Tag Archives: Andres Serrano

gas leak

The crappy nothingness of it all that skirts the foggy perimeter that defines vulgarity and respectability with a play on the pretensions of class and its relation to income. A sort of laughing gas that comes out of the human … Continue reading

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ballot box of brotherhood love: sphynx fetish

Normative democracy based on the rule of property law. Turkey light. That seems to be the template to be adopted. According to the Financial Times, the debt market is stabilizing and the stock market in Cairo is rising slowly. Egypt … Continue reading

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the great white hope

The shitty nothingness of it all. Shit as pure nothingness. The essence of the empty and void.Nothingness. A man eager to give society, the political body, a political enema to purge it of all its shit. Politics as substitute shit. … Continue reading

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loose lips sink ships: uncertainty principal

As Clausewitz postulated, war is simply a means for a pre-determined purpose. A continuation of policy which implies a rather solid and usually sordid link between politics and war. There have been newer theories, which may actually be clever repackaging … 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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witkin: aesthetic priest last rites

Sprinkle a bit of holy water. throw some ash over he shoulder and maybe keep a little pepper spray in the frock. A tragic morbidity that seems to romanticize violence even as it masquerades ostensibly as a critique, maybe a … Continue reading

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flush hard: we’ve come a long way?

The cliche that newness has become. Its hard to argue with Donald Kuspit’s assertions on modern art, beginning with Marcel Duchamp’s Ready Mades as a confidence game, with the ready made being a surrogate for the female body. His bases … Continue reading

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a private necessity: embodied material culture

Its a simple act. But one charged with complex emotional meaning. But then everything connected with the body is complicated and related to such issues as anxiety, fear, money, self-esteem and sexuality; much of this is widely disseminated in modern … Continue reading

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brillo pad to kraft dinner to goldfish: integral equations

Maybe it was supposed to be a fake. This whole PR campaign that faked an incident where Banksy transformed the Jesus the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro into Bin Laden was a photo-shop effort. But, though inauthentic and phony, … Continue reading

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drawing on pre-human sources

Its an old idea. The typical John Doe sees an abstract expressionist painting, and explains to himself that there is no justice in this world. Why should the likes of Willam de Kooning, Jackson Pollock et al. be so immortalized … Continue reading

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