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Arts: Points of Contention by Jonathan Latiano

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Articles:

http://www.contemporist.com/2012/12/30/points-of-contention-by-jonathan-latiano/

http://www.fubiz.net/2014/04/28/points-of-contention/

Artist’s website:

http://www.jonathanlatiano.com/points-of-contention.html

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On April 8, 2014, they started demolishing this building in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

What was it? A temporary street art exhibition which involved:

  • 100 street artists,
  • over 400 artworks,
  • 6 months of creative process,
  • and an exhibition that lasted 1 month.

Here is a series of interviews subtitled in English, with Medhi Ben Cheikh, the curator of the project and some of the artists.

Follow the project here: http://www.tourparis13.fr/

Quotes

I saw the quote many times and finally found the original one.

“(If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is) go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”

- Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country.

“Go into the arts…

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