David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.


12 September 2019

TAR : Call To Action!



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09 September 2019

Ashes to Ashes


Bumble : "Nathan Lyon is coming back 
          for another spell."
Paine  : "Come on, Gary."

         The fourth test, Old Trafford:
         Day five, the last hour...
         Australia retains the Ashes!

 Inoue Shiro (1742-1812)          collection FIAPCE

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08 September 2019

® The ResisTARance


   Dusty Martin demonstrates the fend-off aka 'the don't argue'

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06 September 2019

On Becoming : A Citizen of ... Australia (1) Clown PrincipaliTAR ]2(


Background briefing 
ABC.RN 8 September 2019
Who watches over our judges? 

He comes from a family of legal royalty but this judge is attracting controversy.

Judge Sandy Street presides over more refugee cases than any other in the Federal Circuit Court.

His defenders say he’s an extraordinarily hard worker.

But Street’s rulings have been successfully appealed 90 times in the past five years...


- click here to hear program now 
  ANGRY?! 
- transcript here from 10 Sept 2019


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04 September 2019

Clown PrincipaliTAR


prince

c. 1200, "ruler of a principality" (mid-12c. as a surname), from Old French prince "prince, noble lord" (12c.), from Latin princeps (genitive principis) "first man, chief leader; ruler, sovereign," noun use of adjective meaning "that takes first," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + root of capere "to take," from PIE root *kap- "to grasp."

etymonline.com

clown prince

An idiot. A person who is royalty when it comes to fools. Often someone who says they can do something and fails the task.
"That Marty is a real clown prince of getting shit done."
#idiot #fool #ass clown#j oker# booby
by Urban Confucius May 14, 2012


Urban Dictionary 
 
Ikkyu | crazy cloud
 
Age eighty weak
I shit and offer it to Buddha.
Sengai



One of his most notable paintings depicts a circle, a square and a triangle. Sengai left the painting without a title or inscription, save for his signature. 

The painting is often called "Maru-Sankaku-Shikaku", written as "△□", or "The Universe" when referred to in English.

- Wikipedia


My play with brush and ink is not calligraphy nor painting,
yet unknowing people mistakenly think: 
this is calligraphy, this is painting

- Sengai Gibon


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02 September 2019

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See-See
Saw
Law of the Lever
Lever of the Law


click image to enlarge  
Hotei and the TARist
after Shōkadō Shōjō
1584-1639


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31 August 2019

Wish-fulfilling Vases of the Void (continued)


see : Sotheby's :
A Sneak Peek into Hong Kong Autumn Sales

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sale Series 2019 on 8th October will be led by A Highly Important Beijing-Enamelled Pouch-Shaped Glass Vase, Blue Enamel Mark and Period of Qianlong, arguably the greatest example of Qing dynasty art in private hands. 

AN ENAMELLED JEWEL, THE LE CONG TANG COLLECTION.
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT BEIJING-ENAMELLED POUCH-SHAPED GLASS VASE,
BLUE ENAMEL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
18.2 cm
Estimate upon request
(Expected to fetch in excess of HK$200,000,000/US$ 25,000,000)
 
This truly extraordinary glass vase, enamelled by imperial command of the Qianlong Emperor in the early years of his reign, is arguably the greatest example of Qing dynasty art in private hands. Enamelled glass vessels were by far the most complex and demanding of all works of art commissioned at the Beijing Palace Workshops, and the current example is the most successful of all surviving examples, in the intricacy of its pouch-shaped form with simulated pink sash tied at the neck, and with its unique and brilliantly enamelled design of a pair of phoenix soaring amidst clouds and peonies, one bud with the blue-enamel mark. Emanating from the legendary collection of Prince Gong, it later passed through the hands of A.W. Bahr and Paul and Helen Bernat, before being acquired by the present owner in October 2000 for a then record price. Its appearance on the international art market now is a moment of celebration. 


Theatre of the Actors of Regard  Thoughts of TAR and this faint Japanese Edo scroll. Hotei, sack on head, regards a hōju宝珠 or 
hōju-no-tama 宝珠の玉 aka wish-fulfilling jewel 
aka flaming pearl of wisdom. Value inestimable.

  hoju ringed (click to see full image)                 collection FIAPCE


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27 August 2019

amuseoLOGOS/HA HA : Dagger Definitions of TAR : Towards Amuseum(s) of Regard


Unsheathe your dagger definitions. Horseness is the whatness of allhorse.

- from James Joyce's ‘Ulysses’, an account of one person in one place on one day, 16 June 1904, published 2 February 1922.

