"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   
Capa Preta, a craft beer from Belo Horizonte, asked me to develop some sort of symbol for their rebrand. They could no longer have the black bottle (in portuguese, capa preta = black cape), so they had to find a new meaning for their name. The solution was a mix of the more “obscure” references the name brought (grim reaper, wizards, etc) with the less obscure one (capa preta is the name given to the “tan & black” colour of the german shepherd, in portuguese)

Capa Preta, a craft beer from Belo Horizonte, asked me to develop some sort of symbol for their rebrand. They could no longer have the black bottle (in portuguese, capa preta = black cape), so they had to find a new meaning for their name. The solution was a mix of the more “obscure” references the name brought (grim reaper, wizards, etc) with the less obscure one (capa preta is the name given to the “tan & black” colour of the german shepherd, in portuguese)

Tags #craft    #beer    #bottle    #belo horizonte    #bh    #capa preta    #german    #sherphed    #death    #grim    #reaper    #dog    #skull