Singh.

Check out more detailed information and awesome pictures of beautiful Tabu in our previous post here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What is it that we like about simplicity? Is it not that it's close to us? It is attainable, like something that is nearly us. Or, to put it differently - an it that almost makes it into me. Thus, an imaginary community. Yes, if I dared, I would say simplicity gives us an imaginary community. A universe we don't need to adhere to, as it has already adhered to us.



The video, directed by Johannes Nyholm, is both a music video for Little Dragon, and a pilot of Nyholm's short film Dreams from The Woods.

Visit


Two pictures from the Visit series (2007/8) by Filip Berendt.
The idea is so simple and to the point that it is irritating. Berendt put an ad in a newspaper saying he wants to make installations in people's homes out of the things he finds there and take pictures of them. Some people answered. He went to their homes, and, well, did what he said he would do.
The series won him the Sittcomm award last year.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010








































Two gorgeous 2009 Szpilman Award candidates:
The runner-up, Alexander Thieme with his Embedded


... and this year's winner, Hank Schmidt in der Beek, with In den Zillertaler Alpen






Can you spot me?
What am I, within this overwhelming sight?
Am I a humble creature? Do I not see myself?
Or is it but a false humility, a false erasing of the onlooker's look?
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I was told twice in the last two days that one should not make art in anyone else's name but her own.
You want it - you have it.
Hank Schmidt In Der Beek, you have just made my day.

Other candidates can be found here. Also check out their blog.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010



Le Monde des Montagnes (The World of Mountains), an ECAL graduate project by Camille Scherrer

Nothing to stop us from getting lost. From deciding we no longer belong here, and using all our knowledge and craft to make this place just confusing enough to dream.
Be it an augmented reality, be it a book, a picture that can actually be moving. Be it our imposing of what's in our head, or rather, what dropped by for just a second, only to fool us into believing we own it, we are it.
Nothing to stop us from finding our way. With every single hesitating step we so confidently make into this our augmented reality, with more of you than I could ever have hoped for, with less of me than you would expect, with just enough of us to get the picture.
And move on. As if nothing really happened. As if.

(via)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Padmapriya 

 Padmapriya 

 Padmapriya 

 Padmapriya 


Padmapriya Janakiraman born on February 28, 1980 in Delhi, India. She is an Indian film actress, model and a classical Tamil bharatanatyam dancer who made her acting debut in the Telugu-language film Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi in 2003. She won the title of Miss Andhra Pradesh in 2001.

Padmapriya recently made her Hindi film debut in Striker where she is performing along with Siddharth, Vidya Malvade, Nicolette Bird, Anupam Kher, Seema Biswas and Aditya Pancholi.

 

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