Beijing 2008 by Liu Yi
Really interesting and thought-provoking painting by Chinese-born artist Liu Yi intriguing geo-political insights. Reposted from enigmachronicle.com The work, titled “Beijing 2008”, depicts four young women playing Mahjong. The woman with the tattoos on her back is China. On her left, focused intensely on the game, is Japan. Across from China, the one with the shirt […]
Stupid Money & Stupid Art (part 1)
“At particular times, a great deal of stupid people have a great deal of stupid money.” Walter Bagehot, Economist 1859. This is the intro of Ben Lewis BBC documentary The Great Contemporary Art Bubble from 2009. Ben Lewis investigates the phenomenon of the booming prices at contemporary art auctions, indicating it as “one thing [that] […]
Back to Life, Back to Virtuality
Hi everyone! I’m finally back from my blogging break and very excited to present you some new changes regarding artpjf.
For the last 10 month I had enough time to think about how I want to continue this blog. As much as I still enjoy writing about art I also started to get interested and willing to write about topics which do not cover the art world directly but a critical insight on creative and alternative content in different kind of fields such as urban society, alternative economical and ecological theory and projects. This may sound pretty abstract now but is actually intended to create a platform for open discussion and critical, creative thinking. After seeing so many exhibitions, vernissages, art fairs and festivals in the past 4 years the simple fact to write about the displayed art, that often did not interest, touch or challenge me in any way, started to bore me. Consequently, I stopped writing for myself and lost my intentions. [...]