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Teeter-Totter Wall: Design of the Year 2021. Is this Activism Art?

By Sybaris

Last week, Abel Cervantes wrote on this pages about the decline of public monuments and questioned if the design of public spaces in Mexico were actually social spaces. A couple of days ago (on January 21st), the Design Museum in London awarded Teeter-Totter Wall (2019) with the Design of the Year, one of the most prestigious design awards around the world. However, although this project has good intentions, is it really the best option one could imagine to protest against a wall that has been specifically designed to separate the people?

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Kim Ki-Duk: The Painter Becoming Filmmaker

By Sybaris

It isn’t a common place to say that Kim Ki-Duk (Chungyangmyeon, 1960 – Riga, 2020) was one of the most interesting, controversial, and singural filmmakers of our times. His particular treatment of the moving image reveals the deepness of his gaze, particularly in the way he looked the life both as an imagen and as complex narrative in which the most complex essences of the human being are hidden.

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2020: A new rise of Mobile and Digital Art and Market?

By Sybaris

Belive ir or not, art has always been related with technology. From Stonehenge to Tik Tok. Writer and historian Roman Gubern have said Lascaux Caves are the early depictios of virtual reality, and pinpoint the Pointillism technique as the direct reference of  pixels (Del bisonte a la realidad virtual. La escena y el laberinto, Anagrama, 1996). Even Werner Herzog have shown in his beautiful documentary the Cave of Forgotten Dreams how the Chauvet Caves are kind of a protocinema.  So then, why are we still so obssesed with digital technology?

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