22nd Jan today.
This morning I went to the Saatchi gallery. Actually is been a while not visiting gallery and museum.
When I was looking at these art pieces, I was thinking is these art? or can they be design as in Graphic design? People say Art is pure creation and Design is a creation that functional for human living and also making money. But is this question divine what art and design is?
Went to the Gallery shop after the visit. (as usual!) Saw two books that I really want to have a read.
Masaaki Hiromura – What Design Can Do. What Design Should Do.
This book is about Masaaki Hiromura his Japanese design perception and what is design to our living style. Masaaki Hiromura was born in the aichi prefecture, japan in 1954. after graduating from musashino art university in 1977 he began working for tanaka ikko design office in tokyo.
Rian Hughes – Culture: Ideas can be dangerous
taken from the intro: “Culture is roughly anything we do and the monkeys don’t.” – Lord Raglan. Culture is your local consensus reality; your clothing, cuisine and hairstyle, the music you listen to, the films you see; your values, ideas, beliefs and prejudices. Culture, unlike race, is not quite an inevitability of birth, but ultimately, in its choice of statements, an intellectual position. Today culture has a powerful new vector: the internet. Ideas–from a YouTube video to a viral marketing phenomenon or a fundamentalist religion–are traveling further and faster, and changing the cultural landscape like never before. In a new electronic democracy of ideas, cultural power is devolving to the creative individual.