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Arturo Prins Ghosts, spells and betrayals Amanauz: the physiognomy of the past.

Arturo Prins Ghosts, spells and betrayals – Amanauz: the physiognomy of the past

Prins, restless, travels to Europe chewing on an elusive luck. It can be said that even under a state of profound intellectual frustration, any new architect – at that time and perhaps
in any other –, I would have done the same. Under the shell of that fantastic dream she undertakes an unparalleled task: to cover his fatal confusion with academic knowledge.

William Blake - The Spiritual Encounters of English Modernism - Perceiving the Invisible Tiger

William Blake – The spiritual encounters of English modernism – Perceiving the invisible tiger

William Blake returns to Michelangelo, to his mannerist expression, to disproportion and to the intellect in mental struggle with the passions. His drawings become infernal and symbolic; desperate, an intensity that could scare anyone unsuspecting, although not Johann Füssli, a pre-romantic painter from whom he learned the arts of drawing and a dreamlike expressiveness of enormous complexity and above all, out of time for his time.

Bruno Latour: The Cuban Lukács invention: life as a primary complex

Bruno Latour – The Cuban invention. Lukács: life as a primary complex

Designing an object is also redesigning education itself, social life and particularly a way of thinking and solving problems in everyday life. It is no longer about the inexplicable object in the hands of the scientist but rather a new social staging of ancient forms of intellection on earth.

Piet Mondrián - The assentient object; theosophical geometry

Piet Mondrián – The assentient object; theosophical geometry

From 1914 onwards, Mondrián assumed himself definitively abstract. But during his second stay in Paris – between 1921 and 1930 – he established a different field of restrictions: through an even more precise and instrumental geometry he investigated structures whose fidelity could relate the fundamental opposites that Steiner rehearsed: inert matter versus restless spirit. .

Roald Dahl - Rewriting Childhood - Maupassant and Public Morality

Roald Dahl – Rewriting childhood – Maupassant and public morality

Customs, ultimately the model where society distinguishes its own limits and scope, are not a matter of art. Much less should they include their virtue. Art does not correct any morals. Neither is honest nor fair; He points out his speech as a circumlocution, a space to present the underside of things, the connections and circuits that are definitively hidden under the opacity of what society prohibits but sneakily allows.

Hayao Miyazaki - Mono no aware: Transit and finitude of beauty

Hayao Miyazaki – Mono no aware: Transit and finitude of beauty

Miyazaki seems to paint his projects like XNUMXth century prints: he becomes an engraver, a colorist and a printer at the same time. That's why he gets annoyed; perhaps he is moved by the transitory detail of gestures, circumstantial behaviors and body movements in perpetual change. Impermanence finally pushes the transience of his drawings: by becoming a film, nothing can ever be corrected; neither die.

Pablo Katchadjian - Messianic Chronicles

Pablo Katchadjian – Messianic Chronicles – Peter Sloterdijk and breeding incubators

Katchadjian's spiritual tales seem to show the specific moment where an archaic community, barely motivated by spontaneous ways and techniques based on necessity, becomes a culture of power. In the end, it is a narrow temporal space, a kind of funnel where spiritual submission, of a generous and naive nature, connects the peculiar nature of feelings with the mastery of intellectual gifts.

Varvara Stepanova - Superheroine, of materialistic progress. The moral objects of Soviet life

Varvara Stepanova – Superheroine, of materialistic progress. The moral objects of Soviet life

Bolshevik society actively educates its artists: while Alexei Gan is involved with the Moscow Food Workers Union, Varvara Stepanova produces designs for the costumes of the so-called "technical trades", finally, an accessible and functional art at the revolution; fundamentally anti-bourgeois and eminently utilitarian. And this is her direct contribution to the Bolshevik revolution: How to dress Soviet society?

Pasolini, Saló and the Political Theorem: "God is scandal"

Pasolini, Saló and the Political Theorem: "God is the scandal"

Even though at first the church reads Pasolini's film politically, after a short time it retraces its steps to cancel it: it considers it immoral; abject The thesis on contemporary sacrifice –the replacement of God by new deities such as consumption, comfort and corruption– simply establishes an intolerant political and theological provocation.

George Orwell - Mechanics of Future History: Utopia as a Form of Evil

George Orwell – Mechanics of Future History: Utopia as a Form of Evil

The viewer is unaware that what is real, —what we call reality— is not something necessarily solid since there is no objective truth to address it. Subjectivity, experience and point of view produce a disagreement, an out of focus that makes it almost impossible to coordinate a single perspective.

César Aira The happy writing The endless experience

César Aira – The happy writing The endless experience

Aira's stories can be read as plots under logical events—and even caveats—rather than the consummate fantasies of an imaginative writer. It is considered a kind of surrealist: his narrative, supported without juggling by his friendly unconscious, maintains the classical and technical form that pushed that historical period: it is himself that he seeks to expel from reality first.

Steven Spielberg - Didactics of corruption The enemies of social progress

Steven Spielberg – Didactics of corruption The enemies of social progress

Evil, as we know it, is the ethical and moral capacity to maliciously cause harm. In his films, Spielberg teaches it in a concerted and animal way, although in the contest of nature, such a thing does not exist as a purpose. While a shark tears a woman to pieces in the sea, the mayor of the spa forces the episode to be hidden to favor the long-awaited start of the season.