Jerzy Grotowski, born1933 in Poland
He was a performer and shaman like Beuys.
His movements were based on cultural movement practices like yoga.
He dabbled with peyote saying it helped free his imagination and he made art instead of worrying about making art.
I felt weird reading that he had followers, ironically I was snapped out of taking most of it seriously after that. Maybe if they would have said he had super fans I would have felt differently.
IN GIRUM IMUS NOCTE ET CONSUMIMUR IGN
The title is a palindrome, you will find many different meanings.
How about this one "We go into the circle by night we are consumed by fire."
The exhibition is an exploration of "several approaches to curating that help us understand the choices implicit in forming and activating an art collection". Yep makes sense to me. All the works come from the museum's collection.
An entertaining exhibit, little dark, got some good laughs and saw work by many well known artists
Third Floor Jumex
Gustav Metzger born 1926, Germany
He developed auto-destructive art. I mean there is a ton to say about this. Destroying nature including human nature. Nature is not interchangeable with environment , which he believes is a meaningless term. We develop science for negative reasons. He thinks modern western society is burned out. He does not believe in permanent or object based art. I got his book I'm not done with it yet, maybe I'll report on it. But I feel like he reminded me of why I am an artist.
Here's one amazing thing. One of the first days I saw this bike connected to a structure getting rained on. Now the structure is gone but the bike is still there. Notice the bike lock, if this were L.A. no one would lock their bike like that, if they did it would be stolen, but a lot of people here do lock their bikes similarly to this, which I appreciate. This is a beautiful bike, needs barely any fixing, I can't believe it is still there.