Long, long ago. Before Corona was invented, I spent a few relaxing and art-filled days in beautiful Milan over Easter in 2019. It’ s funny, it was only 3 years ago, but it seems like half a millennium to me. Of course, a visit to the Triennale was not to be missed. The design museum is also housed in the building complex, here is the description:
“Museo del Design Italiano, in the evocative spaces of the Curva on the ground floor of Triennale, presents a selection of the most iconic and representative pieces of Italian design, for the first time in a permanent exhibition. The works on show are some of the 1,600 objects in the Triennale collection, chosen by an advisory committee that brings together some of the top names in the world of Italian design and architecture: Paola Antonelli, Andrea Branzi, Mario Bellini, Antonio Citterio, Michele De Lucchi, Piero Lissoni, Claudio Luti, Fabio Novembre, and Patricia Urquiola. The simple, linear display aims to show off the works to their best advantage, in chronological order, and provides insights into the history, creative period and context in which each work was designed.”
The items shown above reminded me (don’t anyone laugh now) of my youth, starting with moon boots and ending with a sofa shaped like a mouth. A great collection, but could be much bigger. Just be inspired by the 9 pictures above. A visit is definitely worth it, because there is much, much more to see. I, at least, spent half a day without any problems and I didn’t get bored.
After a long attempt, I managed to realize an idea last weekend: the animated version of the laundress from EDGAR DEGAS. Here is the description given on the Pinakotheken page:
” The Laundress
Edgar Degas treated the subject of the laundress here for the first time. By the end of the 1860s, he had his “Ingres period” behind him and was increasingly turning to realistically conceived contemporary subjects. By 1902 he had painted a whole series of pictures of ironwomen. While in the later versions the work process as such, i.e. the moment of action, predominates, in this early version Degas’ interest is more in the person; she pauses in her work and looks at the viewer: the work picture has more the character of a portrait. The date of around 1869 is derived from a pastel with the same motif in the Musée d’Orsay, which the collector Manzi Joyant, a friend of Degas, published with this date. It is supported by the “69” dated portrait of Emma Dobigny, who – apparently at the same age of 16 to 17 – posed for the “Büglerin”.”
Heading to new shores. The Bavarian state government has opened the clubs once again. For how long? Keep your fingers crossed that they will be open for longer than 6 weeks. Corona is pissing me off. But tomorrow we will celebrate. The set is already set. Have fun listening.
Setlist I Won’t Let Go – Husko & Lee Wilson Good for Me (Extended Mix) – Sammy Deuce Reachin’ – Rescue Keep Control (Extended Mix) – Brokenears Keep This Party Rockin’ (Original Mix) – Luca Debonaire Ring Ring Ring – DCP & Fellous Fly Up to the Sky – Babert Most Precious Love (Sebastian Creeps & Julian Back Remix) – Blaze, UDAUFL, Barbara Tucker, Sebastian Creeps, Julian Back Moves at Midnight (Original Mix) – Ian Ossia Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Sgt Slick’s Melbourne Recut) – Sgt Slick Jack – Mirko & Meex Do You Want (Original Mix) – Charles J Finally (Crazibiza Remix) – Nicola Fasano & Kate Wild China Town – Les Bisous Standing On the Wall – DJ Kristina Mailana Touch Me (Kevin McKay Extended Mix) – Adyn, Kevin McKay Let the Music (J Paul Getto Remix) – Carl Hanaghan & Inaya Day A Deeper Love (Daniel Rangone Remix) – Diego Forsinetti
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
„Humanity, you never had it to begin with.“
I continue to be simply speechless. I grew up with the cold war and was glad when it more or less ended in the early nineties of the last century. Those were decades of peace in Europe. Until now.
Apparently, this was a deceptive peace, because with Russia’s attack on Ukraine, I realized that the old thinking, the quest for supremacy of certain nations and the continuation of politics by other means are not things of the past.
