Tag Archives: Louise Bourgeois

somebody’s baby

The Surrealist movement was founded in Paris by a small group of writers and artists who sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. Disdaining rationalism and literary realism, and extensively influenced by … Continue reading

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faking the real: postures in palestine

A modern aesthetic rebellion against bourgeois existence. Its an ambiguous rhetoric, an in-between, between aesthetic and political radicalism that never commits to either; like the British promising the same dunams of land to jew and arab. As protest, it is … Continue reading

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hilltops to the sea

The government implies the settlers relationship to the land exists only in a nominal sense, a legal and technical sense grounded in international law, and the larger sense of the international community and its administrative apparatus. A nominal sense for … Continue reading

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is that your hand on my thigh?

A story of sex, secrets, and Ivy League denial or is it fantasy? Disavowal. Complicity. A career boost. Might as well milk it for what its worth. As if fawning over her is somehow a mark of distinction, A heaven-sent … Continue reading

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for what is honor

God forbid. god forbid. god forbid. Gender division has nothing to do with god. It is a human construction. A devised, contrived, set of human boundaries that has promoted untold suffering, degrading both victim and victimizer. Boundaries based on sex … Continue reading

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kahlo: sensuous transmutation and visionary longing

Undaunted. Defiant. Frida Kahlo is the textbook case of suffering for her art and transforming that suffering into art. Still, after all these years, her reputation seems to absorb new strands of thought which only augment the interest and intrigue … Continue reading

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giants: part metal packets

Apparently, size does matter.They are giants. twelve feet high; a haunting reminder of the ancient nephilim said to have wandered the earth in a remote past. But these are mythological monsters transformed into autonomous¬† structures that do feed a certain … Continue reading

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Miro and the green paradises of childhood

Perhaps the most striking characteristic of a child’s art is that it cannot go wrong. There are no bad drawings by children; in the same way, there are no bad paintings by Joan Miro. The German dramatist Heinrich von Kleist … Continue reading

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dionysus: an ecstatic death with a directed soul

So now, as always, Dionysus shows himself in his traditional forms- alluring,pansexual; madness reigns, an urge to dance comes over people, a trance inducing beat can be heard from the mountains, and the wine is uncorked. But if Dionysus is … Continue reading

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back to the garden: Miro and green paradises of childhood

Perhaps the most striking characteristic of a child’s art is that it cannot go wrong. There are no bad drawings by children; in the same way, there are no bad paintings by Joan Miro. The German dramatist Heinrich von Kleist … Continue reading

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