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utopia : bauhaus uber alles?

The Bauhaus as the end of art as a humanizing activity. Not even the marker of Benjamin’s messianic nihilism. Just the nihilism of barbarous anonymity. A lifeless black hole. Maybe, ultimately, Bauhaus is so anti-kitsch it is kitsch. Is the … Continue reading

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Jackie : putting pins in the valley of the dolls

A product of her times. Or simply another variant on the white liberal Eastern establishment, make that neo-liberal and what appears to be appallingly ethno-centric and racist, filled with any number of twisted ideas as a defense mechanism in guarding … Continue reading

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when the abyss stares back

You have to question one of the basic axioms of Western life, a foundational myth of the enlightenment that “civilized” society values human life. That a life is precious. Sanctified. Or rather,  an eye for an eye. A tooth for … Continue reading

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