We did it ... nothing changed
Avantart-Man of the Year 99?
Jürg Solothurnmann, a portrait
Is there any Avant-Garde left?
The PlusMinus-Calender 99
A new CD by Longarms: Ananda Bazar
Dear Friends of Avantart!
Now it happened: nothing happened .... new year like every year..
Let us follow this intention: not to ignore the hype and the events (that will be impossible), but to oppose it with something better, with art!
Let's start the year!
Avantart is run by a woman, but this edition is accompanied by three men:
Boris Yeltsin, Helmut Kohl and Mahir Cagri.
Well I thought it is quite ok that the big one from Kremlin gives back the vodka glass and retires. That's for sure not a signal for better times, as the russian people always had bad governments, but at least: one less corrupt politician!
To steal as much as possible and no matter if you have to kill Chechenian civilians. No. I am glad that he left.
Yeltsin is not the man of the year 99, he is fully Y2K incompatible
Now it became obvious and undeniable, that the fat one from Oggersheim is one of the big snatchers who lied whenever he thought it useful. His moralistic tirades faded away and now everybody admits: he lies and he betrays the country which chancellor he was (for too long time) ... Nein, Helmut Kohl is not man of the year 99, he is Y2K incompatible.
Mahir Cagri is a man of the year, just because he is sympathetic and it is really amazing how a plain, simple man becomes a cyber-super-star suddenly. Nobody knows who and how it started, but he is the real Web-Star.
Let it be a fake, whatever. For me it is a hint that there could be sympathetic hype as well: everybody is smiling, no damage to anybody and nobody's nerves are ruined.
Mahir, a man of the year 99, fully Y2K compatible
For a long time now I planned to introduce the swiss musician Jürg Solothurnmann at Avantart. Now I did it: you find a portrait, information on different ensembles and cooperation, press photos...
welcome at Avantart, Jürg Solothurnmann!
tried to define Avant-Garde by listing important cultural stations of the Art in the 20th century.
They name Igor Stravinsky, Gertrude Stein, and Andy Warhol für for the aera of 1913 to 1964.
What happened after 1964? Where is the Avant-Garde today? Derriére-Garde or Arier-Garde?
Do you have any idea about it?
The Plus-Minus-Calendar 99 grew every day of the month of December 99, and every day you could learn about my
preferences and about my dislikes.
Like all calendars of that kind it is not actual any more and I deactivated it. Next winter may be...
As Nick says: One New Year is better than three Old Years!
I have three new postcard-themes online now:
Photos from Armenia, the winterproof Baltic Sea and some snapshots from one of the oldest narrow-gauge trains in Germany, the Molli. I hope you like them.
After some delivery-problems, now the often announced CD ANANADA BAZAR with traditional indian music is out. More information on this CD at the Longarms-Site, and you can listen to one piece from this CD as well.
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