The newsletter for the website Väggen försvinner / The Wall Disappears

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October - A demand that holds you down and an antidote

In the end of September the Guardian launched a Neo-Stalinist Art Theory through a video clip by Alain de Botton where he asks and answers the question what art is actually for. Art is here presented as a narcotic tranquillizer that can do nothing but pacify and enslave us, as the definitions also take away all other opportunities of what art can be.

Two weeks later an article about the War on Drugs was published in Pitchfork. This article describes the process of making their latest album Lost in the Dream and shows how it is possible to use the process of making music, or any kind of art, to move on from isolation and into a life that you actually want to live. This is why they are the perfect antidote to the extremely restricted idea about art that The Guardian promotes.

If you want to see a movie that exposes the consequences of the hierarchical Western tradition and you're in Britain, go see The Riot Club that is now running in British theaters.

You might have noticed that Väggen försvinner ha a new logo? Our new logo is a manifestation of the new version of our activities with an expanding database of perspectives on the wall. The recent big step taken is Väggen försvinner on Twitter, where you from now on will get interesting news about and from artists we have written about as well as opportunities to more new perspectives on the wall and on how it can be dissolved.

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