@Vassilis from Greece : Fuji X100, wandering, walking or cycling, sunlight, astonishment, empathy, love, wilfullness, Lightroom. That’s all. And no fear to criticize platitudes and loosing career opportunities in Belgian Art Scene…
Thank you! It is always a struggle choosing between truth and kindness. And about career, the same goes for Greece.
Still ‘truth’ is a very incomprehensible phenomenon. (About Greece : I’m afraid we all have different, opposite,…ideas).
What is ‘truth’ in art matters? No idea…. this hiatus of not being able to express a more precise definition, is simultaneously a flaw and an opportunity. We’ll need another life to find out…
Truth is always personal, so it can be traded for taste, when it comes to art. But the weird thing is that even the definition of truth is different from person to person. A lie is true once it is told. It shapes a new world, a new reality, a new truth. Obscurity of a great artist, is really a lie to the whole world. As it is fame for garbage art. I find that truth is the moment of clarity we experience from time to time. And since this usually goes by without ways to record it, the next best thing is photography. We get more than hints about the triviality of art, but we are still talking…
I would like to hear your views on Greece. If you have the time, please PM me. Thank you
‘Truth’ isn’t a definite conception: it’s related to persons, circumstances, lifestyles, ideologies, opportunities, (hidden) interests…. For a Christian this is a very difficult matter: abstract ideas should mostly be delineated, concrete. One way, one life, one truth. Considered in a daily life’s context, a final definition of ‘truth’ seems impossible. Finally it’s easier to unmask what isn’t ‘truth’, after a while. Lance Armstrong was a true winner of the Tour de France until he was unmasked as a true cheater. The ‘truth in art business is mostly a constructed one, by marketeers and people with hidden agendas. At least that’s my conclusion for the moment. A machinery of well-being among teachers, artists, curators, journalists, collectors,…. It is disappointing when one finds evidence for this statement (and I have recorded some). It is my personal disappointment to find out that the work of art itself really doesn’t matter in this mechanism. It’s a tool to make money and to spread spirituality of a different kind. To convert young people to ideologies they would never accept otherwise. In Brussels Art School Sint Lukas I’ve met a lot of youngsters, converted to ‘an artists mentality’ by a promised career launch, huge marks, uncriticized attitudes. I wonder how they are doing now…. What compromises they had to accept in order to have a future? Some people involved didn’t even have a choice anyhow, anymore.
Concerning our perception of the Greek crisis. Don’t worry: most Northern people reason according to the media. ‘It’s their own fault, they are a bunch of socialist, corrupt, lazy, cheating…parasites, and we won’t pay any longer for them.’ Of course this is a platitude. It’s the truth of some politicians taking profit from this situation. What’s the truth in this matter? It must be related to some persons and their interests, be it in Greece, be it in Belgium. Maybe there is one truth, with many appearances? My conclusion is that generally spoken the Romans were right ‘Homo homini lupus est’. Happily I know some exceptions to this rule… (www.bimesa.be).
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