The ink-painter: a storyLa inkopentristo: rakonto

Narrator: Once upon a time in China there was a skilful painter in ink, especially famous for his depictions of flowers, which were sold for very high prices. He had a friend. One day the artist and his friend were talking. Painter: You’ve been a great friend to me for many years. I‘m going to […]

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Why museums are worth visitingKial muzeoj estas vizitindaj

On 21 August 2014, the Sydney Morning Herald published an article in its Traveller section: ‘Boring, pricey and crowded: 17 reasons why I hate museums’. (It was based on a slightly longer article from the Telegraph, London.) This response is in the form of an open letter to its author, Oliver Smith: Dear Mr Smith, […]

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Space: a virtual exhibitionSpaco: virtuala ekspozicio

I just remembered an exhibition I created on the My Gallery section of the Christchurch Art Gallery website a few years back: Space Here’s the introduction: Artists use various techniques to describe, or give the illusion of, three-dimensional space. Artists also sometimes deliberately try to deny the illusion of space. This set of artworks gives […]

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Dankon Esperanto!Dankon Esperanto!

Here’s a cute little video about Esperanto and art. (Thank you, Alessandro Soranzo.) https://vimeo.com/86264204Jen beleta malgranda filmo pri Esperanto kaj arto. (Dankon, Alessandro Soranzo.) https://vimeo.com/86264204

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Modern art lecture video (in Esperanto)Moderna arto preleg-video

My lecture presented at the Universal Congress of Esperanto, Hanoi, Vietnam, June 2012 Part 1 Part 2 There is another, better lit version, viewable on Esperanto-TV. Read the lecture notes as an essay (in English) • (in Esperanto)Mia prelego ĉe la Universala Kongreso de Esperanto, Hanojo, Vjetnamo, julion 2012 Parto 1a Parto 2a Estas alia, […]

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Art and the voodoo paradoxArto kaj la vudua paradokso

Someone looks at an abstract painting. What does he or she ask? Probably “What is it?” or “What does it mean?”. The answer, “It’s only a picture, only a surface covered with paint,” will in no way satisfy. It is impossible to eliminate the belief, even a hundred years after the birth of abstract art, […]

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China’s first Esperanto museum opensUnua Esperanto-muzeo en Ĉinio malfermiĝas

Originally published on English.news.cn 2013-11-18 17:55:49 JINAN, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) – China’s first Esperanto museum has officially opened after more than two years of construction to promote the “universal language.” Read the full article Legu Esperantan tradukonOriginale eldonita en la angla ĉe English.news.cn 2013-11-18 17:55:49 JINAN, 18 nov (Xinhua) – la unua Esperanto-muzeo en Ĉinio […]

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