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Review of ‘Kunst im Labor’, Zürich 2022-10

Review of ‘Kunst im Labor’, Zürich 2022-10

Last Sunday the “Kunst im Labor – Der Kunstmarkt mit dem besten Künstlergemisch” took place. Great organization, a fitting location in the city of Zurich, and most of all fascinating artists and visitors. I really enjoyed it to be in the midst of creatives, and creators, to discuss, to philosophize. Instead of mechanical likes, people with their verbal and non-verbal reactions. Sold art books physically, not just online, signed by hand for real people. The event left me with lasting impressions and contacts; wonderful. An artist in the wild; where else, when the connection to nature, in general, is so important.

I am already looking forward to the next of the monthly planned exhibitions; then as a visitor. For those who would also like to participate, I can only recommend it.

Organizer:

  • https://www.kunstimlabor.ch/
  • https://www.janabenninger.ch/

Photos: Patrick Sorrilha (Instagram: (@reinka_photography) and Larissa Ernst

Rückblick auf ‘Kunst im Labor’, Zürich 2022-10

Letzten Sonntag hat die “Kunst im Labor – Der Kunstmarkt mit dem besten Künstlergemisch” stattgefunden. Toll organisiert, passende Location in der Stadt Zürich, und vor allem faszinierende Künstler und Besucher. Ich habe es so richtig genossen, inmitten von Kreativen, Kreierenden sein zu dürfen, zu diskutieren, zu philosophieren. Statt mechanische Likes, Menschen mit ihren verbalen und non-verbalen Reaktionen. V.a. Kunstbücher physisch, nicht nur online verkauft, von Hand signiert für echte Menschen. Der Anlass hat für mich bleibende Eindrücke und Kontakte hinterlassen. Ein Künstler in freier Wildbahn; wo sonst, wenn doch die Verbindung zur Natur generell so wichtig ist.

Ich freue mich bereits jetzt auf die nächste der monatlich geplanten Ausstellungen; dann auch als Besucher. Für jene, die ebenfalls mitmachen möchten, kann ich dies nur empfehlen.

Organisatorin Kunst im Labor:

  • https://www.kunstimlabor.ch/
  • https://www.janabenninger.ch/

Fotos: Patrick Sorrilha (Instagram: (@reinka_fotografie) und Larissa Ernst

Capitalism is great

THE RIGHT WAY (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120 cm)

CAPITALISM IS GREAT

Shit, how can I pay?
Follow economy!
Inherited through money,
approved by aristocracy,
capitalism is right.
The shitty artists into ruin;
they are not realistic
about the right way.
Serving beauty doesn’t pay!

Hell, how can I say?
Follow politics!
Merited through rights,
approved by meritocracy,
capitalism is great.
The hellish comedians into shame;
they are not serious
about the great way.
Serving humor doesn’t pay!

Fuck, how can I convey?
Follow media!
Gained through voices,
approved by mobocracy,
capitalism is good.
The fucking musicians into oblivion;
they are not important
for the good way.
Serving inspiration doesn’t pay!

God, how can I thrive?
Follow science!
Achieved through tools,
approved by technocracy,
capitalism is correct.
The godly naturalists into sickness;
they are not advanced
about the correct way.
Serving nature doesn’t pay!

Damn, how can I realize?
Follow religion!
Granted through membership,
approved by theocracy,
capitalism is fine.
The damn spirituals into condemnation;
they are not chosen
for the fine way.
Serving the soul doesn’t pay!

Man, how can I help?
Follow the state!
Legit through power,
approved by bureaucracy,
capitalism is fair.
The manly selves into oppression;
they are not conform
with the fair way.
Serving freedom doesn’t pay!

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The Three Doors To The Soul

Almost taken
By the habitual monotony
A trigger of awareness
A push of energy
And I’m back
To do the work
For fitness

Almost estranged
By the usual anxiety
A flicker of light
A grip of compassion
And I’m back
To listen to the heart
For kindness

Almost asleep
By the familiar apathy
A glimpse of purpose
A pull of inspiration
And I’m back
To follow the calling
For wisdom

TORN OUT BY WAR

TORN OUT BY WAR (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm)

TORN OUT BY WAR

I walk in an unknown, dust burnt by the sun, street, a busy one,
and blocks in a line.
Traces of war on walls, the street’s potholes, slow the convoys,
and directed arms.
Keeping the steady pace, to meet at my place, aimed to displace
and cover my face.
Shooting and hellfire, despite the scene so dire, I’m back to inquire,
and I do see her.
I could shoot as well, an angel from hell; they don’t yell
and then repel.
Torn out of this dream, no way to remain; I hope you’re fine,
and we’ll return.
A better time, peace, less shooting at least, conquered the beasts
and where love wins.
Strong to not lose faith, don’t give in to fight, a temporary night,
and we’re alright.


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Blinded

BLINDED (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm)

BLINDED
I stroll around, the light is out
Lighting the lamp is blinding
The bright, from the dark it appears

I listen to it, the music is a hit
Excessive tones are blinding
The melody, from the silence it sounds

I feel it all, the body is tall
Overestimating pleasure is blinding
The strength, from the pain it gains

I look for a sign, the soul is mine
Focussing the outside is blinding
The freedom, from within it springs

I admit u huh, the love is you
Trusting reason is blinding
The knowledge, from the heart it feels


GEBLENDET
Ich geh’ raus, das Licht ist aus
Die Lampe anzuzünden blendet
Das Helle, aus dem Dunkel erschienen

Ich hör’s an, die Musik ist fun
Die Töne zu überdrehen blendet
Die Melodie, aus der Stille erklungen

Ich fühl’ es voll, der Körper ist toll
Das Gefallen überzubewerten blendet
Die Stärke, aus den Schmerzen gewonnen

