My Kitsch Kitchen, Palma, September 29, 2016
Today I give priority to the morning walk and the fabulous DISCOVERING ART THINGS. We all know that after the rain the sun returns to the coasts and it does with LESS tourists. Coincidences that force me to express my gratitude to the pleasant autumn.
In front of the Town Hall, and the fabulous bench of SINOFOS, there is a small protest of the EMT workers (the public transport company), this give me the chance to comment that the Palma public transport is super expensive, just in case one of the kind counsellors reads this blog and could do something about it.
Specifically, I speak of the ticket price of bus number 1 from Palma to airport.
It costs five euros from Palma to the airport! But do not worry if you are a Palma resident only four euros. I remember not long ago, in 2015, to be exact, the cost of the ticket for the same route was 3 euros. This means that the ticket price has increased by 33%; curious coincidence because it is the age at which Bruce Lee died, a Chinese actor who used to deliver spectacular slaps while he recommend freeing the mind and let life flow.
I continue the walk towards the Porta des Camp de Palma and direct my steps to La puerta del viento by Rafael Madahvi (a chance to find out because I have an informer, should I not have it I would just had keep walking and missed it). Returning from the pleasant walk I stopped in the Archive of the Kingdom of Mallorca to watch Jósef Szafransky photo exhibition.
A very cool display of pictures with the common subject of the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra musicians. Circumstance that gives me the opportunity to inform you that the program for this year is fine and on October 20th, they will play the inauguration concert, with Mahler in Palma Auditorio.
Changing the subject and font, This week the world commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Andre Breton.
Andre Breton is the Surrealism father.
Surrealism is a super cool artistic movement born in France during the Roaring 20s and has as precedents, Heraclitus, the Marquis de Sade, Charles Fourier and The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosco.
Are you getting the idea? Not yet? Let’s see…
Surrealism: noun, masculine.
A style of art and literature principally developed in the 20th century, stressing the subconscious or nonrational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects, unexpected juxtapositions, etc.
SURREALISM = WRITING AUTO + VISIONARY IMAGES
A somewhat curious note: André Breton loved the noble Art of Spiritualism.
On the other hand, and to finish this absurd post,
If humans must thank something to our Brexit colleagues is not an Industrial Revolution but to invent and design the four pillars of ART and SOCIETY of the XXI Century.
1.-The amazing megalithic complex of Stonehenge
2. The wonderful novels of Barbara Cartland
3. The unclassifiable football
4. And Unexplained Turner Awards
I note that proposals for the 2016 Turner Prize are already in the Tate Britain: Scrap sculptures of Michael Dean, Helen Marten collages, train painted with graffiti of Josephine Pryde and a huge surreal bum of Anthea Hamilton.
All four have been elected for their excellent quality, and they are socially, politically and culturally engaged.
Hip Hip Hooray…