Desperately Pleasant Top 18 2013
From left to right, top to bottom :
BFlecha - ßeta, Maria Y Jose - Club Negro, DJ Koze - Amygdala
Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back, Tal National - Kaani, V/A-Saint Heron
Pet Shop Boys - Electric, Mañaneros - Hexágono Final, Classixx - Hanging Gardens
Larry Gus - Years Not Living, Factory Floor - s/t, El Remolón - Boxeo Constitución.
Cankun - Culture of Pink, Clarice Falcao - Monomania, Spike - Orange Cloud Nine.
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories, Dënver - Fuera De Campo, Matias Aguayo - The Visitor.
Not really in any order but more of a Top 9 and a Back 9.
"It was a weird year."
Drawings by Adolf Wolfli (1864-1930), Swiss Art Brut artist
"By this [Art Brut] we mean pieces of work executed by people untouched by artistic culture, in which therefore mimicry, contrary to what happens in intellectuals, plays little or no part, so that their authors draw everything (subjects, choice of materials employed, means of transposition, rhythms, ways of writing, etc.) from their own depths and not from clichés of classical art or art that is fashionable. Here we are witnessing an artistic operation that is completely pure, raw, reinvented in all its phases by its author, based solely on his own impulses. Art, therefore, in which is manifested the sole function of invention, and not those, constantly seen in cultural art, of the chameleon and the monkey. Those works created from solitude and from pure and authentic creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim and social promotion do not interfere – are, because of these very facts, more precious than the productions of professionals. After a certain familiarity with these flourishings of an exalted feverishness, lived so fully and so intensely by their authors, we cannot avoid the feeling that in relation to these works, cultural art in its entirety appears to be the game of a futile society, a fallacious parade.”
Collages by Claire Pestaille,