Tag Archives: Yves Klein

arendt: spooked horse syndrome

Hannah Arendt was certainly not the first person to mediate on the problem and ramifications of thoughtless evil. As opposed to the cunning, conscious and coherent variety.┬áHer reflections of course, were not entirely understood, or else appropriated to serve diverse … 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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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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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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advertising is pop culture

Are we all part of the Society of the Spectacle, embedded and enmeshed in a vague relationship with internal and external reality all mediated by images, a series of disruptions with no coherent pattern giving us the impression of being … Continue reading

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unvarnished truth: the naked gape

Leaving nothing to the shadowy side of the imagination. Unvarnished. To see the naked without illusions and still accept it, warts and all. If the familiarity becomes tedious and banal, so be it. Its emotional language has simply talked itself … Continue reading

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feel the feeling from without: vulgar(t)

When dreams turn into a dark nightmare, a small flickering flame extinguishable by a baby’s breath. It’s the realization of a nihilistic endgame, but its causes, and controlling forces are not always tangible, the reality is not transparent and the … Continue reading

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somewhere down that crazy river

Body painting. It has to be considered to be one of the oldest forms of art. Way before people covered themselves in clothes, they clothed themselves with pigments. Basically bright mineral paints that temporarily embellished the skin and the use … Continue reading

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LORENZO Da PONTE: The Wandering Libretto

Lorenzo Da Ponte? Venice, 1763. In a church crowded with worshippers and onlookers, a baptism is about to take place. A bishop presides at the ceremony. Giacomo Casanova, sitting in the crowd, observes the baptism of four Jews with a … 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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