Tag Archives: Alexandre Trauner

war and conflict: those pauses that refresh

Its the ultimate kitsch product. Coke. All style and form. No substance. Something with multiple layers of meaning exposing a vast fictionality of the object situated in a space between reality and illusion. Kitsch. Both imitative and its negation, kitsch … Continue reading

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the republic on the flying trapeze

the relation of Nicolas Sarkozy with high culture has usually been ambivalent, or aggressively indifferent. the “President Bling-Bling” as the snickering and smug detractors of his cultural legacy like to point out, is hardly in the tradition of France’s past. … Continue reading

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MIMETIC ART & THE SWEET BLACK ANGELS

”Paris est si petit pour les gens ¬†gens comme nous qui s’aiment d’un aussi grand amour” ( Children of Paradise ) Children of Paradise was conceived as a film spectaculaire in the fullest sense of the term. It is a … Continue reading

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