We are experts of our own lives. But where is the art in this?
“The true art of living is to see the miraculous in the everyday.” (Pearl S. Buck)
One aspect of the art of living may be to appreciate the everyday, even in all its banality. This insight comes from Prof. G. Günter Voß, the speaker in this salon. As an occupational sociologist, he explores everyday life and has come to believe that every person is an expert of his own life. But where is the art in this? In June 2016, Kunstverein Munich presented the exhibition “The Continuing Story of Life on Earth” by the photographer collective Hamburger Eyes. The exhibition showed everyday life. Objects, landscapes, animals. And above all, people. How they manage their everyday lives. In the third Salon for the Art of Living 2016, we found our own artistry in the banality of everyday life. We wanted to find out: Is everyday life a saboteur of the creative? Or maybe even an incentive? Could the mastery of everyday life be an art form?
We have looked at the photo exhibition “The Continuing Story of Life on Earth” by the photographer collective Hamburger Eyes. Then Prof. G. Günter Voß, in his dual role as researcher of everyday life and photographer, gave his unique perspective on the subject.
Chris Fitzpatrick, director of the Kunstverein Munich
Prof. Dr. G. Günter Voß, occupational sociologist, researcher of everyday life,
Work-life balance expert, photographer
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