The limit experience blog has posted a collection of what they consider to be bad cover photos of books on Foucault. You may wish to differ or add your own examples!
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Mauricio (see comments) explains that this is one of a series of buildings named after philosophers. So there are also a Nietzsche building and a Durkheim building.
With thanks to Dyogo Leão for this news.
Edifício Michel Foucault
01 – Introdução
• Como todo imóvel Ágata, o padrão de acabamento do Edifício Michel Focault é de primeira linha, sendo totalmente revestido com cerâmica. Cada unidade terá direito a 02 (duas) vagas na garagem, e as coberturas, a 03 (três) vagas, sendo todas previamente demarcadas e numeradas. Todo o piso externo e descoberto dos terraços (coberturas, áreas privativas, acesso ao edifício e lazer), será em cerâmica; o da garagem, em concreto “nível zero”; e o da caixa de escadas, em cimento liso, com cantoneiras em alumínio anodizado ou em pedra ardósia. As pingadeiras dos muros/jardineiras e os peitoris das janelas/guarda-corpos serão em mármore polido. O edifício contará com sistema de interfone, proteção contra descargas atmosféricas (pára-raios), prevenção/combate a incêndio, tubulação para tv a cabo ou outras, previsão para medição individualizada do gás de cozinha, 01 elevador, além de se encontrar em ótima localização, o que proporcionará maior conforto e comodidade a você e sua família.
02 – Localização:
• Rua Chapecó, 610 – Prado – Belo Horizonte- MG- CEP: 30410-070
03 – Número de pavimentos
• Total: 13 pavimentos, sendo:
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Alexa Lawrence, See 11 Heady Books Transformed into Ikebana Flower Displays
Posted on Art News, 06/18/14
Camille Henrot channels Japanese zen gardens with an installation of floral odes to her favorite books
The gracefully balanced flower arrangements of Camille Henrot’s installation “Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers” (2012-2014) occupy the second floor of the New Museum, contributing a soothing, zenlike presence to the exhibition of the artist’s recent works. The delicate blossoms and twisting stems of the bouquets, punctuated with thoughtful empty spaces, make for more than happy embellishments. They are floral translations of weighty literary titles, themes, and quotations pulled from the bookshelves of the artist’s personal library.
When Paris-born Henrot moved to New York, temporarily leaving many of her personal belongings behind, she discovered a surrogate for her literary heroes and favorite books in Japanese ikebana flower arrangements. The combination of artistic whimsy and the theory that inspires it parallels the balance between playfulness and obedience intrinsic to ikebana, an ancient but ever-adapting cultural tradition. Each gap in the flora is as specific and important as the vines, leaves, and flowers that create them. The flower names, ranging from Latin-based etymological to nursery-rhyme literal, are listed nearby, offering complimentary verse to the lyricism of the texts they represent.
Inspired by a text more overtly related to Henrot’s interest in taxonomy and philosophy, “The Order of Things,” Michel Foucault, is an explosion of metal odds and ends mixed with anonymous vegetation and a rainbow of paint swatches—a colorful starburst of the playfully arbitrary.
Again, I am late with this notice, but am posting this information so people can keep an eye out for future exhibitions.
Los Carpinteros in Hong Kong. They may construct sculptures out of Lego blocks, but when it comes to the theoretical underpinnings of their work Los Carpinteros don’t kid around. Heteropias, the title of their first solo show in Asia, was inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault, who defined heteropia as a space of otherness—not one place or another but simultaneously physical and mental, like the experience of a phone call. At Edouard Malingue gallery, the Legos are confined to two dimensions, in large-scale watercolors detailing crumbling cityscapes assembled from the plastic blocks. Also on view: meticulously crafted models of openwork structures that reference Foucault’s concept of the panopticon—including a model of Güiro, the full-sized party bar made for last year’s Art Basel Miami Beach. On view through November 23.
Source: Cuban Art News