Monthly Archive: April, 2013

Art and the Artefact

Thoughts on Art and the Artefact within Baudrillard’s writing… Baudrillard’s criticism of modern art and the role of simulacrum within other mass media has turned my attention to my personal artworks and their… Continue reading

Rabin’s Parable

The atmosphere of the fifties was charged with initiatives for manifestations, socio-cultural revisions and the ideas for individualism and openness. Within circle of relatives and friends, the artists of Lianozovo found their own… Continue reading

The Fragmentation between Art and the Spectator

Contemporary art, the audience and the museum institutions. It seems that as contemporary art has deviated on its isolated path toward self-deterrence, it gradually filters out its audience and negates the historically social… Continue reading

The Decline of Trust in Post-Communist Societies: The Case of Bulgaria and Russia

After the fall of communism in Bulgaria and Russia, the form of underground communities still remained in the collective consciousness, as people became even more secluded around their tight circles of family and… Continue reading

On the Threshold

Background “This is not a movement in art, not a new or fashionable style which is fated to disappear quickly. No, it is a new genre.”[i] It is the world of the total installation.… Continue reading

Visual Fragmentations in the Eastern Bloc…

Visual Fragmentations in the Eastern Bloc…The sun peaks above the Rhodope Mountains as its heavenly beams hit the sky-high gray blocks, dispersed throughout the ‘new’ Bulgarian capitol of Sofia.  These rigid concrete structures… Continue reading

National Curriculum behold, here come the Grand Curriculum Designers!

It’s more than the national curriculum, more than lesson planning and bigger than building knowledge! Let’s design a curriculum by first asking Why… The first pilot day of Grand Curriculum Designs kicks-off tomorrow –  Friday! On… Continue reading

I dance, therefore I am…

How folklore shaped who I am today – what made me more human… *This blog is dedicated to our teacher John Kuo, who passed away in May 2023… he has lit a candle… Continue reading

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