John Huntington, on: favourite links/hate-projects, 2011 04 06
Mantas Lesauskas, on: power in the broad sense, 2011 03 23
The commercial film about the iconic Eames lounge chair was shot in 1950’s. It accentuated the comfort and aesthetic features not for the usage itself, but for representative purpose and self-reflection. The plot emphasizes the quick and easy assembly. The assembler himself in this film would like to become an owner of this chair and everything that goes with it especially the status of the notion that chair creates.
This commercial footage proposes without any hints that the product it offers is actual social symbol or sign which can be attributed to the socioeconomic status or to be precise to the posture of resting capitalist. The object as a symbol of west capitalism played an important role in cold war dispute.
Sculptor Mark Wentzel visualizes the perversion of ideologisized consumption society using the icon which some time ago was a tool for building this kind of society.
Opposition of former soviet countries just love this kind of art because it quite vulgarly presents collapse of consumption society…
video is here :
Robertas Narkus, on: sculptural charity in retail shop chains in Lithuania 2011 03 15
Few years ago "FOOD BANK" project was launched in Lithuania, called "Eatable sculptures". Their slogan is: every fifth Lithuanian citizen is below poverty line, and thousands are going to sleep being hungry! The way they present the food (which is later given to the poorest of the poor) is using forms of the comical sculptures, reminding of the Lego structures or castles that were build in Soviet times from boxes of canned food.
Migle Bareikyte, on: What is Sociology by Pierre Bordieu 2011 03 14
Sociology is a Martial Art - Pierre Bourdieu
Migle Bareikyte, on: the ambivalent beauty of poverty in photography 2011 03 12
John Huntington, on: omniscient business 2011 03 09
Omniscient business - Or how I met Erik Gustafsson
Juste Kostikovaite, on: design as a function of positive representation of The Cheapest 2011 03 01
Viktorija Siaulyte, on: aesthetics of violence 2011 02 16
Juste Kostikovaite, on: truth and lie in art 2011 03 01
Transcript: "All our life - it's a lie, it's a continuous lie. Everybody got accustomed to it. We live surrounded by the ocean of lie, everybody: children and parents, husbands and wifes, society, the whole continents and nations are living full of falsehoods. All the relationships that we see - public or business - all is a lie! Truth occurs rarely only on the basis of the very deep human relationship, it occurs rarely and is exists temporarily. That is why all the truth, even the smallest one is so precious, even if this truth connects small things. Truth prevails in the high art, but not in all art, which calls itself high art.
Time judges and art full of lies is always here. That is why Rembrandt, Murorskov, Schumann, Van Gogh, Shakespeare and other great artists. But not all is truth in this high art. Very often this art is corrupted with overtly aesthetics, crafts. For example, Bach has created a lot of empty art - fugas, and others. There is a lie from the posture of the artist, and from the lie of his soul and many other . This idea is hard to explain and the words are not enough to express it, and maybe because of the lack of the deep understanding of it. But this idea came to me now, at night, in the middle of the process of thinking not about art at all, but about the human relationships."