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Viggo on Democracy Now!


Source: Democracy Now!.
Found By: Chrissie
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© Democracy Now!.
Many thanks to Chrissie for bringing this to our attention.

As part of the promotion for the People's History 10th anniversary event Viggo was on the Daily News Hour.

You can view the video HERE.




(Viggo's bit starts at the 46:00 mark.)


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Viggo's appearance in Lemmings Strike Back


Source: Los Lemmings Contraatacan.
Found By: Chrissie
Categories: Events Viggo News
Chrissie brings us this news from the Mar del Plata Film Festival about screenings of Los lemmings contraatacan - a film directed by Edmundo Bejarano and including a poetic contribution from Viggo.
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© Tuntun Productions.
One of the most lucid poets of his generation, Fabián Casas has built an extraordinary narrative. Lemmings Strike Back tells about that audacious writer's trip across Europe, climbing Berlin's rooftops, assisting the largest book fair in the world along with Washington Cucurto, mixing literature and life. On the way, we see Viggo Mortensen reading his poem at a bookstore in Barcelona. When the trip ends, everyone meets at Fabián's home in Buenos Aires. Sitting in his balcony, he whispers: "accept your fate and try to do the best you can with that."

© Tuntun Productions. Images © Tuntun Productions.

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Viggo - Best Actor Again!


Found By: Chrissie
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Our thanks to Chrissie for bringing us the good news.


News from the Festival du Film de Sarlat in France that Viggo has been voted the Best Male Actor by the Youth Jury for his portrayal of Daru in Loin des Hommes (Far From Men)!

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PRIX D' INTERPRETATION MASCULINE
Désigné par le vote du Jury Jeunes :

VIGGO MORTENSEN pour son rôle dans LOIN DES HOMMES de David OELHOFFEN.

Congratulations Viggo!

Images © One World Films.

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Viggo to perform at People's History 10th Anniversary Event


Found By: Chrissie & Iolanthe
Categories: Events

Thanks to Chrissie and Iolanthe for the bringing us this reminder.


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Voices of a People’s History of the United States

Voices of a People's History of the United States - Los Angeles, CA 11.05.05
Voices of a People's History of the United States ...
Image Frazer Hamilton.
© Frazer Hamilton.
The New School for Public Engagement
and Seven Stories Press, in association with Haymarket Books

present

A special evening of music and readings to celebrate the tenth-anniversary edition of Voices of a People's History of the United States and launch the third — and updated — edition of this acclaimed book by Howard Zinn (1922-2010) and Anthony Arnove.

Voices is the primary-source companion to Zinn's best-selling book A People's History of the United States. It features the words of visionaries, rebels, and dissenters who have changed the course of our history. Jon Stewart calls Voices "gut-wrenching," while Salon says it is "Compelling and indispensable."

Since 2004, the organization Voices of a People's History of the United States has presented performances around the country to tell the stories of these dramatic activists whose contributions are often overlooked while also developing teaching materials for schools from elementary to college level.

This special tenth anniversary event will include Voices editor Anthony Arnove, actors Viggo Mortensen, Peter Sarsgaard, Kelly MacDonald, Aasif Mandvi, Wallace Shawn, Elizabeth A. Davis, Christina Kirk, Erin Cherry, Susan Pourfar, and Brian Jones, singer-songwriters Allison Moorer and Teddy Thompson, poets Staceyann Chin and Kevin Coval, and other special guests to be announced.

Friday, November 21, 2014, at 7 pm
Doors at 6 pm

at The New School's John L. Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th and 14th Streets)
Manhattan


More details here and here.

Tickets are sold out, but you can join a waiting list. And here is a link to bookmark where you will be able to watch a live stream of the event.


Images © Fraser Hamilton.

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo



I was thrilled to see the video again of Viggo talking about his Track 16 Recent Forgeries Exhibit, which Philipa posted a few days ago. It filled me with nostalgia for Viggo's paintings. Each painting was like a multi-media journal of his life, full of scraps of writing and bits of photos. They emerged from the paint like half-hidden secrets which we loved to try and unravel on our art threads. So I couldn't resist doing another painting quotable, combing the archives to try and find some fresh insights. I would love to see new Viggo paintings and perhaps his comment in the exclusive interview he did for V-W last April gives us grounds for some hope!





