Archive for January, 2014
Inside the Paris apartment untouched for 70 years: Treasure trove finally revealed after owner locked up and fled at outbreak of WWII
Madame de Florian was a French socialite and actress who fled to the south of France during World War II.
Library of Babel 2- “Successive Totems and other Stories”
Rafet Arslan is questioning the relationship between a Totem as an item of eternity and icons, that got pseudo Totems of our daily life and consumerism. The Chanel-bottle, Car-brands and genderbased icons got Totems of a lifestyle, that is falsly confused with an eternity it doesn’t include.
They must have just left the Iraqi Embassy to East Germany (German Democratic Republic or GDR) with no notice at all. “We’re leaving. Pack your bags and get out!” They didn’t even bother to clear their desks. Almost 20 years later the telephones, rusty typewriters and telex machines still sit on desks, along with manuals and lists of phone numbers. There was even toilet paper still on a roll beside the smashed up cistern!
New anti-protest laws ban “face concealments,” leading protesters to deliberate disobey the law.
British artist James Reynolds recreates the last meal of prisoners before execution. So long as it’s nearby and under $40, you can get just about anything for your last meal.