Monday, June 16, 2014

Kazimir Malevich - The Suprematist Mirror

Thanks to Karl Kempton for bringing this to our attention:
Kazimir Malevich - The Suprematist Mirror

9 comments:

VizPo-Central said...

Looks like a DaDa mirror to me. What is not nothing?

Kaz Maslanka said...

I have to admit that the philosophy expressed here seems out of touch. But the context is almost 100 years ago - the art world was becoming very confused at that time and has been suffering the nightmare of a lost identity evert since -- and unfortunately it has not awaked yet.

Anonymous said...

not dada -- russian futurism out of which suprematists came with a focus on zero not as nothing but something. zuam = beyond the mind. zero

karl

Kaz Maslanka said...

every since and has not awaken

Kaz Maslanka said...

Hi Karl,
I find much of the Suprematists text to be rather cumbersome especially dealing with the concept of emptiness and using geometry (a mental construct) to point at such. The Zen texts are much more cogent at providing a understanding of emptiness.
Thanks

Kaz Maslanka said...

Hi Karl,
I find much of the Suprematists text to be rather cumbersome especially dealing with the concept of emptiness and using geometry (a mental construct) to point at such. The Zen texts are much more cogent at providing a understanding of emptiness.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

they were not zen trained. they delved into metaphysics, esp Peter D. Ouspensky & other sources of mysticism and shamanism.

first zen trained and eternal dharma trained visual poet i know is paul reps.

Kaz Maslanka said...

Yeah, they sound like they were not Zen trained as well.

Anonymous said...

remember, japan was unfriendly territory for russia. futurists looked south to india in part. also zen unknown or hardly known or understood in west until later. ernest fenollosa and ezra pound helped open the door to chinese poetry late teens. tho with a misinformed understanding of the ideogram.

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