Thursday, February 28, 2013

Need for Change

Need for Change
Hoxton Bar

Need for Change
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein

Συμμετέχοντες καλλιτέχνες:
Βασιλειάδου Μάρω
Βελησιώτη Μαρίνα
Γυφτάκης Νίκος
Δημοπούλου Θεώνη
Σούλαρης Χρήστος
Σταύρου Κωνσταντίνα
Τουρμούζη Γεωργία
Τσοτσώνη Αγγελική

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

You never loved this city

 Make haste, the light is fading 
The traders turn the sign 
The clouds are lost to darkness 
The bars they spring to life 

You never loved this city 
But angel, it loves you 
Your smile, a roman candle 
Your eyes a Prussian blue 

 Beware, the crack of lightning 
Three miles but drawing near 
The first rain blacks the pavement 
The birds, they disappear 

And in the doorway, lovers 
They share a cigarette 
Below, the rush of gutter 
Above, a silhouette 

You never loved this city 
But angel, it loves you 
Your smile, a roman candle 
Your eyes are Prussian blue 

I never loved this city 
But you can keep me here 
Your love, a stained glass window 
Your heart, a chandelier 

Piano Magic


Asterisms / Gabriel Orozco

Deutsche Guggenheim

Comprising thousands of items of detritus the artist has gathered at two sites—a playing field near his home in New York and a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California Sur, Mexico, that is also the repository for flows of industrial and commercial waste from across the Pacific Ocean.

One component, Sandstars, responds to the unique environment encountered in Isla Arena, Mexico, a wildlife reserve, which is simultaneously a whale mating ground, whale cemetery, and industrial wasteland. Orozco has worked there before, having extracted from its sands the whale skeleton that formed the sculpture Mobile Matrix(2006), now permanently installed in the Biblioteca de México José Vasconcelos in Mexico City. His return to this sanctuary yielded entirely new results in response to the voluminous amounts of industrial and commercial waste deposited there by currents in the Pacific.

He created a large sculptural installation from the refuse he collected—including glass bottles, lightbulbs, buoys, tools, stones, and oars—by subjecting it to taxonomic arrangement on the gallery floor. This monumental sculptural carpet of nearly 1,200 objects is accompanied by twelve large-scale gridded photographs of images of the individual objects in a studio setting, organized typologically by material, color, size, and so on. A 13th grid photo documents the landscape from which the objects were retrieved along with incidental compositions made in situ from the castaway items.

Astroturf Constellation similarly explores taxonomic classification but on a completely different scale. It comprises a collection of miniscule bits of debris left behind by athletes and spectators in the Astroturf of a playing field on Pier 40 in New York. Orozco displays these myriad items—including coins, sneakers logos, bits of soccer balls, candy wrappers, wads of chewing gum, and tangles of thread, again numbering nearly 1,200—on a large platform. As in Sandstars, the objects are displayed alongside thirteen photographic grids, creating a visual ricochet between an individual object and its photographic representation.

The exhibition Asterisms overall, in which the two bodies of work play off each other in a provocative oscillation between the macro and the micro, invokes several of the artist’s recurring motifs, including the traces of erosion, poetic encounters with mundane materials, and the ever-present tension between nature and culture. It also underscores and amplifies Orozco’s subtle practice of subjecting the world to personal, idiosyncratic systems. [ source ]

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."  --Emo Philips

Trash and Shadow Art

by Triantafyllos Vaitsis

at Booze Cooperativa

Monday, February 25, 2013

Play amongst lovely things

Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy 

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”
--Sitting Bull

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
--Richard L. Evans

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.”

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go.
--Maya Angelou

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Random Shapes

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." --Georgia O'Keeffe

"Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory."
-- Francis Bacon

"The eye searches for shapes. It searches for a beginning, a middle, and an end."
--John Charles Polanyi

Saturday, February 23, 2013


"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." 
--Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."  --Sydney J. Harris

People everywhere love Windows. ---------Bill Gates

"It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows. " 
--Erma Bombeck