Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Pierrot in Love

Pierrot in Love, 2020
Wood, plywood, clay, acrylic, marble 
143 x 45 x 60 cm 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Die Seiltänzer

Sie gehen über den gespannten Seilen
Und schwanken manchmal fast, als wenn sie fallen.
Und ihre Hände schweben über allen,
Die flatternd in dem leeren Raum verweilen.
Das Haus ist übervoll von tausend Köpfen,
Die wachsen aus den Gurgeln steil, und starren
Wo oben hoch die dünnen Seile knarren.
Und Stille hört man langsam tröpfeln.
Wesenlos, seltsam, wie sie sich verrenken
Und ihre großen Drachenschirme schwingen,
Und dünner Beifall klappert auf den Bänken.

     Georg Heym

Saturday, March 21, 2020

On Negative Capability: Letter to George and Tom Keats, 21, 27 December 1817

Hampstead Sunday
22 December 1818

My dear Brothers
I must crave your pardon for not having written ere this [ . . . ] [T]he excellence of every Art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeables evaporate, from their being in close relationship with Beauty & Truth—Examine King Lear & you will find this exemplified throughout; but in this picture we have unpleasantness without any momentous depth of speculation excited, in which to bury its repulsiveness—The picture is larger than Christ rejected—I dined with Haydon the sunday after you left, & had a very pleasant day, I dined too (for I have been out too much lately) with Horace Smith & met his two brothers with Hill & Kingston & one Du Bois, they only served to convince me, how superior humour is to wit in respect to enjoyment—These men say things which make one start, without making one feel, they are all alike; their manners are alike; they all know fashionables; they have a mannerism in their very eating & drinking, in their mere handling a Decanter—They talked of Kean & his low company—Would I were with that company instead of yours said I to myself! I know such like acquaintance will never do for me & yet I am going to Reynolds, on wednesday—Brown & Dilke walked with me & back from the Christmas pantomime.  I had not a dispute but a disquisition with Dilke, on various subjects; several things dovetailed in my mind, & at once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement especially in Literature & which Shakespeare possessed so enormously—I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason—Coleridge, for instance, would let go by a fine isolated verisimilitude caught from the Penetralium of mystery, from being incapable of remaining content with half knowledge. This pursued through Volumes would perhaps take us no further than this, that with a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.

John Keats 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Izis, Grock,Toulon,1954 
#izis #grock #clown #toulon #circus #performer #izisbidermanas #laterlife#backstage

Laughing Clowns

Laughing Clowns

Κωστής ΒελώνηςΑδεξιότητα και νεωτερικότητα  (We Are All Clowns)
Clumsiness and Modernity (We Are All Clowns) Course 
ΑΣΚΤ -Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) Winter/Spring Semester 
Αμφιθέατρο νέας βιβλιοθήκης,  Πειραιώς 256

Βιβλιογραφία, σημειώσεις
Bibliography / REF/ Works Cited / Films / Performances 

AdornoTheodor, Αισθητική Θεωρία, μτφρ. Αναγνώστου, Λευτέρης, Αθήνα :  Αλεξάνδρεια, 1989 

AdornoTheodor, “Τζαζ η Αιώνια Μόδα” στο Αντόρνο, Λόβενταλ, Μαρκούζε, Χορκχάιμερ, Τέχνη και μαζική κουλτούρα, επιλογή κειμένων, μτφρ. Ζήσης Σαρίκας, Αθήνα : Ύψιλον 1984 


Berne, Betsy, Studio: Cindy Sherman ( interview) Tate Magazine,  issue 5.

Bishop, Lloyd,  Michaux's "Clown", The French Review, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Dec., 1962), pp. 152-157 
Coulson, Shea, Funnier than Unhappiness: Adorno and the Art of Laughter, New German Critique, No. 100, Arendt, Adorno, New York, and Los Angeles (Winter, 2007), pp. 141-163 https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/27669190.pdf?seq=1
DiderotΑνηψιός του Ραμώ, (Le Neveu de Rameau, 1891)
  μτφρ. Γεωργίου Νάγια, Αθήνα : Καστανιώτης, 2002
Drusi, Ricardo, Commedia dell'arte in context  (Proof), Popular Traditions, Carnival, Dance, 2018

Fédida, Pierre, Des bienfaits de la dépression, éloge de la psychothérapie, Paris, Odile Jacob, 2001

Grotjahn, Martin, Beyond Laughter, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1957

FreudSigmund,  Το ευφυολόγημα και η σχέση του με το ασυνείδητο / Το Χιούμορ, μτφρ. ΣιπητάνουΛίναΣαγκριώτηςΓιώργος,  Αθήνα :  Πλεθρον,  2009. 