It is so unjust for a state the size of Russia to simply attack a smaller neighbor and wipe that state out. Just like I always thought it was unfair that in the schoolyard the older, bigger students beat up the smaller ones. I just hope that the Western world doesn’t ease all the sanctions again in a few months and go back to business as usual.
And I hope that humanity will eventually come to its senses and put violence to rest. But probably Charles Bukowski is right after all.
A quasar speaks to nature in its church and subsequently undergoes a metamorphosis. This moves his soul so strongly that he gets into the middle of the fog (nebula) with a last step on the path. Have fun listening.
dj set tracklist
Carbon Voices (Extended Mix) – KhoMha Catarse – Wehbba Metamorphosis – Christian Smith Transfixion – Rudosa Talking to Nature – Ronnie Spiteri Kratos – Hanubis Rave Atlas (Original Mix) – Ilario Alicante Serenity – The Reactivitz My Church – Will Clarke & MK Truly – Sven Sossong Soul Movement – Spektre The Clear Path – Reform (IT) Quasar (Original Mix) – Black Acid Stamp – Joe Mesmar & Matt Mus Together – Vonda7 Early Reflections – The Reactivitz Nebula (Spada Remix) – Breccia & Ian O’Donovan Last Step – Ramon Tapia
What exciting times we had ( details will not be shared). However, I have to admit that I was never a self-confessed disco fan when I was young. It didn’t fit the image I wanted to communicate to the public at that time. Electronic music, non-conformism, etc. was more in vogue back then. But now I don’t really care, the music is really good and by now you can find really great re-mixes of the old hits. And I play them with enthusiasm. A short time ago a good friend sent me – as a really successful surprise – this album as a present. Dear Thomas, thank you very very much.
Have fun listening to the track/album highlight of the week:
Black Madonna unpacks her boots and saves us all. We follow her voice and walk to the disco. Then during the night we listen to the sounds from the Purple Disco Machine until the Smurf gets his Los Hombres and rudely brings us back to everyday life. Have fun listening.
Setlist He Is the Voice I Hear (Original Mix) – The Black Madonna Walking Boots – David Keno & ME & her Saved My Life – Inve & Forsi Propaganda (2018 Album Version) – Kevin McKay I Can Live – Lykov & Mironov Magic (Original Mix) – Zsak Vibes – Derek Armstrong Together (Original Mix) – Max & Sims, Sante Cruze Let’s Get Down (Bassline Remix) – Babert Disco Cool – Seb Skalski At Night (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix) – Shakedown Don’t Stop – Gigamesh What U Want (J Paul Getto Classic Mix) – Kevin McKay Nobody (Club Mix) – David Penn Los Hombres (Babert 303 Mix) – Dinero, Babert & Ivan Jack Surf Smurf (Munk Version) – Munk & Rebolledo Changes – Woody Bianchi & Re-Tide Get Down Philly – Surgery Edits
On November 30, 2020, I was already standing in front of the Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich (https://www.museum-fuenf-kontinente.de), but that day I decided to go to the MUCA (Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art, https://www.muca.eu) and and discover a new favorite artist, Richard Hambleton. But this is another story, I’ll tell it at another time. What can you see at the Museum Five Continents?
“The Museum Fünf Kontinente, formerly known as the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, was founded in 1862 as the first ethnological museum in Germany. The collection of artefacts of everyday life, ritual objects and works of art which are preserved and continually expanded here reflect humanity’s cultural diversity. They build bridges from the past to the present day and open doors to other ways of life and viewpoints. The Museum offers access to the cultural riches of the earth’s peoples in a way which is unique with Munich’s broad range of museums.”
In a nutshell: the museum lives up to its own claim. It is a very exciting foray through completely different cultures, religions and their everyday life. I was particularly enthusiastic about the puppets from Myanmar and the temple statues in the exhibition of the same name. Tip from my side: bring a lot of time, it’s worth it. Here are a few pictures from the exhibitions: