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Ronaldo Lemos anuncia que:
A Fundação Mozilla fará o lançamento amanhã, dia 18 de março, às 16h, do projeto Mozilla Drumbeat. O diretor executivo da Fundação Mozilla, Mark Surman, estará presente no lançamento, realizado em conjunto com Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade. O Mozilla Drumbeat está construindo uma rede global de empreendedores, apoiando projetos para promover uma Internet mais aberta e participativa. Mais informações aqui e aqui. Para participar, basta enviar um e-mail confirmando com Bruno Magrani (bmagrani@mozilla.com)


Deus Curador

Simplesmente a melhor sacada sobre a vastamente discutida atividade curatorial. Encontrado na sessão de notas do livro “On Belief” de Slavoj Zizek:

In the contemporary art enterprise, the curator seems to play a role uncannily similar to that of Christ: is he not also a kind of “vanishing mediator” between the Artist-Creator (“God”) and the community of the public (“believers”)? This new role of the curator in the last decades hinges on two interconnected processes. On the one hand, works of art themselves have lost their innocence: an artist no longer just spontaneously creates and leaves to the other the interpretation of what he does – the reference to the future (theoretical) interpretation is already part of his immediate artistic production, so that the temporal loop is closed, and the author’s work is a kind of preemptive strike, dialoguing with, responding in advance to, its future imagined interpretations. These potential interpretations are embodied in the figure of the Curator; he is the transferential subject for the artists themselves – he does not simply collect preexisting works, these works are already created with the Curator in view, their ideal interpreter (more and more, he even directly solicits or employs artists to execute his vision). On the other hand, it is a fact that, at today’s large exhibitions, the broad public no longer has the time to “slow down” and really immerse itself in the vast collection of works – the problem here is not so much that they do not get what is going on, that they need some explanation, but that today’s artworks can no longer be directly experienced with the intensity that bears witness to a strong impact of the work itself. So, for this broad public, the Curator is not so much the interpreter as the ideal passive viewer who was still able to “slow down,” to take time and experience all the works as a passive viewer. The public then plays the intellectually well-versed spectators who, while having neither the time nor the ability to fully immerse themselves into the proper passive experience of the work, exchange witty quasi-theoretical remarks or opinions, leaving the direct experience of the work to the Curator as the Subject Supposed to Experience the work of art.


Cantemos Juntos:

"I will not make any more boring art" (por John Baldessari)