Sophia Al-Maria describes art, and specifically the process of putting together an exhibition as radically incomplete and inherently experimental
In Dubravka Ugrešić ’s The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, she attributes the following quote to the Russian literary theorist and critic Victor Shklovsky: “I have no desire to construct a plot. I am going to write about things and thoughts. To compile quotations.”
World-building is a term most often associated with fantasy, both film and literature, and gaming. Continue reading “the generosity of world-building”
“Because those are the things I won’t remember.”
(Takashi Murakmi, Infinity, Mixed Media, 2008).
Just riffing here…
Marshall McLuhan’s hot and cold media bother me.
Francesca Woodman, House #3, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976
“I would argue that the compulsion of the narrative derives its interpretive animation from the real threat of loss,” Michael Ann Holly writes in her book The Melancholy Art; whether as an art historian you are acting the detective solving the mystery of a painting, or the philosopher attempting to articulate an affective response to a work of art, the motivation for the work remains the same: the experience of a loss.
The spectacle is the effective dictatorship of illusion in modern society. – Guy Debord Continue reading “on notes on the death of culture”
Carlos Labbé is kind of a downer. Well, sort of. Maybe he’s just a realist.
Caption: Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VIII, 1923.
Is the art world’s codification of meaning-making in art responsible for the general lack of public engagement with it?