Thursday, May 04, 2006

Don Quixote

An older story from the BBC, but still a hopeful one.

"At the end of 12-hour shifts in the city's sprawling Nezahualcoyotl district, (policemen in Mexico City) hand in their weapons and face a new challenge: reading Don Quixote, the classic 17th-century novel by Miguel de Cervantes."

Proof that great literature (like great art) speaks to everyone, regardless of time, place or situation.

Yang Fudong

Just read an interesting article in the Guardian on the Chinese video installation artist Yang Fudong. Reviewer Adrian Searle says, "Like our own journeys, the constant peregrinations in Yang's works are without arrival. They are marked by urgency and detour, waiting and emptiness. Rather than a story, his art is about a condition, an atmosphere, the unsolvable riddle and the inexplicable. In this way, his work is true to life. And true also to the way we sift our memories, recollecting, glossing and jumbling things together."

If you're lucky enough to be in London before June 9, you can see Yang's installation at the Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art. If not, you can have a look at more of his work here.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...