The Art of Oblivion “… just as early industrial capitalism moved the focus of existence from being to having, post-industrial culture has moved that focus from having to appearing.” ― Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle Art has always lived at the edge between structure and entropy, whether metaphysically, psychologically, metaphorically, symbolically or directly.
Musings on the state of beauty and the sublime. “Beauty is your sure bet that desire, unmolested, is going to make you feel around. The Sublime is your failure to feel anything around the beautiful, knowing well it’s there.” —Faheem Haider “Reports that say there’s — that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because
“. . . because art isn’t something out there…It is not a “picture” of an artistic experience. It has to become experience itself, and in that sense it can only be earned by one’s own body rhythms, one’s own color sense, one’s own sense of smell, of light, of texture being so automatically articulated there
“Mama always told me not to look into the eye’s of the sun But mama, that’s where the fun is” —Blinded by the Light, Bruce Springsteen 10. We want to demolish museums and libraries, fight morality, feminism and all opportunist and utilitarian cowardice. —F. T. Marinetti, The Futurist Manifesto (1909) In the recent issue of Harpers
Modernism was born of a utopian ideal to elevate humanity through science and order. It looked inward and saw perfection, clarity and infinite creativity. The promise never came to fruition. The perfect alignment and sweeping majesty of the Plaza in Albany, NY or Niemeyer’s (who died last week) Brasilia, became monuments to the banality of