I’m obsessed with bread

Isabelle Frances McGuire – There is always someone working harder than you. I am that someone
Dead dough, shrink plastic, June bug. 2017.

McGuire prints “There will always be someone working harder than you” in small text, jammed into a frame made out of thin loaves of bread. The message seems to allude to capitalist culture’s relentless demand to always work harder, but at the bottom of the frame is a line written in the same font, “I am that someone,” an indication that McGuire’s frustrations are directed as much inward as at the culture in general.

Isabelle Frances McGuire, There Is Always Someone Working Harder Than You. I Am That Someone, 2017

“I’m obsessed with bread, but the part of bread that I’m obsessed with is the science behind it: how yeast and bacteria can assist our lives,” McGuire says. “I use bread and yeast and sugar on the glass so that it will transform the piece into something else.”

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Grocery List Sketched by Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti – Grocery List
March 18, 1518

Owned by the Casa Buonarroti museum in Florence, Italy, this 500-year-old list was written and illustrated by the sculptor/painter/poet/personality on the back of a letter. Michelangelo’s servant was likely illiterate, so Michelangelo sketched out what he wanted to eat.

In March 1518, Michelangelo feasted on fish and bread

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Memories of our ancestors

Christos Foukara

These three bodies of works are testimony to Foukaras’ conscious effort to keep the traditional image of Cyprus and the people who lived in past times vibrant in our memory.

Memories of our ancestors

Foukaras, from Kissonerga, studied art at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow (1970–1976). After his studies he moved to Athens where he worked and exhibited a series of works inspired by the events of 1974. From 1979 until 2004, he worked as an art teacher in secondary schools.

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