“ The problem is no longer getting people to express themselves, but providing little gaps of solitude and silence in which they might eventually find something to say. Repressive forces don’t stop people from expressing themselves, but rather, force them to express themselves. What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, or ever rarer, the thing that might be worth saying. ”
Polish Winged Hussars in “Day of the Siege” (2012)
Victor Brauner (Romanian, 1903-1966), Monsieur K, 26 January 1944. Walnut stain, wax and traces of graphite on paper, 64 x 49 cm.
The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.
This is beautiful.
One of Senegal’s most famous sculptors, Ousmane Sow, says the monument is too wasteful for a poor country. “It’s expensive, it’s ugly and it destroys the visual environment,” he said in an interview. “There’s no charm in it. It’s an imitation of a Soviet monument. As an artist, I think it’s a shame.”
Even worse, he says, the monument is excessively tall, poorly constructed and built on an unstable foundation. He warns of potential disaster. “I always avoid passing near it, because it could collapse.”
“ All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness. ”
Tennessee Williams (via theremina)