Mortensen is an artist and he is a trifle obsessed. Every inch of his house is given over to artworks... ...The place is so layered with art that when Mortensen offers a guest a soda, he has to liberate the refrigerator from behind several large paintings in order to get to it.

Kristine McKenna
Recent Forgeries
Smart Art Press
1998




Viggo Mortensen's friend, the actor Dennis Hopper, was once asked to define Viggo's art, and he summed it up this way: "It comes from the subconscious. You take it back into your subconscious and have your own conscious reaction."

That's about as good an explanation as any for the art of a man as complex and enigmatic as Viggo Mortensen.

Celebrity Artist - Viggo Mortensen
By Ken Hall
Art & Frame Review
May 2002




Written words, printed words, often drowned in paint, fragments of paper, images, photographs, the shape of a tree, scratched on to the canvas.

The Painter Hero
By Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan
CIAK
March 2002




Here he puts some paint, there he adds a verse from his poetry, a piece of cloth, sponge, some sand then he paints the half over again, attaches a piece of wire...

One Man Band
By Beata Sadowska (translated by JoannaP)
VIVA Magazine
December 2003




[He] doesn't pay attention to critics' voices: "Many of them would send me to a basic painting workshop, but what is most important to me is that I have fun doing this. Everybody should do what he likes".

One Man Band
By Beata Sadowska (translated by JoannaP)
VIVA Magazine
December 2003




"I operate on instinct and intuition rather than an intellectualized approach to art-making," he said. "Every so often, somebody will tell me about a rule, but eventually I always end up asking myself, 'Why does it have to be this way?'"

Celebrity Artist - Viggo Mortensen
By Ken Hall
Art & Frame Review
May 2002




"In the canvases on which I have been working a while, there are phrases, maxims, extracts from personal diaries or newspapers ... I even use these as the material for my paintings, like the paint. These days I've stopped copying them, so as not to lose them, in notebooks or on the kitchen wall. However they are still there, in my paintings, like so many indications of my past points of view and my experiences ..."

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen: The Soul of a Warrior
by Juliette Michaud
Studio Magazine
December 2002




For Mortensen the canvases are like 'a diary, a representation of my memory, of the way my mind works. They reflect precise experiences and moments, even if I don't necessarily remember them.'

The Painter Hero
By Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan
CIAK
March 2002




"I have a tendency to always leave things for another day. Before I make the first mark on a canvas, it always ends up seeming much more urgent for me to have another cup of tea [laughter]. And then I only have 45 minutes left before some other appointment, so I've already made myself late to begin with..."

Viggo Mortensen
"Freud was a great public relations person"
By Alex Vicente
Público.es – translated by Ollie, Rio and Zoe
4 September 2011




"If I have a day off, I'm not at a Hollywood party. I'm not the type of actor who lives in the press. I'd rather be home in shorts and a T-shirt surrounded by paint brushes, a blank canvas and have a few candles burning as the day fades into the night."

Superstar Viggo's a serious soul at heart
by Cindy Pearlman,
Chicago Sun Times
9 Sept 2007




"I'm aware that some people came to see the actor and not the painter. But once they are here, maybe they will like my pictures".

Viggo talking about his art exhibitions
One Man Band
By Beata Sadowska (translated by JoannaP)
VIVA Magazine
December 2003




Do you still create any visual arts like paintings or drawings?

Drawings, and hope to get back to painting when I move to a bit larger home later in the year.

Viggo-Works Exclusive Interview with Viggo
12 April 2014




Drawings from childhood, computer experiments, canvas, cloth, photographs, rub, scratch, splash, dash. Go for it, Viggo.

Dennis Hopper
Introduction to Recent Forgeries
Smart Art Press
1998




You will find all previous Quotables
here.


© Viggo-Works/Iolanthe.


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