Handelman, Don"The Ritual-Clown: Attributes and Affinities," Anthropos 76 (1981): 321370.
Handelman, Don, Clowns

Hall, Mordaunt THE SCREEN; The Clown's Revenge  Nov. 10, 1924



Hood, Amy,  Poe-Inspired Prints by Ensor Join Research Institute’s Collection

HugoVictor, Ο άνθρωπος που γελά ( L'Homme qui rit, 1869 ),  μτφρ, Ντορέτα  Πεππα, Αθήνα : σύγχρονη εποχή, 2013

Kosik Κarel,  Η κρίση της νεωτερικότητας,   μτφρ. Γκόρτσος  ΝάσοςΑθήνα :Ψυχογιός, 2003

Murphy, Peter F., Living by His Wits: The Buffoon and Male Survival,  Signs , Vol. 31, No. 4 (Summer 2006), pp. 1125-1142 

Merchant,  MoelwynΗ ΚωμωδίαμτφρΑριστέα Παρίση  Αθήνα : Ερμης, 1972

Newby, Richard, Joker,' 'The Man Who Laughs' and the Birth of a Villain,  Hollywood reporter ,OCT. 3 , 2019 

Περούλης, Κώστας. Τρελός, Μπουφόνος, Κλόουν:Πρόδρομοι, σχηματισμοί της Λογοτεχνίας και του υποκειμένου της Νεωτερικότητας. Το Παράδειγμα των ShakespeareDiderot και Beckett
Poe, Edgar Allan, "Ο σαλταπήδας", Αλλόκοτες ιστορίες, μτφρ.
Πολίτης Κοσμάς, Αθήνα :εντροπία, 1995 

Poe, Edgar Allan, Hop –Frog  (1849)
Ross, Christine The Aesthetics of Disengagement Contemporary Art and Depression Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006 

Roudinesco, Elisabeth,: Pierre Fédida, Des bienfaits de la dépression, éloge de la psychothérapie, JEP, n.14 , Winter -spring  2002

Simon, Joan, Breaking the Silence : an interview with Bruce Nauman, Sept. 1, 1998 

Willeford, William, The Fool and His Sceptre. London : Edward Arnold, 1969.

Wolfgang M. Zucker's "The Clown as the Lord of Disorder," in Holy Laughter, edited by M. Conrad Hyers (New York, 1969)

 Films /Performances 

(-!-) Bozo the Clown, Frank Avruch

McDonald's Commercials 1960's Collection


Bruce Nauman - Clown torture ,1984


Clown Torture - Bruce Nauman, 1987


Clown Torture - Bruce Nauman, 1987


Bruce Nauman - Six Sound Problems / Clown Torture


Cindy Sherman, "Why are they a clown?"


The Man Who Laughs  dir. By Paul Leni (1928)

The Freaks, dir.by Tod Browning  (1932)
He Who Gets Slapped,  dir. by Victor Sjöström (1924) 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Acrobat

The Acrobat, 2020
Oil, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
150 x 150 cm 

All of Them Witches

The exhibition arose from a conversation Dan and Laurie have been having for years about their shared affinity for a certain kind of art to which they're drawn to, can’t quite name, but recognize when they see it. Artworks and artists that share an affinity with what they thought of as a “witchy” sensibility, using the iconography of the supernatural, occult, and witchcraft to channel ideas about power, the body, and gender.

