How to Become the Best Artist in the World by Mitch Brezounek
‘How to Become the Best Artist in the World’ shows how Doug, an ageing painter, and his son create a video course on VHS tape with tips on how to become the best artist in the world. In 10 chapters, clichés of the artist’s existence are enlarged, including the currently much debated principle of the “bad boy image” and reducing the importance of women in this to their outward appearance.
It is the enlargements and simplifications of behaviours in the film that make you laugh, while at the same time pointing out that these absurdities are often not so far removed from the sad reality, in which it often turns out that a big mouth and playing the alpha male can take you far into this world.
The video was shown earlier this year during Sofia Art Week, Swan Song, curated by Voin de Voin and Lisette Smits at Æther Sofia. For this online edition of Hoogtij, we present the teaser. The complete work with a duration of 35 minutes can be seen via the following link: https://youtu.be/3Sr8DoNKOow
Mitch Brezounek (France, 1989) is an artist based in Plovdiv. He graduated the National Academy of Art in Brittany – Lorient, France. In his works he uses various techniques such as ceramic, drawing, painting, video installation and animation. He was a member of the art collective Ouest Fisting (2013 – 2017), that was part of the underground graphic culture in Lorient, mainly producing fanzines, silkcreen prints, DYE and videos.
In 2017 Æther Sofia presented Brezounek’s solo show Incubus. Other solo shows include: “We love Russia”, Point Blank gallery, Plovdiv (2016); “Venus Ritual”, Gallery L’Union, Plovdiv (2018).
About Æther Haga
ÆTHER HAGA is a sibling space from ÆTHER SOFIA in Bulgaria and is initiated and curated by artists Marie Civikov and Voin de Voin. Occasionally it will present a selection of artists and will unfold proposals of what intersects along the east/west trajectory based on the already started dialogues at the eastern point. Within this the project strives to make a more physical bond between the continental linear directions, its psycho-geographic potentiality and a bridge less faible, built upon sharing, discussion and exchange. Æther Haga will be programming irregular and shares its digital platform with Æther Sofia. Follow their Facebook page to stay updated.
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