Tag Archives: Adorno

passively complicit outrage

There are a number of near non-resolvable dilemmas that artists face in representing the holocaust in their creations. It addition to contributing a broader and profound understanding of the complexities of this tragedy, there are other considerations such as whether … Continue reading

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summer of discontent: is the end near?

” The nature of people is first crude, then severe, ┬áthen benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.” ( Vico) People have no doubt been bemoaning the decadence of the times since the expulsion from the Garden. But what actually constitutes decadence … Continue reading

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keeping it unreal: the advertainers

Are all aspects of or life affected by immediacy? Its an old idea where products not only lend contextual support to a narrative but contribute and propagate a commodity fetishism resulting from the relationship between technology art and advertising.The result … Continue reading

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RHINOS, PICADORS & MINOTAURS

”Picasso had never been a political artist, and as Jung noted, his images seemed increasingly to withdraw from objective reality and primarily reflected some inner psychic state that he was trying to work out on canvas. He made no war-related … Continue reading

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Ambiguities of Modernist Ecstasy

”…the one who comes walking is Chaplin who brushes against the world like a slow meteor even when he seems to be at rest; The imaginary landscape that he brings along is the meteor’s aura which gathers here in the … Continue reading

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Disenchanted With the Jargon of Laughter

… a false sense of liberation masking blind conformity to a cruel social order. That in sum is the view of the comedic arts from Theodore Adorno (1903-1969), philosopher, musicologist and culture expert. These arts fell into what Adorno termed … Continue reading

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