12th July 2014

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Hirschhorn, le Japon et Van Gogh
Van Gogh Indoor Altar
Thomas Hirschhorn
Van Gogh Foundation in Arles, 2014 (© Guy Boyer).
 “Une surprenante installation de Thomas Hirschhorn met en scène une Japonaise imaginaire qui s’intéresserait à Van Gogh de manière obsessionnelle. Dans son appartement, textes et reproductions de tableaux s’entremêlent entre fiction (les projets de la jeune fille) et réalité (les extraits de lettres de Van Gogh et les commentaires de critiques d’art).”

Hirschhorn, le Japon et Van Gogh

Van Gogh Indoor Altar

Thomas Hirschhorn

Van Gogh Foundation in Arles, 2014 (© Guy Boyer).


“Une surprenante installation de Thomas Hirschhorn met en scène une Japonaise imaginaire qui s’intéresserait à Van Gogh de manière obsessionnelle. Dans son appartement, textes et reproductions de tableaux s’entremêlent entre fiction (les projets de la jeune fille) et réalité (les extraits de lettres de Van Gogh et les commentaires de critiques d’art).”

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12th July 2014

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Also, it is very important to me that the gallery space is not simply a white cube-after all, who can afford empty white spaces? I don’t want any white spaces! This luxury, I realized, is no longer something merely expensive; it is something that doesn’t exist. These empty white spaces rarify objects to intimidate the viewer.

Thomas Hirschhorn

An Interview with Thomas Hirschhorn

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh

October (Vol. 113 Summer 2005 )

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10th July 2014

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View of Arles with Irises in the Foreground (1888)
Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

View of Arles with Irises in the Foreground (1888)

Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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10th July 2014

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I’ve just come back from a day at Montmajour, and my friend the second lieutenant kept me company. So the two of us explored the old garden and we stole some excellent figs there. If it had been bigger it would have made you think of Zola’s Paradou, tall reeds, grape vines, ivy, fig trees, olive trees, pomegranate trees with fat flowers of the brightest orange, hundred-year-old cypresses, ash trees and willows, rock oaks. Half-demolished staircases, ruined Gothic windows, clumps of white rock covered in lichen, and pieces of collapsed wall scattered here and there in the undergrowth; I brought back another large drawing of it. Not of the garden, though.

Vincent van Gogh

Extract from Letter 638 Br. 1990: 642 | CL: 506 From: Vincent van Gogh To: Theo van Gogh. Date: Arles, Monday, 9 or Tuesday, 10 July 1888

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10th July 2014

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masterpiecedaily:

Albrecht Durer
Iris
1503

masterpiecedaily:

Albrecht Durer

Iris

1503

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10th July 2014

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Again, we’d follow the great Rhone awhile,
Adown whose banks the cities brave defile,
And dip their lips and drink, with dance and song.
Stately is the Rhone’s march, and very strong;
But even he must bend at Avignon
His haughty head to Notre Dame des Dom.

Frédéric Mistral

from Canto III, ‘The Cocooning’ in Mirèio

Transl. by Harriet W. Preston (1885)

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10th July 2014

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Cévennes
"As far as I have gone, I have never seen a river of so changeful and delicate a hue"
Robert Louis Stevenson, from the chapter ‘Across the Lozère’ in Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

Cévennes

"As far as I have gone, I have never seen a river of so changeful and delicate a hue"

Robert Louis Stevenson, from the chapter ‘Across the Lozère’ in Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

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10th July 2014

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From what dream to what dream do we
Awake when the first bird stirs to declare
Its glimmering dream of the golden air,
Of green and of dapple?—till finally,
From the twilight spruce thicket, darkening and far,
A thrush, sanctifying the hour, will utter
The glory of diminution.
— Robert Penn Warren, from “Dream of a Dream,” in “II. Speculative” of Now and Then: Poems 1976-1978 (Random House, 1978)

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10th July 2014

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robertweinraub:

Noir by collinmcadoo on Flickr.

robertweinraub:

Noir by collinmcadoo on Flickr.

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10th July 2014

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Everyone understands the grief that comes with death
but true grief is not present in the spirit.
It isn’t in the air or in our lives
or in these terraces full of smoke.
True grief that keeps things awake
is a small infinite burn
in the innocent eyes of other systems.

Blind Panorama of New York (extract)

Federico García Lorca

translated by Pablo Medina and Mark Statman

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