Today, 27 August 2019, we spotlight the following HYPERALLERGIC editorial and accompanying article about re/defining The Museum. 

August 27, 2019

Letter from the Editor: 
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) released a new definition of "museum" this month, and not everyone is happy. Danish curator Jette Sandahl, who lead ICOM’s commission on the new definition, suggested, among other things:

Museums are democratising, inclusive and polyphonic spaces for critical dialogue about the pasts and the futures. Acknowledging and addressing the conflicts and challenges of the present, they hold artefacts and specimens in trust for society, safeguard diverse memories for future generations and guarantee equal rights and equal access to heritage for all people.
Museums are not for profit. They are participatory and transparent, and work in active partnership with and for diverse communities to collect, preserve, research, interpret, exhibit, and enhance understandings of the world, aiming to contribute to human dignity and social justice, global equality and planetary wellbeing.

Some immediately considered the definition too ideological, but it raises bigger questions as to whether we actually have a working definition for the institutions that are the foundation of the art world. And is defining them even possible nowadays?

I think the question of what a museum is today is just as complicated as defining what art can be. We're more likely to recognize when something isn't a museum (or art) rather than when it actually is. In an era of more private vanity museums than ever, ersatz corporate entities designed for selfie takers (Museum of Ice Cream, etc.), and the push toward expensive spectacles that require outside funding, the meaning of museum is changing.
                
The final para of the HYPERALLERGIC article :
In April, ICOM began publishing a crowdsourced list of new museum definitions from around the world. Currently, there are 269 entries on their website from countries including Spain, France, Japan, Cameroon, and Iran. The proposed definition, however, was not chosen from any of these submissions but was picked internally by Sandhal’s commission. Voting for the new definition will be held at the organization’s Extraordinary General Assembly in Kyoto, Japan, on September 7.

Unsheathe your dagger definitions. Horseness is the whatness of allhorse. Streams of tendency and eons they worship. God: noise in the street: very peripatetic. Space: what you damn well have to see. Through spaces smaller than red globules of man's blood they creepycrawl after Blake's buttocks into eternity of which this vegetable world is but a shadow. Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past.

- from James Joyce's ‘Ulysses’

At the International Council Of Museums website
page headed Museum Definition : Creating a new museum definition – the backbone of ICOM, this is the Museum image that has ICOM provided : 
a grid of Right Angles in shades of white/ similar-sized rectangles of regard floating unsupported on walls/ NO PEOPLE or other living beings. Off to The Amuseum with that lot.


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23 August 2019

AUSTRALIA NULLIUS | IL TUO PAESE NON ESISTE | YOUR COUNTRY DOES NOT EXIST


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Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL : ABC.TV 21 August 2019

Shaun Micallef : Finally, when Parliament resumes in September, the first order of business will be repealing the Medivac laws, and it’s not just far right wackos who want them removed, it’s also perfectly reasonable One Nation senators like Malcolm Roberts

Malcolm Roberts : “We must end this Medivac abomination and lock our country’s front door once again.

S M : But, if I may nitpick on one small element of Malcolm’s argument, he also said this :

M R : It is providing a back door way for queue-jumpers to come to onshore Australia.


S M : You see, he’s suggesting that the back door is also the front door. Now that’s only possible if the intermediary space doesn’t exist and Australia The Destination has no thickness. But let me tell you...

(laughter and applause continues ... long pause...)

S M :  ...I don’t need to give you the punchline. Goodnight.

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AUSTRALIA NULLIUS
IL TUO PAESE NON ESISTE 
YOUR COUNTRY DOES NOT EXIST

In this photo from the Govenment House website, 
on Hany Armanious's T shirt is writ 
               *IL TUO PAESE NON ESISTE*
        *YOUR COUNTRY DOES NOT EXIST*

left to right : Hany Armanious, Australia’s artist for the Venice Biennale, 2011; Her Excellency Quentin Bryce AC, Governor General; Kathy Keele, CEO, Australia Council; His Excellency David Ritchie AO, Australian Ambassador to Italy; Michael Bryce AM AE. 

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22 August 2019

Hotei in the guise of a street TARist


Hotei in the guise of a street performer
HAKUIN Ekaku
-1685-1768-
Hotei in the guise of a street TARist
Theatre of the Actors of Regard
after HAKUIN Ekaku
-1981-

Hotei in the guise of a street TARist
Theatre of the Actors of Regard
Bourke Street, Melbourne
photo by FIAPCE
-1981-

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