After a one and a half hour drive by car from Beijing’s city centre to the south the many skyscrapers and blocks begin to clear. The end of the city isn’t reached, but instead another micro cosmos which is not part of the everyday life in the Chinese capital: Abandoned, decayed buildings and curious looks mark the way to the artist Dai Chenlian. His studio lays in this remote part of the city where proper administration by the government doesn’t exist anymore.
In one of the most popular art districts in the East of Beijing, photographer Zhang Wei invites me into his stylish studio in a dark backyard. The neighborhood seems central and lively, even though we are at least two hours from the city centre. Zhang Wei has the view of someone who has seen quite a lot of things in life. He speaks quietly and thoughtfully.
On his walls hang world famous people depicted in perfect photographs.
Artistic intelligence and Commercial Artists – this months links play with fire, so it’s only logical to surface a contribution that explains why it doesn’t make any sense to be an artist.
Sam Wetherell wrote an article for the Jacobin, presenting the new thoughts of Richard Florida, “who wants you to know that he got almost everything about cities wrong. Talking about “creative classes” and how they influence our urban lives, his latest book, The New Urban Crisis, represents the culmination of this long mea culpa.
SAP’s Alumni Network has published on their news center as well as on their global intranet an article about Artistic Intelligence: How Art Inspires Innovation. Author Andrea Schmieden concludes “Age of Artists doesn’t focus on actual works of art, but rather on the artistic approach to producing creative and original results. Put this in business terms and the connection becomes clear: It’s about innovation and how we can evolve our creative potential to deal with new and complex challenges.” Please access the full article here.
THE ARTS+ is a one day conference and five day fair on The Business of Creativity. It will kick off 19-23 October 2016 in Frankfurt/Main and will be the annual event for the international cultural economy. Among confirmed speakers are legendary artist David Hockney, bestselling-author Jeff Jarvis (What would Google Do?), MIT’s Carlo Ratti or Annie Luo from the World Economic Forum.
Age of Artists is presenting during the first morning when THE ARTS+ starts with an Espresso which is brief and stimulating – and anything but black: Everyday up to five candidates working at the intersection of creativity and technology will present their innovative concepts, projects and ideas within a dynamic relay on THE ARTS+ RUNWAY.
What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in May:
What our most innovative thinkers have in common isn’t what you’d expect. That caption attracted our attention for sure. The article 4 Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers published at the OBSERVER says: “Originals are nonconformists—people who not only have new ideas but take action to champion them,” Mr.
What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in March:
Charles Eisenstein, Author and Speaker received an email from a student at an elite law school about Rhinos. On his blog he quotes it in full, because in his opinion, it cuts so deep to core issues so many change agents face. He writes: “When we know what it is like to be them, we will be far more capable of disrupting the narratives that scaffold our world-destroying machine.
What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web about art, artistic thinking and ideas. Things that attracted our attention in november:
The AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) recently published an article about researchers that explored the nature and nurture behind creative geniuses. The author Andrea Korte anticipates that geniuses may be born with certain advantages for thinking “outside the box,” but the right environment also can encourage revolutionary thinking.
What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in october:
The annual John Peel Lecture by BBC Radio invites a notable figure from the music industry to shape a debate and create insight around music and music-related media. This year Brian Eno examines wether art ist our new luxury these days. Read the full transcript of this episode.
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