Tag Archives: Maurizio Cattelan

pontificating over pi

Finding patterns in the random.It is an accepted fact that our world is composed up of golden spirals. That is, the human being is made up of spirals and collectively we are living within one huge spiral. The question is, … Continue reading

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international society of savage customs

What evil lurks in the heart of man? Maybe it doesn’t lurk, rather it dances, it teases, it flatters, it cajoles, it manipulates and end up getting its way. How? The dynamics must be complicated.Especially when evil gets under the … Continue reading

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billions and billions served

Where economics and consumerism and the concept of social justice collide when robotics and consumer commerce grope in some form of embrace. At the moment its more of a media spectacle, although underlying it all is the famous maxim of … Continue reading

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keep your eyes on the road

Two hands on the wheel and not on your fly….It will be the end of the world as they know it….Sometimes things are so nuts, the wackiness only enhanced by state sanctioned religious caveats, against such things as women driving … Continue reading

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heresies for dummies

Puritanism, millenarianism, mysticism and rationalism: the four permanent sources of heresy. None of them are necessarily heretical, nor need they be radical. But at certain times and at certain places something has happened to swell these streams of thought into … Continue reading

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colonizing salvation

We don’t want salvation, we want the messiah! Or do you? If given a million dollars or the messiah arriving? Well, maybe the million, and the messiah a little later. Clearly, the the poor sufferers in the Death Camps of … Continue reading

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presence of the lord

The Protestant Reformation has some strange old bones in the closet. Recessed genes that keep popping up in odd places. Those nasty margin notes of Martin Luther, that sinister side while mocking, and justly the clerical pomp and obedience without … Continue reading

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nude awakenings

Quarrels, separation, arguments, spats, plenty of yelling and screaming, sobbing and tears. The male artist and the nude has, as defined by modernism and then post-modernism, a contrapuntal relationship for the most part; the discordant seeking to resolve issues in … Continue reading

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thrill of the chase: make their day

The premise that links sport hunting to sexism, to predation on women and linking it to animals is essentially not off base, although the implications are much broader, encompassing a more comprehensive portrait of eroticism as weaponry and deeper fetishes … Continue reading

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“museums are just a lot of lies”

There had been nothing like it. A visual world formed literally in the image of Picasso. From fashion and department store advertising, to political caricature, the public was subsumed by these modernist forms of expression; the speed with which newlt … Continue reading

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