Tuesday, May 26
“The aim of this work is to honor those who have died as respectfully as possible while making the growing abstract number visible and tangible,”. “This memorial is also a call to measure the true cost of war. It is time that we, as a nation, recognize not just our losses, but the losses we have caused.” “War memorials are usually constructed after the cessation of violence. Honoring those who have died on both sides of the battlefield while the battle continues to rage makes this work political. War is war. This installation is not about how and why we got into this situation, rather how and when we will get out of it.” “We need to start the grieving process now because it is painful and uncomfortable, and the the sooner we start acknowledging our culpability and responsibility, the sooner we will stop inflicting grief upon others.”We are all responsible. No more silence.
Monday, May 25
For his humanitarian efforts, Muhammad has been the recipient of countless awards. His recognitions include: • United Nations Messenger of Peace in 1998-2008, for his work with developing nations • Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, the United States of America's highest civil award • Amnesty International's Lifetime Achievement Award • Germany's 2005 Otto Hahn Peace Medal, for his involvement in the U.S. civil rights movement and the United Nations • International Ambassador of Jubilee 2000, a global organization dedicated to relieving debt in developing nations • State of Kentucky's "Kentuckian of the Century" • The Advertising Club of Louisville's "Louisvillian of the Century"I took it from his site and I remembered it while reading a post, Cathy at "Dare to Think" did for Remembering Day. She says that this should be "Educate Day". I believe that this post of hers is an elegy for peace. I have really loved this post. Thank you Cathy! Photography: I hope by the time she is my age the world will be a better place. War is part of human's nature it will never end but it's the exception, not the rule! Update: I did a search "Cassius Clay" - only in English and Portuguese languages - and was amazed that the amount of Brazilians sites is more numerous than in English. It seldom happens. Cassius Clay is very known in Brazil. I'm not sure how he is seen by Americans.
Friday, May 22
Wednesday, May 20
Tuesday, May 19
Monday, May 18
"The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age."What Patrick did was unite people in blogs, exchange informations and make the concept "caregiver" that is already known and has some institutions spread There is already the autism caregiving linked to CaregivinglyYours. This is an inspiration to talk about health problems. It's amazing how little is done and said about those who are not healthy. I want to thank and congratulate Patrick for this amazing work. If you know any good initiative, please let me know. These people must be recognized.
Saturday, May 16
Friday, May 15
"John Baldessari was born in National City, California. He attended San Diego State University and did post-graduate work at Otis Art Institute, Chouinard Art Institute and the University of California at Berkeley. He taught at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA from 1970 - 1988 and the University of California at Los Angeles from 1996 - 2007."
More about his biography at his official site.
About the artist:
"Throughout his career, John Baldessari has defied formalist categories by working in a variety of media—creating films, videotapes, prints, photographs, texts, drawings, and multiple combinations of these. In his use of media imagery, Baldessari is a pioneer “image appropriator,” and as such has had a profound impact on post-modern art production. Baldessari initially studied to be an art critic at the University of California, Berkeley during the mid 1950s, but growing dissatisfied with his studies, he turned to painting. Inspired by Dada and Surrealist literary and visual ideas, he began incorporating photographs, notes, texts, and fragments of conversation into his paintings. Baldessari remains fundamentally interested in de-mystifying artistic processes, and uses video to record his performances, which function as “deconstruction experiments.” –text courtesy of Video Data Bank."