Tag Archives: Stockhausen

Accidental art: relationships with the dice

It was a time of accidental art. Where artists let sheer happenstance paint their pictures or a throw of the dice shape their music; a deliberate effort it seemed, to avoid making decisions. An art of escape and procrastination. … … Continue reading

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trading places: go forth

In part, its simply a question of asserting their sheer existence. An unadulterated demand for visibility that exposes the limitations of democracy. … This descending of the mob onto the shopping arteries, and the looting, well, it has terrorized the … Continue reading

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reich: avoiding the sentimental maudlin fantasy

What goes over the line in terms of offensive to prevailing sensibilities? The commemoration of historical memory has always been a delicate issue, especially in regard to the WTC 9/11 attacks. Steve Reich’s new compositions performed by the Kronos Quartet … Continue reading

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Will the last one turn out the lights

Separating the saints from the sinners is being a much more protracted process than was initially foreseen. Due to an unheralded demand, there will at least be a second sitting for the Last Supper.After all, we’ve been on tenterhooks,a seemingly … Continue reading

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negotiating away the apocalyse: rain check

Can you negotiate anything? Even the end of the world? Well, it might take a bit of hubris, and the grand finale, the curtain closer with encore is knocking on our door, the grim reaper of grim reapers, on May … Continue reading

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MEAT PUPPETS: TEENAGE WASTELAND

The intersection between anatomy, art and religion continues to be a divisive and sensitive issue since its locus is a conjunction in a grey zone that straddles the difference, and blurs the barriers between life and death, where clear demarcation … Continue reading

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SKULLDUGGERY AND DEATH AS A READY MADE

Damien Hirst’s new show is using skulls of famous French artistic figures who have been disinterred and sent to the Pantheon, the mausoleum of France’s most honored citizens.That is the rumor. He is confronting the existential crisis in Art by … Continue reading

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Don't Kill Me, I'm With Stupid

”The pathological and cyclical nature of violent behaviour”.  Little one-eyed bunnies with kalishnikovs and other weapons of group destruction attempting to liquidate each other, vigilante style. Unhinged citizens, mad as hell and taking it out on each other,a gang that … Continue reading

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