Ano Novo Chinês / Chinese New Year

FELIZ ANO DO PORCO / HAPPY YEAR OF THE PIG

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early manifestations of the ‘recycling’ attitude

Yesterday, while taking participation in a discussion forum of my post-grad classes, I’d brought to all colleagues the following reflexion: after al, wasn’t RECYCLING a core idea of the early conceptual art manifestations, hence a true pioneerism in this sense? And isn’t the specific case of readymade nothing more than a proposal for the act of ‘recycling’?

The idea occurred by initially analysing pieces from artists such as Duchamp and Smithson.

Then, within the context of recycling, the recent cases of Brazilian artist/designers such as Polish-born sculptor Franz Krajcberg and designer Campana brothers came to mind:

Alongside with this, a shot on a ‘recycling’ workshop given by Italian designer/professor Aldo Cibic at a Venetian Architecture university, on 2007 (video is in Italian only):

art in food (arty food)

Visually speaking, concerning gastronomy and the food plating topic, a neat presentation should make a lot of difference in dishes’ preparing proccess (plus some GREAT music, like in the 1rst video) – whether artistic or even of the humorous kind.

Such, obviously, includes beverages like coffee (in CafeLatte combinations), which presents delicacies like this.

…Yet few can raise such condition to a stylish, witty level like Brazilian artist (settled in France) Juarez Machado – as follows.