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Karen Kurczynski—Jorn on Functionalism as Totalitarian

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn p. 34—on "collective creativity" and the "open work" Given the context of Jorn's extra-painterly concerns in the early 1940s, the idea of openness implicit in the indeterminate compositional process also takes on social and political dimensions. Openness to the new would become one of Jorn's central artistic themes. He argues in Held og Hasard that curiosity about the new and unknown is the beginning of all aesthetic activity. Is this orientation ...
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Karen Kurczynski—Jorn on Human Potential

Karen Kurczynski The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn:The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up (2014) He [Jorn] believed that expression is a basic human potential that the institutions of art actually deny ordinary people by turning it into the specialty of a few heroic geniuses. (8) What "institutions of art" "deny" to "ordinary people" is NOT their potential, but rather recognition and resources . If Sunday Painters believe they are entitled to those things simply for being human, then they deserve...
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Karen Kurczynski—Jorn: Critique Is Secondary, Creation Is Primary

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn ...the Lettrists stated in 1953, "Oblivion (l'oubli) is our dominant passion." The original term "oubli" signifies at once forgetting, intoxication, and anonymity. (165) p. 183—excerpt from Jorn What one expresses through destruction is critique. Critique is a secondary reaction to something primary which already exists. What one expresses through artistic creation is joy of life. Art is primary action in relation to the unknown. The French have b...
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Karen Kurczynski—Jorn on Abstraction and Inhumanity

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn ...this renewed interest in painting [in the 1950s] had an important social function as a profound rejection of what critics perceived as the threatening aspects of the spread of mass-media technologies mostly experienced on a screen. (196) ...cultural critics who contrasted the material specificity of painting as the ultimate medium of sensory engagement to the alienating effects of the mass media, despite the media's own claims to collapse dista...
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Karen Kurczynski—Jorn's Distrust of Photography

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn ...distrust of the prefabricated image in fact led him [Jorn] at first to dismiss—shortsightedly—the artistic and critical potential of photography. Jorn writes that excessive faith in the progress and objectivity of science leads to the view that photography is the best art form, because it is the most objective and realistic. But there is no objective reality even in science, he argues, since it is always tied to the needs and interests of those...
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Karen Kurczynski—Jorn's Critique of Functionalism

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn Jorn argues, "It is a basic weakness of Functionalism that it cannot tolerate the idea of freely creative art." In its worst iterations, Functionalism tended to celebrate standardization and technology for their own sake, imposing its aesthetic on people in a way reminiscent of the classicism it initially opposed. It became the classicism of the machine age. Just as in classical architecture, Functionalism's claims to the democratic ideals of open...
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Karen Kurczynski—Jorn's Artistic Reality

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn p. 201—quoting directly a "somewhat humorous" passage of Jorn's: What an artwork represents is quite insignificant. What the artist believes it represents is also insignificant. The effect the artist wanted to achieve is itself without interest. What the observer believes he sees in the artwork is in itself insignificant. The only thing that means something is the objective and real effect the art has exercised on the observer. That is the artisti...
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"'Damsel in Distress' is an homage to Joni Mitchell in some ways, particularly the structure."

"My husband and I now live in Laurel Canyon. I wasn’t that familiar with Joni’s music but Jörn became obsessed and took me on a journey into her music. We ended up hanging out with her and I get now why she’s one of the greats. So it’s part Laurel Canyon, part a song about a personal relationship that I’m trying to come to terms with, but mostly my Mitchell virginity being broken."Said Rufus Wainwright, quoted in (Pitchfork).Here's the song:I got there via my son John's Facebook post, where so...
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Mumford -- Art and Technics (ivb)

If the acronym STEM once found merely prosaic use, it now by its mere existence and invocation encapsulates quite neatly the territory which the objective has pillaged from the non-objective. STEM encompasses the most lucrative professions and growthiest growth industries, and also demands the most rigorous academic and technical skills. It experiences shortages of qualified (home-grown) workers, and it is also too white and too male for its own good. For all of these reasons and more, STEM Matt...
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Design platform provider Framer attracts $24 mln Series B

Amsterdam-based Framer, a provider of an interactive design platform, has secured $24 million in Series B funding. Atomico led the round. PRESS RELEASE November 12, 2018 – Amsterdam – Framer, the Amsterdam-based startup behind the world’s leading interactive design platform Framer X, today announced a $24M Series B investment, led by Atomico. This latest investment will be used to continue building out the only platform that designers and product teams will ever need to build digital products fr...
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RACE REPORT: Sultans of Sprint Race 3 – Glemseck 101