Ich seh’ hinein, die Seele ist mein
Das Äussere hervorzuheben blendet
Die Freiheit, aus dem Innern gefunden

Ich geb’ es zu, die Liebe bist du
Der Vernunft zu vertrauen blendet
Das Wissen, aus dem Herzen empfunden

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Beauty in Imperfection

BEAUTY IN IMPERFECTION (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm)

Like weathered woods of imperfection
Stood up to life no matter what
A beauty that requires no correction
Its warmth and depth you didn’t forget

Like worn clothes of non-confection
Resisted strain how ever smut
A quality that requisites no deception
Its use and service you don’t reject

Like used goods of full complexion
Endured the challenge, never gave up
A character that desires no attention
Its strength and love you won’t regret

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Good Girl

GOOD GIRL (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 100 cm)

GOOD GIRL

Good girl
Liked by many
Following the rules
Mastering the skills
Obeying what’s told
Be praised
To conform

Desperate girl
Avoided by most
Ignoring the fools
Hiding the tears
Staying on hold
Be chased
To explore

Freed girl
Loved by yourself
Creating your tools
Climbing the hills
Becoming to unfold
Be encouraged
To bloom



BRAVES MÄDCHEN

Braves Mädchen
Bei vielen beliebt
Den Regeln folgend
Sei gepriesen
Für dein Entsprechen

Verzweifeltes Mädchen
Von den meisten intrigiert
Die Dummköpfe ignorierend
Werde gejagt
Für dein Erforschen

Befreites Mädchen
Von dir selbst geliebt
Auf dein Inneres hörend
Sei ermutigt
Für dein Gedeihen


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Radiation

RADIATION (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50 cm)


RADIATION FORMULA

The centering degree of concentration concentrates radiation’s radiance level circled by the radius’ circumference.

(This also applies to people:-))

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The Swan

THE SWAN (M. Sager, 2021. Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 70 cm)

THE SWAN

That swan
Beloved depth; bound forever
Defied cold; gone for never
Smooth gliding; ever and ever
There
In the lake

This swan
Refreshing chatter; newly explored
Lightened Darkness; flickering, consumed
Heated up fog; swanning, desired
Here
At the lake

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I love FOR you

I love FOR you.

To love is to be, do, and become that,
which is in the service of everyone.

Because …

… everyone is loved.
If my bravery can make you rise again,
Then I show you the ‘who’ you thought you couldn’t be.

… everyone does need love.
If my strength can heal your hurting wounds,
Then I make you believe the ‘what’ you believed you couldn’t do.

… everyone becomes love.
If my independence can lead your forgotten way,
Then I become the ‘where’ you feared you couldn’t come.

I love for you, everyone.

Nothing Has Changed (Or the Courage to Cease to Insist)

Nothing has changed

Some time ago we did insist on getting privileges
based on the race inherited from our parents

Nothing has changed

Nowadays still we insist on getting privileges
based on the wealth inherited from our parents

Nothing has changed

If in the future we will insist on getting privileges
due to the thinking inherited from our parents

Nothing has changed

Only if today we ceased to insist on getting privileges
through the courage independent of our parents

Something has changed

 


The world produces enough food to feed the planet’s 7 billion-plus people, so why are so many going hungry?* It’s mainly because most hungry people don’t have the resources to grow or buy food.

*1 in 3 people suffer from some form of malnutrition, which means they lack sufficient vitamins and minerals in their diet, which can lead to health issues such as stunted growth in children. Each year, poor nutrition kills 3.1 million children under the age of 5. (http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-global-world-hunger-day-20170528-story.html)

Life Patterns (Poems & Paintings) – BOOK

LIFE PATTERNS
3 x 19
Poems and paintings captured
along the Happy Colorful Growth path
of life.

For my daughter Natalie.
Tokyo, Summer 2018.

Mathias Sager
amazon.com/author/mathiassager

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Separation: The Mother of Frustration

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Like a nation‘s immigration
So its mothers’ alienation
Strategy for protection
Through separation
Frustration

Like a society’s identification
So its mothers’ justification
Need for appreciation
Through separation
Frustration

Like a family’s condition
So its mother’s assertion
Status for position
Through separation
Frustration

How do you define …

How do you define ‘right’
If you know only black and white
Asks a pen the other
When denied to draw together

How do you define ‘between’
If you know only up and down
Asks a pair of hands
When denied to come to terms

How do you define ‘family’
If you know only friend and enemy
Asks a father the mother
When denied to see his daughter

How do you define ‘collaborators’
If you know only in- and outsiders
Asks a colleague the other
When denied to add his matter

How do you define ‘life’
If you know only birth and death
Asks a thought the conscious
When denied to become perpetuous

To truly love a child

I have lost the child

Of a lonely man

Not in an accident nor war

A suffering psyche of scar

Has lost peace to seed

Fear’s possessive greed

Of a mother’s doubt what could be

If she were free

To truly love

 

I have won the children

Of all world’s men

Not by fighting back to win

A loving heart within

Has found peace to share

Forgiveness to take care

Of a father’s knowing what can be

Because he’s free

To truly love

Connected

The curtain of tears
is the entrance to the light
that connects us in eternity.
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Verbunden
Der Vorhang aus Tränen
ist der Eingang zum Licht,
das uns in Ewigkeit verbindet.

Beyond happiness

I was looking for happiness and found meaning. When I accepted meaning, happiness became meaningless.

Traveling

Traveling

Visiting individual existences
Natural, awakening places
Kissing compassion and potential
Inspiring mysterious doors
Everywhere

Escaping forced appearances
Sterile, lulling spaces
Sucking possession and control
Depressing golden gates
Far away