Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BIG SURPRISE?


What a Messy Desk Says About You

Illustration by Ben Wiseman
For some time, psychologists and other researchers have been studying how personality traits affect health and health-related choices. Not surprisingly, they have found that people blessed with innate conscientiousness, meaning that they are organized and predictable, typically eat better and live longer than people who are disorderly. They also tend to have immaculate offices.This article appeared in the Sunday, Sept. 22 issue of The New York Times Magazine.
What has been less clear is whether neat environments can produce good habits even in those who aren’t necessarily innately conscientious. To find out, researchers at the University of Minnesota conducted a series of experiments, the results of which were published online last month in Psychological Science. In the first experiment, they randomly assigned a group of college-age students to spend time in adjacent office spaces, one of which was exquisitely neat, the other wildly cluttered with papers and other work-related detritus. The students spent their time filling out questionnaires unrelated to the study. After 10 minutes, they were told they could leave and were offered an apple or a chocolate bar as they exited. Those students who sat in the orderly office were twice as likely to choose the apple than those who sat amid the mess.
A second experiment, however, found that working in chaos has its advantages, too. In this one, college students were placed in a messy or a neat office and asked to dream up new uses for Ping-Pong balls. Those in messy spaces generated ideas that were significantly more creative, according to two independent judges, than those plugging away in offices where stacks of papers and other objects were neatly aligned.
The results were something of a surprise, says Kathleen D. Vohs, a behavioral scientist at the University of Minnesota and the leader of the study. Few previous studies found much virtue in disarray. The broken-windows theory, proposed decades ago, posits that even slight disorder and neglect can encourage nonchalance, poor discipline and nihilism. Chaos begets chaos.
But in the study by Dr. Vohs, disordered offices encouraged originality and a search for novelty. In the final portion of the study, adults were given the choice of adding a health “boost” to their lunchtime smoothie that was labeled either “new” or “classic.” The volunteers in the messy space were far more likely to choose the new one; those in the tidy office generally opted for the classic version.
“Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition,” Dr. Vohs and her co-authors conclude in the study, “which can produce fresh insights.”
The implications of these findings are also practical. “My advice would be, if you need to think outside the box” for a future project, Dr. Vohs says, then let the clutter rise and unfetter your imagination. But if your primary goal is to eat well or to go to the gym, pick up around your office first. By doing this, the naturally messy can acquire some of the discipline of the conscientious.
A version of this article appears in print on 09/22/2013, on page MM16 of the NewYork edition with the headline: Clean Up Your Desk!.

Monday, October 28, 2013

OBRA DEL ARTISTA HORACIO SANCHEZ FANTINO LLEGA AL PAPA


OBRA DEL ARTISTA HORACIO SANCHEZ FANTINO LLEGA AL PAPA




El Papa Francisco recibió un cuadro de Horacio Sánchez Fantino realizado con material de desecho -latas recicladas- que le fuera obsequiado a la presidenta Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, en la reciente inauguración de la Casa de la Cultura de la Villa 21 en Barracas.
La jefa de Estado "tuvo la gentileza de regalárselo al Papa Francisco. El cuadro es un `zoom` de un mural de 9 por 3,40 metros que hice para el hall principal de la Casa de la Cultura", dijo el artista en diálogo con Télam.
A Sánchez Fantino esta actitud lo sorprendió y halagó mucho: "Estoy muy emocionado por el gesto de la Presidenta y ver la foto del Papa con este regalo fue increíble", comentó quien actualmente expone una veintena de sus trabajos en la galería Isabel Anchorena (Libertad 1389).

"Yo he trabajado con chicos de la villa y me contaban que el Papa los visitaba, sus mamás tenían las cadenitas que les daba el entonces cardenal Bergoglio. Y todo eso me conmueve mucho", rememoró.
El mural se hizo el año pasado y no está pintado, "utilicé la misma técnica que el que tiene el Papa. Yo trabajo con latas de bebidas ensambladas, recicladas, lo que la sociedad usa y tira me sirve como material de arte".
Y explica: "la basura se convierte en lo que parecen cristales brillantes de colores, es un material muy noble. La obra se instaló un par de semanas antes de la inauguración del lugar".
El cuadro entregado a Fernández de Kirchner tiene 80 por 60 centímetros, y las latas están engrampadas en forma neumática en una base de madera.
Sánchez Fantino comenzó a trabajar con esta técnica en el año 2010 cuando hizo un proyecto que se llamaba "Notas para perderse".
Se trataba de reinterpretaciones de zonas de Buenos Aires, elaboradas con el escritor Reynaldo Sietecase y su esposa y también productora, Paula Mikulan.
Uno de los lugares visitados fue la Villa 31, "que recorrimos con un referente, y ahí pensé en las latas, no en esas oxidadas, sino contemporáneas, que se descartan por todos lados. Me contacté con una cooperativa de reciclaje, El ceibo, que también tiene depósito en ese sitio y comencé a trabajar con ellos. Me proveen del material y la lata se abre y secciona por pedacitos".
"El primer mapa que hice fue de la Villa 31 y a partir de ese momento me di cuenta que era un material especial -consideró-, cerraba muy bien el concepto de desecho: que la basura vuelva a la sociedad de una manera mucho mejor, a través del arte".
"Hice un cuadro de 3 metros por 1,50 en la 31 y en una muestra lo vio el secretario de Cultura Jorge Coscia que ya estaba trabajando con la Villa 21 y pensó en este tipo de obra para el lugar. Me preguntó si quería sumarme, algo que fue un honor. No siempre uno tiene la posibilidad de hacer una obra de estas dimensiones para una gran cantidad de personas", concluyó.

