Tag Archives: Maurizio Cattelan

period productions

The shock of the new. A trauma involving a break in the continuity of existence… Which Picasso? As great an impresario as he was a painter, Picasso in his lifetime had produced a whole repertory of artists bearing the same … Continue reading

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splitting off a part of themselves

Well, Slavoj Zizek did say that Gandhi was more violent than Hitler. And Marcel Duchamp, according to Donald Kuspit was a terrorist like Hitler; ¬†Historical revisionism and the branding of the dictator? … …A Turkish TV commercial has sparked international … Continue reading

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wall street : hot under a blue collar

If anything, the eviction of the Occupy Wall Street protestors has simply evoked the long-standing fallacy of Joseph Stiglitz’s assertion of the 1% vs. 99% thesis. The police. Those on blue know where the bread is buttered and those in … Continue reading

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pledging alleigance to the hollow man

It was to address the decline of individuality. In the new technological world, the individual had meaning and value only to the extent it was in the service of this new instrumentality. Artistically, though artists generally targeted their work into … Continue reading

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take off your hat when the hearse passes

God always seems to be bumping into an atheist’s head in the most unexpected places. There was always Voltaire fessin’ up on his deathbed.His almost comic anti-semitism attributed to a repressed piety and faith. But, then he was always angling … Continue reading

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lenin road show: the neverending tour

Rudolf Herz is not exactly a stranger¬† to controversy regarding his unconventional approach to memory and remembrance. His work often attempts to explore the malevolence that underlines the criticisms directed towards him and certain other artists such as in the … 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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private meanings and public purpose

It is almost unfathomable to comprehend the workings and the processes of what could be considered average human imagination in all its glory of striving through a thought process littered with reason and the irrational, the real and the netherworld … Continue reading

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The sheen factor: how to euthanize a fish

Although March 8th will mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, women can ostensibly claim a dry or cold form of progress, but under the veneer of egality, they remain deeply exploited; it takes more than law to bridge … Continue reading

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toys in the attic

We can tell the wealth of someone by how expensive their toys are. These toys would never find their way into the Christmas fireman’s fund to help the needy.Whether its kind of a luxurious pack-rat complex is open to speculation. … Continue reading

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