15. 09. 2012
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Two Walls : Art & Land

“One Project. Two Sites.” Curator Josef Ng warned viewers at the start that Lin Yilin’s project, carried out in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, presents two utterly different sides of itself. And in the...

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24. 07. 2012
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Abstract, Abstraction

Swapan Chakravorty The primary problem with the adjective ‘abstract’ stems from its etymology. It derives from the Latin ab, meaning ‘from’, and trahere, ‘drawn away’. In other words, it carries a sense of being withdrawn,...

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26. 03. 2012
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Skateboarding versus Architecture

Jean Poole of Skynoise.net interviews Professor Iain Borden who has revolutionized contemporary architecture with his radical thoughts on space and its non-utilization. His book on skateboarding/ollie, Skateboarding, Space & The City : Architecture and the Body is...

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15. 02. 2012
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Success, Publishing & Indian Comics

Bharath Murthy This piece is a presentation of my views on the comics medium in India, and some of my ideas for the growth of the form. These ideas are the result of...

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12. 02. 2012
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Beware the Swiss Bearing Sausages?

Prasanta Chakravarty In a 2007 art summer school held in Irsee, southern Germany, the English artist Clive Head and the Anglo-Cypriot writer and art theorist Michael Paraskos held a joint class. Head and Paraskos had previously taught together at...

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20. 12. 2011
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Lover, Lunatic or a Languishing Venereal Patient

Nikhil Biswas We credit the bravado of expressing our popping thoughts in immediate language smelling of fresh nascence. But in reality it is proven that the bravado is hollow, and worshiping that cleverness is devoid...

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08. 12. 2011
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Beginnings, Beginnings, Beginnings: A Letter

A letter from Hans Ulrich Obrist to Hou Hanru Dear Hanru, Thanks so much for your message and many congratulations on your Lyon Biennale. This is an occasion to think about the Internet...

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28. 10. 2011
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Time, Finance & Cinema

    Geeta Patel In a real-time, single fifteen-second take shot with a still camera, a man walks slowly, the end of his stick feeling its way across slightly uneven earth, dotted withstones,...

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06. 08. 2011
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Off Modern: A Conversation with Raqs

  1. Moinak Biswas: Your recent show in Calcutta, 'Premontions', seems to speak of the fractures within the flow of time that we all inhabit. An internally anomalous time has engaged you as...

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29. 07. 2011
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Annunciation

          Subha Mukherji Possibly the most delicate rendering of the Annunciation in visual art is, to my mind, Fra Angelico’s rendering (Figure I), the one that suddenly gleams upon...

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05. 05. 2011
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Letter to H.B.N. Shetty

5, Residency Bungalow Camp Baroda Date: 7 July 1972 Shri H. B. N. Shetty Director of Industries and Commerce Chepauk Madras Dear Shri Shetty I have Mr. G. N. Raghavan’s letter No. 162821/HCA3/69...

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20. 01. 2011
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The Blind Art of the Concrete

Pothik Ghosh The real when it has reached the mind, is already not real any more. Our too thoughtful, too intelligent eye. —Robert Bresson, Notes on the Cinematographer Modern man is cursed with...

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18. 01. 2011
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Liturgical Architecture

Dennis R. Mcnamara We live in an era that is not known for making beautiful churches. In fact, the sensus fidelium seems to indicate that something is indeed severely wrong with the unprofane architecture...

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