cultura


  Curated  by   Javier  RAMIREX

 

      Dec.   12 -  Jan. 3, 2016

  
Riny ADAMS - Kristina  ASSARSSON Gültekin BILGE 
 Isabel BOTELHO - Rosslyn DUNCAN
   Javier  RAMIREX - Leena  NOUSIAINEN - Maija YLÄ SAHRA





MARZIA  FROZEN

Neumagener Straße 27

Haus 7

13088 Berlin  

www.marziafrozen.com


Marzia Frozen is pleased to announce an  international  group exhibition of a new generation of artists working today. This will be a group exhibition at MARZIA FROZEN in Berlin, and will feature a selection of  paintings, sculptures.

Cultural  invention has come to mean any innovation that is new and found to be useful to a group of people and expressed in their behavior but which does not exist as a physical object. Humanity is in a global "accelerating culture change period", driven by the expansion of international commerce, the mass media, and above all, the human population  explosion, among other factors.

Cultures are internally affected by both forces encouraging change and forces resisting change. These forces are related to both   social  structures and natural events, and are involved in the perpetuation of cultural ideas and practices within current structures, which themselves are subject to change.
Social conflict and the development of technologies can produce changes within a society by altering social dynamics and promoting new  cultural  models, and spurring or enabling  generative action.  These social shifts may accompany  ideological shifts and other types of cultural change. For example, the U.S. feminist movement involved new practices that produced a shift in gender relations, altering both gender and economic structures. Environmental conditions may also enter as factors. For example, after tropical forests returned at the end of the last  ice age, plants suitable for domestication were available, leading to the invention of  agriculture, which in turn brought about many cultural innovations and shifts in social dynamics.

Cultures are externally affected via contact between societies, which may also produce—or inhibit—social shifts and changes in cultural practices. War or competition over resources may impact technological development or social dynamics. Additionally, cultural ideas may transfer from one society to another, through diffusion or acculturation. In    diffusion,the form of something (though not necessarily its meaning) moves from one culture to another. For example,  hamburgers, fast food in the United States, seemed exotic when introduced into China. "Stimulus diffusion" (the sharing of ideas) refers to an element of one culture leading to an invention or propagation in another. "Direct Borrowing" on the other hand tends to refer to technological or tangible diffusion from one culture to another. Diffusion of innovations theory presents a research-based model of why and when individuals and cultures adopt new ideas, practices, and products.


In the  humanities, one sense of culture, as an attribute of the individual, has been the degree to which they have cultivated a particular level of sophistication,  in the  arts, sciences, education, or manners. The level of cultural sophistication has also sometimes been seen to distinguish  civilizations from less complex societies. Such hierarchical perspectives on culture are also found in class-based distinctions between a high culture of the social elite  and a low culture,    popular  culture or   folk culture of the lower classes, distinguished by the stratified access to cultural  capital.  In common parlance, culture is often used to refer specifically to the symbolic markers used by  ethnic  groups   to distinguish themselves visibly from each other such as  body  modification,   clothing or  jewelry.

Mass culture refers to the  mass-produced  and mass  mediated forms of  consumer culture that emerged in the 20th century. Some schools of philosophy, such as Marxism and critical theory, have argued that culture is often used politically as a tool of the elites to manipulate the lower classes and create a  false  consciousness, such perspectives common in the discipline of cultural  studies.  In the wider social  sciences,  the theoretical perspective of cultural materialism holds that human symbolic culture arises from the material conditions of human life, as humans create the conditions for physical survival, and that the basis of culture is found in   evolved biological dispositions.


riny
Riny ADAMS
Torn paper
, 2014
  Mixed media  on  canvas
100 x 100 cm





sweden
Kristina  ASSARSON
Another World
, 2014
  Oil  on canvas
100  x 80 cm







gultekin
Gültekin BILGE
Son of the Sun
, 2014
Mixed media on canvas
  100 x 100 cm





duncan
Rosslyn DUNCAN
The  Sapient Paradox
, 2015
  Mixed Media  on canvas
  100 x 70 cm





liisa
Liisa PANKOLA
Oppenness
, 2015
  Oil  on canvas
  100 x 120 cm






leena
Leena NOUSIAINEN
  Fleurs Noires III
, 2014
  Oil on canvas
  116 x 81 cm





juntos
Maija YLÄ SAHRA
Los Justos,
  2011
Mixed media  on canvas
60  x  80 cm