Friday, September 28, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

My First Exhibition in London

Jochem Hendricks at Hauch of Venison

Grains of Sand

"For the ongoing work Grains of Sand (1999-2007), the artist paid assistants, often ilegal immigrants in Germany, to count precise numbers of grains of sand, up to several million. The quantities of sand are presented in beautiful hand-made glass vessels, making it impossible to verify whether or not the numbers given are accurate ot not. Such work raise questions about the value and meaning of labour, as well as notions of truth and imagination. Are there in a given vessel, as the artist suggests, the result of hundreads of hours of work, or is this in fact an elaborate fiction?"

Monday, September 17, 2007

Braile Street Art

The Blind is a Nantes-based artist who creates art for blind people.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Unicef Ads

Waiting for my UK Visa interview, I spent hours looking a nice book published by Phaidon called Graphic Agitation 2. It´s a collection of Social and Political Graphics at the digital age. It inspired me to post these great Unicef Ads.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Remembering 9/11

My friend Puga has sent me a very interesting link (Gothamist) about the 9/11 remembering. Look at that:

Six Years Later, Are People 9/11'd Out?
The other day, the NY Times examined the various feelings about September 11 commemoration events, as next Tuesday is the sixth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, and the interesting phenomenon of tragedy fatigue. One woman, whose opinion wasn't that uncommon, said, "Doesn’t grieving have a shelf life? We’re very sorry and mournful that people died, but there are living people. Let’s wind it down.” Perhaps that's why some people get frustrated when they hear about families being unhappy with ceremony changes.
But what do those families, the ones who have lost a loved one on that day? Well, they are divided, too. One woman who lost her brother told the Times, "I would no sooner tell survivors of the Holocaust how to mourn or how to commemorate their atrocity, so why do others feel they have any right to dictate how family members should feel or memorialize our loved ones on Sept. 11 or any day, for that matter." But one widow said, "I still get so many letters from people that even I suffer from 9/11 fatigue to some extent. People who don’t want to do anything on 9/11, they shouldn’t be forced to. I never thought I’d say that.”

Are you tired of events remembering September 11? Or do you think there should be other meaningful ways of remembering the day?

Photograph of a World Trade Center mural by wallyg on Flickr