“One of these days,
you will see that your pain
is the reason why you’re still here.
This is how we make art.
This is how we beat the monsters.”
– Erin Van Vuren
Icheon has a 1,000-year history of producing celadon porcelain. The city, which was named South Korea’s first Special Ceramics Industry Zone in 2005 and a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Arts in 2010, boasts a large number of industrial-academic-research infrastructures, including the Korea Ceramics Art High School, the Korea Ceramics Foundation, the Korea Institute of Ceramics Engineering and Technology, and SK hynix.
The exhibit “Icheon: Reviving the Korean Ceramic Tradition” was on display at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA from October 12th- December 29th, 2013.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be on from March 14 to July 19, 2015 at the V&A.
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:
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/
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.