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Our topic: The age of aging

Aging is currently being redefined. "70 is the new 50" as you already know. We have set our noses deep into the complex topic of aging and social change. We are curious and believe that this topic will become even more relevant in the coming decades. Much more relevant.

The knowledge we gain turns into ideas that become products and projects. The company 'World of KAMA' is bigger than a product, it's a vision. Here are some examples of the inspirations we use:

 "Carmen Herrera is very possibly the oldest contemporary artist working today. What is extraordinary about Herrera is that 'commercial sucess' did not come until the early 2000s - after seven decades as an artist. She sold her first painting when she was 89 years old. " Netflix documentary  'The 100 Years Show'  about minimalist pioneer Carmen Herrera. Photo by Matthew Carasella.

"Carmen Herrera is very possibly the oldest contemporary artist working today. What is extraordinary about Herrera is that 'commercial sucess' did not come until the early 2000s - after seven decades as an artist. She sold her first painting when she was 89 years old. " Netflix documentary 'The 100 Years Show' about minimalist pioneer Carmen Herrera. Photo by Matthew Carasella.

The prolific artist, whose work has been shown in New York at The Whitney, in Düsseldorf at the Kunstsammlung NRW, in London at the Lisson Gallery didn’t sell her first painting until she was 89 years old - in part a consequence of an artistic climate that underestimated and overlooked women. Nonetheless, she’s worked in a minimal yet incisive style since the 1940s, creating combinations of sharp-edged forms that overlap and intermingle. Most of her paintings feature only two or three colors, taking the shapes of triangles, rectangles and ovals that vibrate at the seams.

In the mid-20th century, Herrera has recalled, it was difficult for any woman artist to make a name for herself ― and nearly impossible for one whose work registered as stylistically masculine. Today, around 70 years later, despite using a wheelchair and being arthritic, Herrera is still creating work.

It is clear that there is still much work to be done in terms of gender parity in the creative realm, but Herrera’s resilient style and determined spirit serve as an example of what is possible with hard work and a fierce antipathy for sexism. 
Source: www.huffingtonpost.com & whitney.org

 Copyright: Carmen Herrera

Copyright: Carmen Herrera

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FILM-Recommendation on NETFLIX: 'Our Souls At Night'. Addie is paying a visit to her neighbor Louis. Addie: „I want to suggest something to you. Would you be interested in coming to my house sometime to sleep with me?“ Louis looks stunned. Addie: "See, we’re both alone and we’ve been on our own for years. I’m lonely. And I’m guessing you might be, too. Louis, it’s not about sex. It’s about getting through the night. About lying down in bed together and talking through the night until we all asleep. Nights are the worst for me. I think I could sleep again if there was somebody next to me, someone nice.“ Louis chuckles awkwardly and says: „I don’t know. Can I think about it?“ Addie: „Of course. Thank you for your time.“ To be continued.
On NETFLIX.

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Silver Living Study: The fear of loneliness in old age is widespread.

On November 21, 2017, the presentation of a study commissioned by Silver Living on the topic of loneliness and fears in old age and wishes of the elderly where and how to live took place in Vienna.

The key statements of the study

  • 50% of the 60-69 year-olds fear the loss and lack of friends and acquaintances while getting old.
  • 14% of the Austrian population are convinced that will be lonely at old age; 2/3 of Austrians are afraid of loneliness.
  • Singles are more pessimistic about the future.
  • The main fears of over 60 year olds are having to move into a care home, dementia and being dependent on others.
  • Seniors still have many dreams and wishes for the future.
  • Assisted living is well-known in the Austrian population and represents a form of living for older people that they strive for.

 

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FILM-Recommendation on NETFLIX 'France: Chaos and Creation'.

The film “Franca: Chaos and Creation,” is featuring the longtime Vogue Italia editor in chief. The documentary was filmed by her son Francesco Carrozzini over the course of four years, highlighting the bond between mother and son. It does not shy away from very personal material, such as Carrozzini’s discovery on camera that his father was already married at the time of his relationship with Sozzani. The death of his father four years ago triggered Carrozzini’s desire to connect even more deeply with his mother. Franca Sozziani died of lung cancer shortly after the film was released.

 Photo by Ines Doujak.

Photo by Ines Doujak.

 Photo by Margot Pilz.

Photo by Margot Pilz.

 Louise Bourgeois - Photo by Herlinde Koelbl.

Louise Bourgeois - Photo by Herlinde Koelbl.

 Photo by Sepp Dreissinger.

Photo by Sepp Dreissinger.

Maria lassnig - youthful and age-wise

Maria Lassnig was 94 years old when she passed away in May 2014. Lassnig's work served as inspiration for artists, poets, scholars, filmmakers and art lovers. She ‘inhabited’ her work, was one with her work, so much so that she did not like to part with her paintings when an exhibition was planned. Gallery owner Friedrich Petzel said Lassnig literally felt exposed, misunderstood or worse: ignored. The "little girl from the country" never wanted her age to be a factor in any public judgment of her work. However, younger painters do see and most importantly feel Maria’s rigorous, confident and intimate pictures. Maria Lassnig loved New York; she wanted to be seen in a community of legendary painters, even though most of those she admired had died decades ago.

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