TélamSource http://noticias.terra.com.ar/sociedad/obra-del-artista-horacio-sanchez-fantino-llega-al-papa,6028b55f17d31410VgnCLD2000000ec6eb0aRCRD.html

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Village des Arts Suite

Le prix STUDIOZERO VAV 2013 a été décerné à MARJO (Devoucoux) pour l'oeuvre: "Femme 3D" ici en pj. Félicitations à l'auteur.

Bien à vous, Sandro

Sandro ZERO
Président STUDIOZERO
Tel. +33 603685420
www.studiozerogallery.com

Thursday, October 17, 2013

about the FIAC save the date VIP opening october 23


A major event in the arts calendar, FIAC pursues its development, confirming its status as one of the leading international art fairs.
This year, FIAC celebrates its 40th edition.
In a spirit of continuity, FIAC 2013 reasserts the strengths of the fair’s identity: high quality and rigorous selection; a broad scope that offers an overview of modern, contemporary art and emerging trends; the close ties it maintains with actors of the public and private sectors; its openness to different creative fields, along with a fresh perspective on recent cultural developments.
FIAC 2013 brings together more than 180 galleries from 25 countries at the Grand Palais. The Nave and the Salon d’honneur welcome galleries specializing in modern and contemporary art. The exhibition galleries situated on Level 1 present international contemporary art along with emerging tendencies. FIAC and its official partner, the Galeries Lafayette group, pursue the Lafayette Sector initiative, a programme of support for young galleries inaugurated in 2009.
FIAC reinforces its identity by investing venues of unrivalled prestige with outdoor projects, conference and performance programmes and artists’ films. FIAC's signature Hors les Murs projects welcome more than 500 000 visitors annually and receive sustained attention from the art world together with national and international media coverage. FIAC develops its Hors les Murs programme by investing the left bank of the Seine, in collaboration with the Ville de Paris and its flagship project, les Berges de la Seine. It offers a promenade leading from the pont de Solférino to the pont des Invalides.
The 40th edition of FIAC also provides the opportunity to discover exceptional exhibitions in Paris and in France. The synergies that FIAC develops with the protagonists of cultural life through the Parcours Privé and the Gallery Night, Thursday, October 24th, highlight the vitality of the French art scene.
We would like to express our gratitude to all those who have contributed to the 40th edition of FIAC – institutions, collectors and corporate partners – and especially the Galeries Lafayette group, official partner of FIAC.
Welcome to FIAC 2013!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

MERCI

a tous  ceux qui ont rendu possible 
le VILLAGE des ARTS du Vesinet 
 Premiere edition 2013

et bien entendu a tous les visiteurs

A BIENTOT 
pour d autres aventures !

Thursday, October 10, 2013

pour me retrouver LMCOLLAGE @ VILLAGE des ARTS


LMCOLLAGE/ Laurence Neron-Bancel

 espace B, tente n°60

Pelouse autour du grand lac des Ibis,le Vesinet 78110

INVITATION DE MYRIAM AU VILLAGE DES ARTS CE WEEK END


Le village des Arts, autour du grand lac des Ibis, Le Vésinet
Le samedi 12 et dimanche 13 octobre, cent soixante artistes exposent en plein air au Vésinet. Les pelouses autour du grand lac des Ibis seront le lieu d’exposition de peintres, sculpteurs, photographes, relieurs d’art.
Je serai présente avec un ensemble de mes petites œuvres récentes. Nous vous invitons pour prendre un verre samedi 12 octobre de 17h30 à 19h30.
Pelouse autour du grand lac des Ibis, espace A, tente n°2
à gauche en arrivant par l'Avenue du Grand Veneur,
78110 Le Vésinet,
RER A, direction St Germain en Laye, station Le Vésinet le Pecq et 5 mn de marche.
Samedi 12 et dimanche 13 octobre, de 11h à 18h.