"we all create our own view of the world and then employ it to filter and process our perceptions, extracting meaning from the ocean of data that washes over us in daily life."

Leonard Mlodinow, The Drunkward’s Walk

(Source: books.google.com.br)

Tags #perception    #meaning    #filter    #random    #randomness   

"There is this notion out there of designers being seen as people who only make things pretty as if that’s somehow lesser. Just look at the world right now, be it American strip malls or public housing. How much of it is so extremely ugly and built under the guise of functionality, even though it doesn’t work all that well?"

Stephan Sagmeister

(Source: thegreatdiscontent.com)

Tags #beauty    #funtion    #functionality    #design   

"A criação não é uma compreensão, é um novo mistério"

Clarice Lispector

(Source: claricelispector.blogspot.com.br)

Tags #criação   

"The artistic installation is a way to expand the domain of the sovereign rights of the artist from the individual art object to that of the exhibition space itself."

Boris Groys

(Source: e-flux.com)

Tags #art    #installation    #artist    #freedom   

"The sovereign decision of the artist to make an artwork beyond any justification is trumped by the sovereign decision of a private buyer to pay for this artwork an amount of money beyond any comprehension."

Boris Groys

(Source: e-flux.com)

Tags #art    #artist    #buyer   

"(…) the curator is considered to be someone who keeps coming between the artwork and the viewer, disempowering the artist and the viewer alike."

Boris Groys

(Source: e-flux.com)

Tags #art    #curator    #viewer   

"The freedom to create art according to one’s own sovereign will does not guarantee that an artist’s work will also be exhibited in the public space."

Boris Groys

(Source: e-flux.com)

Tags #art    #artist    #artistic    #freedom   

"All art originates as design, be it religious design or the design of power. In the modern period as well, design precedes art."

Boris Groys

(Source: e-flux.com)

Tags #design    #art    #realiton   

"In its origin, it seems, the work of art is sick, helpless; in order to see it, viewers must be brought to it as visitors are brought to a bed-ridden patient by hospital staff. It is no coincidence that the word “curator” is etymologically related to “cure”: to curate is to cure. Curating cures the powerlessness of the image, its inability to show itself by itself."

Boris Groys

(Source: e-flux.com)

Tags #curator    #artist    #art    #contemporary   

"In the context of contemporary art, to make art is to show things as art"

Boris Groys

(Source: e-flux.com)

Tags #art    #artist    #curator    #role    #contemporary