Intention – Meets – Action

Three Hundred Years Typewriter

 

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In 1714 Queen Anne of England approved the patent of an early typewriter design to inventor Henry Mill. The typewriter was a breakthrough three hundred years ago, followed by the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer…

Potatoes for Prussia

 

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  • The Grave of Fredric the Great in Potsdam
  • Potato blossoms were a fashion in Europe before their crops were discovered as eatables
  • "Fhe King everywhere" by Robert Warthmüller, Frederick the Great of Prussia examines the potato harvest
  • Vincent van Gogh, The Potato eaters, 1895. Potatoes as a motive were used by artists to illustrate the life standards pf the poor
  • Potato Lasagne

Potatoes are very often stereotyped as an alter ego of German identity. Klischees on other cultures, their dressing style, their eating and drinking habbits, are a very common phenomina.

Occupy Gezi Park

The occupation just began. Gezi Park seems to get the nucleus for the disagreements on the new symbolism of the Inner city. Taksim square was planned in the spirit of the modernism of the 1930ths with it’s emphasize of public places for recreation in the cities.

Binary Furniture by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell

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Inspired by pallets of obsolete computers and electronics that were collecting dust in a local warehouse. The table structure is made from the metal from computer towers that are riveted together and bent to the proper form.

ARK/Istanbul – Biennial Sarajevo

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  • Remind Us of Our Futuristic Past
  • D-0 Ark Underground
  • Miroslaw Balka - Carrying the Rainbow
  • Communication Center in the Bunker
  • Corridor
  • Villu Jaanisoo - Fog is a Cloud that is Related to the Land, 2011
  • Wolfgang Thaler 2011
  • Exit
  • Renata Poljak - Staging Actors / Staging Beliefs 2011/2012
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  • Karsten Konrad 2011

The Project Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground takes place for the second time in Konjic, a small Bosnian town not far from Sarajevo, in a Atomic shelter named ARK, codename Istanbul, which Yugoslav army built between 1953 and 1979.