Art's Birthday 2019
January 17, 2019 in the World
Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble in Lisbon at O’culto da Ajuda with RTP Antena 2.
Works by Ângela Lopes, António de Sousa Dias, Gonçalo Gato, Ricardo Ribeiro e Ka’mi
Robert Filliou was a French Fluxus artist, who produced works as a filmmaker, "action poet," sculptor, and happenings maestro. Filliou proposed "Art's Birthday" in 1963.
He suggested that 1,000,000 years ago, there was no art. But one day, on January 17 to be precise, Art was born. Filliou says it happened when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water.
He also proposed a public holiday to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. Art's Birthday was first publicly celebrated in 1973 in Auchen, Germany and at the same time in Paris, France.
Asper - Ricardo Ribeiro
Gárgulas d’Arga - Ângela Lopes
Variações sobre Glosas - António de Sousa Dias
Equilíbrio - Gonçalo Gato
Sonderart des Kreisens II - Ka’mi
Pedro Carneiro - conductor
Sílvia Cancela – flute
Nuno Pinto – clarinet
Vítor Vieira – violin
Luís André Ferreira – cello
Elsa Silva - piano