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hessel: stuck down gideon’s well

Peculiar man this Stephane Hessel. The man of no fixed address in the spiritual sphere, floating vaguely between strains of Jewish thought and Christianity who grounded himself by welding his soul onto onto the deck of likely the ship of … Continue reading

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deep philosophy or conceptual quip?

The greatest philosopher in modern art? Or did the art world make him, artificially construct him into a “readymade” himself, the philosopher who would trash tradition and under the pretext of modernism and the new, engage in the kind of … Continue reading

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the wall street scuffle

The man approached the teller and proceeded to undertake his deposit, transfer money to his line of credit and ended his sequence by a request to order cheques, a package of fifty would suffice, but a greater quantity if less … Continue reading

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the smell of smoke

Is art an effective means of dealing with a painful subject; after all, art’s form does not preclude the possibility of subject matter and emotions of the most intense and and appalling nature¬† leading the aesthetic to serve as basis … Continue reading

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duchamp’s children: spectacle of the private parts

…. Is there still the spiritual in art, the kind of transcending of the sacred/profane dynamic that Kandinsky spoke of? The grip of anti-art within the art world is predominant and intransigent. The argument has been made that post-modern art … Continue reading

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lego : mirroring evil

A funny spoof on Lego sets and toy commercials is circulating on YouTube, but humorous in a somewhat disconcerting way. Almost a decade ago, Donald Kuspit made a famous assertion on a Rudolf Herz piece of art showing photos of … Continue reading

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redemption against a brick wall

The representation of trauma. What are the limits, the intersection between the desire to understand and the voyeuristic gaze? The conjunction of political and popular culture can collapse the meaning of distance resulting in a moral strain and ambiguity where … Continue reading

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artistic terror : conceptual cowardice?

Is Marcel Duchamp a terrorist? In a figurative sense, a weapon of mass destruction. The super-bomb/dirty bomb alchemical chain reaction where crap is turned into monetary gold. Clearly, with the ready-made, there was an initial anti-hierarchical space of thought, something … Continue reading

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ready made for action

An animal expression in intellectual disguise? An artistic terrorist? An ambassador to the reproductive qualities of art? A parody of art in which the object is a symbol, an interpretation of a subject. Anti-art.¬† What, exactly, are the ideas that … 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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