“In a time of constant historical and thematic artistic rediscoveries, we present a breadcrumb trail that already exists—a shared language across generations of artists who share in a knowledge of, and taste for, a bit of cauldron and a touch of darkness.” -Dan Nadel and Laurie Simmons 

The artists participating in ALL OF THEM WITCHES are:

Gertrude Abercrombie,Tunji Adeniyi-Jones,Janine Antoni,Auste,Sylvie Auvray,Heather Benjamin,Ellen Berkenblit,Judith Bernstein,Amy Bessone,Alison Blickle,Sascha Braunig,Melissa Brown,Cameron,Ellen Carey
Sarah Charlesworth,Judy Chicago,Colette,Nikki de Saint Phalle,Georganne Deen,Jimmy DeSana,Trenton Doyle Hancock,Renate Druks,Hayden Dunham,Celeste Dupuy Spencer,Rachel Feinstein,Audrey Flack,Sylvie Fleury
Anna Gaskell,Tamara Gonzales,Trulee Hall,Allison Janae Hamilton,Lyle Ashton Harris,Judy Hudson,Marguerite Humeau,Cameron Jamie,Jane Kaplowitz,Caitlin Keough,Aline Kominsky-Crumb,Suzy Lake,Greer Lankton
Judith Linhares,Michael Mahalchick,Guadalupe Maravilla,Juanita McNeely,Ana Mendieta,Marilyn Minter,Shana Moulton,Jill Mulleady,Willa Nasatir,Shirin Neshat,Bea Nettles,Niagara,Kayode Ojo,Breyer P-Orridge,Maia Cruz Palileo,Ariana Papademetropoulos,Kembra Pfahler,Keisha Scarville,Carolee Schneeman,Michelle Segre,Cindy Sherman,Hollis Sigler,Xaviera Simmons,Jack Smith,Kiki Smith,Nancy Spero,Francine Spiegel,Robert Therrien
John Torreano,Deborah Turbeville,Andra Ursuta,Marnie Weber,Matthew WeinsteinKaren Yasinsky
Lisa Yuskavage

ALL OF THEM WITCHES, organized by Dan Nadel and Laurie Simmons
February 8–April 11, 2020. 925 North Orange Drive, Los Angeles

Friday, March 6, 2020

Η μορφή ακολουθεί τη λίμπιντο : Το οδοντοφόρο αιδοίο και η πατροκτονία

Η μορφή ακολουθεί τη λίμπιντο : Το οδοντοφόρο αιδοίο και η πατροκτονία  

Βιβλιογραφία /Bibliography 
REF/ Works Cited / films

Didi-Huberman, Georges The Order of Material: Plasticities, malaises, survivals (Matlock, J, Trans.), in: Taylor, B, (ed.): Sculpture And Psychoanalysis, Routledge, 2016  

Didi-Huberman, Georges, Die Ordung des Materials. Plastizitat, Unbehagen, Nachleben,  στο Vortrage aus dem Warburg-Haus, III, Berlin : Akademie Verlag, 1999.
Briony, Fer, Objects beyond Objecthood, Oxford Art Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, Louise Bourgeois (1999), pp. 27-36. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1360633
Lucy R. Lippard, Eccentric Abstraction (Fishbach Gallery: New York, 1966); reprinted in Art International, vol. 10, 20 November 1966 
Lurie, Susan, The Construction of the "Castrated Woman" in Psychoanalysis and Cinema, DiscourseVol. 4 (Winter, 1981-2), pp. 52-74
GreenAndré, Η ιδιωτική τρέλα, ψυχανάλυση των οριακών περιπτώσεων μτφρ. Λογαρίδη Θάλεια,  επιμ. Συνοδινού Κλαίρη, Μητροσύλης Σπύρος, Αθήνα : Καστανιώτη, 2002

ButlerJudith,  Σώματα με σημασία , μτφρ. Παναγία  Μαρκέτου, επιμ. Αθηνά Αθανασίου Αθηνα :Εκδοσεις  Εκκρεμές, 2008  

 Koehler, Sezin  Pussy Bites Back: Vagina Dentata Myths From Around the World

Hancock, Caroline,. Medusa in Ecstasy in Lynda Benglis. Edited by Franck Gautherot, Caroline Hancock, Seungduk Kim: Franck Gautherot , Dijon : Presses du réel, 2009.
Mignon, Nixon,Eating Words, Oxford Art Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, (1999), pp. 57-70
 CixousHelene.  Το γέλιο της Μέδουσας, μτφρ. Γωγώ Κατσούλη, Τζένη Κουντούρη Τσιάμη, Ειρήνη Σπανοπούλου, επιμ.-εισ. Δήμητρα Γεωργιάδου, Αθήνα : Τοποβόρος, 2018.

