Pioneering German electronic group Kraftwerk will perform eight albums from their back catalogue chronologically over successive nights at the Tate Modern in London in February, in a groundbreaking residency featuring audio and 3D visuals.
The idea of The Silent University started at the beginning of 2012. It was inspired by the urgent need for a common voice for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, who although from a professional background, could not practice their profession due to the limitations of residency permits, language barriers and other bureaucratic restrictions.
With over 200 nations getting ready to represent at next week’s London Olympics we couldn’t help but run with an international theme for this weekend’s exploits.
Damien Hirst, the richest, probably most famous, contemporary living artist, once remarked: “I don’t believe in genius. I believe in freedom. I think anyone can do it. Anyone can be like Rembrandt.” It implies that just as Hirst strove to be the next Rembrandt, so too can we, mere mortals, strive to be the next Damien Hirst. Except that we can’t. The answer to “Who will be the next Damien Hirst?” will be “Nobody”, if the artist has his way. He wants to stay the one and only and has trademarked his name to prove it.
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