Of course I couldn’t let this birthday go unmentioned and – together with my warm thanks (GRAZIE! BEDANKT!) to the 57 followers and 5.263 visitors so far – what a better way to do it than by addressing (shortly: more will follow soon) the (possible) relations between art and sociology or (political) communication, that is: addressing the subject areas I’m daily working on both within and without the UvA. Please have a look at:
Natalya Pershina-Yakimanskaya’s Wings of Migrants, a video installation realized in collaboration with Olga Sezneva, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the UvA, currently on view at the Akinci gallery in Amsterdam.
Artists for Obama 2012, an initiative of several distinguished American artists (Chuck Close, Frank Gehry, Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra to name some of the best-known) to aid Obama’s campaign for re-election. Here below Chris Burden‘s poetic screenprint Married (from Artists for Obama 2012 website).