Δευτέρα 28 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Place-specific Art

Μου έστειλαν ένα πολύ όμορφο και ενδιαφέρον βιβλίο, το "Relate North. Engagement, Art and Representation 2014":

Από τον πρόλογο του βιβλίου:

"This collection of essays and reports seeks to explore through art and design the trasformation of cultural understandings of the unique positions and rapidly changing settings of the North and Arctic. One may not ordinarily connect art and design with the North. Art adn design has always been about individual creativity, problem solving and encouraging alternative ways pf seeing the world. In addition Western culture has been dominated by an inherited conception in which it is believed that art and creativity radiates from south to north. Artists, designers and teachers are thought to participate in spreading culture to all classes from top to bottom with their own work contribution.

From the norther perspective, it is noteworthy that particularly in the sphere of UNESCO, criticism towards the above-mentioned idea of culture spreading began as early as the 1970s. It was seen to represent a form of colonialist remnant, which was used to educate and socialize people to have the same social and cultural values. As a result, various minority cultures, as well as social and regional groups often lost their right to have a say in matters relating to their own culture. That has also happened in the North and Arctic." (p. 7)

Οι φωτογραφίες είναι από το Κτήριο Πινακοθήκης (σπίτι) Νίκου Χατζηκυριάκου-Γκίκα (

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