“PinchukArtCentre announced 21 young artists nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010.
The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation is a major new international competition for artists up to 35 to discover and provide long-term support for a generation of emerging artists, wherever they may live and work [...] http://www.futuregenerationartprize.org/”
While skimming through the pages of a Hong Kong newspaper, our 2nd mayor and economy advisor, AlanLau Nirvana, has come upon this curious advertising graphic used by the Bank of China: a giant iridescent red RMB sign raising among a somehow recognizable urban skyline.
Advertising, like a voracious monster wolfing down cultural trends, couldn’t let this opportunity slip. Adapting RMB City concept to a more down-to-earth ethics, the advertisement utilizes an evidently popular image to communicate its message.
On the one hand, this means that RMB City has become a social familiar cultural product, immediately clear and recognizable (apparently people did make of this city THEIR CITY, too, as the manifesto goes).
Does on the other hand this mean that we are all going to share a substantial profit by this initiative, or are we so on doomed to follow the ups and downs of a volatile and capricious economy?
Temporarily leaving her smoggy ethereal office in the terraces of RMB City suburb, Master Q’s must have been here…signs of her passage are everywhere: a magical stardust spread on grey everyday life and diffusing new sparkles in the air…
…tiny miniature replicas of Chinese landscapes…fragile salt mountains and landscapes…made with love and carefulness…dissolving in the air and running like rivers through everyday objects and spaces…a hint of magical refreshing snow in a sultry Beijing summer…Thank you Master Q! Come back again.
Hoping this won’t disturb any believing souls, look whom I found in Facebook:
“Há sempre um copo de mar para um homem navegar”
29th Bienal de São Paulo
September 25 – December 12, 2010
Next Autumn RMB City will take part in the 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil.
“There is always a cup of sea to sail in” is the title of this year’s Biennale: a quotation from the Brazilian poet Jorge de Lima’s major work Invenção de Orfeu (1952). Exploring the inextricable interconnections between art and politics, the event aims at investigating the role of art in contemporary society and its constant power of reinventing new reality, or as Lima’s poem goes: “the power to sail on even without ships / even without waves and sand”.
What is this endless urge of poetry and art to express themselves in new forms? And what is their relation with politics and earthly contingencies?
RMB City and another approximately 160 artists from all around the world will disclose their positions from next September, so stay tuned for more information!
For more info see: http://www.fbsp.org.br/29_bienal-en.html