Arthemist Statement 2.6: Why create art that nobody asked for? (Hardcover)
The artist Bj rn Ven strives to see the world and dreams about what it could be, arguing for the importance of creating art in a way in which success is irrelevant. Ven has developed the two terms 'Arthemist' and 'Arthemy' to define his ideas about life, and art, that are at odds with our world. The book reflects on happiness and how a shift in what we value can bring humanity to a new frontier. Ven may have accidentally written a self-help book, but for those who wish to fail. Using the 'Licensed Fool' methodology, Ven practises and embraces failure when he creates photographs, video, drawings, music, performance art and texts, because perfection is reproducible and failure is human.
Arthemist Statment 2.6 features work by Bj rn Ven from 2006-2021. 57 images (hard cover) and 47 images (ebook).
Content warning: 3 images of male nudity.