 Written by Andrew Jones The Glemseck 101 event in Germany’s Leonberg describes itself as a motorcycle ‘happening’. Now while that may conjure up images of naked, badly painted hippies dancing to experimental synthesiser music, the last 10 years have proven it to be a lot more interesting than the moniker may suggest. Hell, it’s probably running neck and neck with Wheels & Waves to be the best motorcycle show in the whole world. So what could they do to up their game even more? How about h...
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Free (Kindle) Jorn by R. M. Dorn [Sci-Fantasy Magical Future Coming of Age Quest]

Jorn by R. M. Dorn is the 2nd novel in the Power of Nine series of sci-fantasy coming of age adventures set in a post-apocalyptic galactic future with magic, this one starring a boy from another realm training his unusual abilities in order to thwart an alien mage seeking the Tools of Power which will devastate the Earth, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour's Venture imprint. This is one of their original publications by a newer author. Currently free @ Amazon (available to...
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The Name of Benicio del Toro’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Character Explained

Yesterday, Star Wars fans flocked to all sorts of retailers to get their hands on the first merchandise from Star Wars: The Last Jedi for the Force Friday II celebration across the world. We featured a whole list of the coolest toys you could get in stores yesterday, and one of those toys has revealed an interesting detail about a certain character who has been shrouded in secrecy. Benicio del Toro has been said to play a character referred to as “DJ” by director Rian Johnson and the crew. Howe...
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The Coolest ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Items You Can Buy on Force Friday II

Tonight at midnight will officially begin the onslaught of Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise that is Force Friday II. The retail celebration brings the first toys, books, games, clothes, lunchboxes and more that are tied to the upcoming sci-fi sequel from director Rian Johnson. With so many items coming to shelves, we wanted to highlight some of the coolest stuff you’ll be able to get your hands on. Just so you know, director Rian Johnson has said that he doesn’t think any of the toys being ...
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Gotcha Covered: “Running Up That Hill”

Kate Bush occupies this odd Trans-Atlantic space between cult figure and pop star. It makes sense that she's had a long, varied, widely analyzed, and deeply studied career, and it also makes sense that she found an ideal space in the Top Of The Pops/MTV '80s to amplify her own singular voice with a visual … More »
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PE-backed Meltwater acquires Oxford University spin-out Wrapidity

Meltwater has acquired UK-based Wrapidity, an artificial intelligence spin-out from Oxford University. No financial terms were disclosed. Meltwater is backed by Vector Capital and Silicon Valley Bank. PRESS RELEASE Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence, is excited to announce the acquisition of Wrapidity Limited, an artificial intelligence (AI) spinout from Oxford University using breakthrough technology to automate data extraction from content on the web. Wrapidity’s underlying techn...
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Cannes 2016 Shingerview: Jorn Socquet, Anheuser-Busch InBev

"Data is very important for a multitude of reasons. It needs to validate, or at least give you some confidence, that what you are doing is the right thing before you actually do it." At the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this week, Jorn Socquet, VP U.S. Marketing, Anheuser-Busch InBev, joined me on camera to kick off the Cannes 2016 Shingerview series. I was excited to talk to him as AB InBev just announced the temporary rebrand of Budweiser. From the summer until Election Day in November,...
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Director Jörn Haagen Warms the Heart with “KFC Stories: New Kid” Created By GRIP Canada

Assembly director Jörn Haagen collaborates with Toronto-based agency Grip Limited to create a moving portrait that celebrates the special moments shared by people enjoying Kentucky Fried Chicken.Jörn Haagen effortlessly tugs the heartstrings of the viewer with the two-minute film “New Kid.” The narrative spot features a family new to the neighborhood, and follows a little boy as he adventures to find his place in the community through hockey. Haagen’s beautifully shot visuals exude a quiet grav...
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UPDATE 1-Valeant reiterates key executive resigned for personal reasons

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said Executive Vice President Deb Jorn had not been asked to leave, in response to investor queries, a day after the company said she had resigned for personal reasons. Jorn oversaw the Canadian drugmaker's U.S. dermatology business, which had ties with Philidor Rx Services, a specialty pharmacy that used aggressive tactics to increase insurer reimbursement, mostly for dermatology drugs.
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