Tag Archives: Vanessa Beecroft

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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secretaries of state

The Society of the Spectacle. Pseudo events. The event becomes at best, an entertaining adjunct to the advertising and fundraising. The event is depersonalized and used to move product; stripped of its subjective meaning, the message becomes tailored to stimulate … Continue reading

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won’t get fooled again

…Pete Townshend says The Who will rock the Super Bowl halftime show with a medley of hits including Pinball Wizard, Baba O’Reilly, Who Are You and Won’t Get Fooled Again…. …The standard stuff. The stuff a band should play in … Continue reading

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facing the book on ambition

This new buzzword that is supposed to encapsulate the idealization of desire among aspiring women is known as the “ambition gap”, which as a precondition, makes the qualitative value of ambition as axiomatic motherhood statement as representing something remarkable, magnificent … Continue reading

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ambition gap

You can’t expect these women to be the Jackie Robinson’s of Silicon Valley. If they want to swar and cuss and piss on the walls of their office. Well. Who cares? The stereotyped role of being self-effacing, demure, caring and … Continue reading

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a little piece of heaven?

Prostrate anxiety? the thingamagig complex. Objectifying the human body as part of splitting off the corporeal from the spiritual and convicting poor Eros of demon status, branding her forever with the unfavorable P.R. she has had to endure. The short … Continue reading

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to tell or not to tell

Its hardly a new problem. Racism seems inextricably bound up with our economic structure, and with ideology, what Veblen termed “invidious comparison” that clarified the complexities between dominated and subjugator such that it is almost inconceivable to think of ┬ámarket … Continue reading

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degenerate art : fear of the everyday hucksters

Signs of pretense. Pretend art where the sentiments are an elaborate fake far removed from genuine emotion. Something like what Freud called the joke in art in his study of Michelangelo’s Moses but now on a grand, industrial scale of … Continue reading

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garbage in-garbage out

The imperial infants.A baby formula, pablum, to convert sometimes vague, sometimes intense, but always complex emotions into a kind of trouble-free zone, a la-la land of pretend. Kitsch. The temptation. The seduction of idealized desire; to replace a higher and … Continue reading

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ATTENTION MEN:THEY MAY EAT YOUR LUNCH

Once it is demonstrated that man and woman are not, and should not be constituted the same, either in character or in temperament, it follows that they should not have the same education. In following the directions of nature they … Continue reading

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