CreedBarbara,  To τερατώδες- θηλυκό, στο  CixousHelene Το γέλιο της Μέδουσαςμτφρ. Γωγώ Κατσούλη, Τζένη Κουντούρη Τσιάμη, Ειρήνη Σπανοπούλου, επιμ.-εισ. Δήμητρα Γεωργιάδου, Αθήνα : Τοποβόρος, 2018.

Clair, Jean, Meduse. Contribution a une anthropologie des arts du visuel,  Paris: Editions Gallimard,  1989.

PlathSylvia, Αριελ (1966) ,μτφρ. Ηλιοπούλου, Ελένη, Ηλιοπούλου, Κατερίνα, Αθήνα : Μελάνι, 2012 

FreudSigmundΤο κεφάλι της Μέδουσας (1922),  στο Κείμενα για την ψυχοσεξουαλική ζωή , μτφρ.  Βασιλιάς, Ανδρέας, Αθήνα : Ανατολικός, 2018 

Κωστής Βελώνης, “Η γλυπτική της επιθυμίας”, Αυγή της Κυριακής, 31 Μαιου 2015 

Ana Cecilia Alvarez,  Bend it Like Benglis , The Critical Inquiry, 20 Oct. 2014 

Barthes, Roland, Μυθολογίες –Μάθημα,  μτφρΚαίτη Χατζηδήμου, Αθήνα: εκδ. Ράππα, 2007

Martyris, Nina, 'Luncheon In Fur': The Surrealist Teacup That Stirred The Art World, February 9, 2016

Kachur, Lewis, Displaying the Marvelous, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, and Surrealist Exhibition Installations Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2001)

JLaplanche & J.-BPontalis, Λεξιλόγιο της ψυχανάλυσης. Μτφρ. Β. Καψαμπέλης, Λ. Χαλκούση, Α. Σκουλήκα, Π. Αλούπης. ΑθήναΚέδρος, 1986.

Dali's Dream of Venus 1939 World's Fair
Schaffner Ingrid,  Salvador Dali`s Dream of Venus: The Surrealist Funhouse from the 1939 World`s Fair, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002 

Hamilton, John T. “The Luxury of Self-destruction: Flirting with Mimesis with Roger Caillois." Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction, a Poetics and Theory/ Comparative Literature Workshop, Draper Program, New York University, March 3, 2012. 
Eidelpes, Rosa ,  Roger Caillois’ Biology of Myth and the Myth of Biology, Anthropology & Materialism,  2 | 2014 .
Pollock Griselda,  "Feminism and Modernism," in Framing Feminism: Art and the Women's Movement, 19]0-1985. ed. Rozsika Parker and Pollock (London: Pandora, ,987).93. 
Middleman, Rachel (2013) Rethinking Vaginal Iconology with Hannah Wilke's Sculpture, Art Journal, 72:4, 34-45

Klein, Melanie. A contribution to the psychogenesis of manic-depressive states, International  Journal of Psychoanalysis, 16:145-174, 1935 

AbrahamNicolas & TorokMaria, Το χαμένο αντικείμενο –Εγώ. Σημειώσεις για την ενδοκρυπτική ταύτιση. Εκ των υστέρωντεύχος 15 (2007) 175-195    

Elisa Gomes, "MARIA – Don’t Forget I Come from the Tropics", 


Aliens, dir. By James Cameron (1986) - Trailer

Aliens 1986 Final Ellen Ripley vs Xenomorph Queen

The Brood, dir. by David Cronenberg, 1979

Teethdir. by Mitchell Lichtenstein, 2007

Αδεξιότητα και νεωτερικότητα  (We Are All Clowns)
Τέχνη στο συγκείμενο  ( Art in context )
ΑΣΚΤ -Εαρινό εξάμηνο
Αμφιθέατρο νέας βιβλιοθήκης,  Πειραιώς 256