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January 17, 2007

Art's Birthday


art'n'radio birthday parties

Today is January 17th - Art's Birthday.

It was the French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou who in 1963 proposed a public holiday to praise the presence of this essential cultural activity in our lives. While so far any attempts to install the date in official agendas next to Xmas or Independence Day may have failed, for many people Art's Birthday has definitely become a jour fixe to celebrate with like-minded all over the world.

Yet in 2007 art has to share the date with another cultural achievement: radio.

In case you've never heard about that kind of official jubilee related to the latter or so far associated with another day, don't worry. As many other groundbreaking technical developments radio has more than one inventor. Hence you have the choice which date to celebrate.

But why January 17th, 2007? Even the multi-facetted history of radio provides no direct link to this date. More >> [blogged by miss.gunst on we-make-money-not-art]

Posted by jo at January 17, 2007 08:06 AM