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Painting the picture

November 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

“[Florida Department of Corrections] inmates convicted of property crimes and weapons-possession offences have the most tattoos, while sex offenders, particularly those convicted of paedophilia, tend to have the fewest. Inmates with at least one tattoo were actually 9% less likely to have been incarcerated for murder than those without. The effect is even more pronounced […]

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So there

October 29th, 2017 · No Comments

“It’s very hard indeed if not impossible to intend or design something uncanny. The uncanny results, it isn’t something you have much control over.” – Ian Penman, “Wham Bang, Teatime” (emphasis in original)

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The still, calm center

December 13th, 2016 · No Comments

“In a violent, distracted, media-saturated world the most needed artistic resource is no longer a critique of the possibility of meaning—mass culture itself has become that critique. What is needed, rather, is the production of meaning that resists distraction. Consumer capitalism thrives by simultaneously creating human loneliness and commodifying a thousand cures for it. One […]

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The man who fell to art

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

“The most interesting thing for an artist is to pick through the debris of a culture, to look at what’s been forgotten or not really taken seriously. Once something is categorized and accepted, it becomes part of the tyranny of the mainstream, and it loses its potency.” – David Bowie (interviewed by Michael Kimmelman in […]

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Usually

June 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

“In art, ambiguity is not a fault.” – David Manier, “Sex and Lots of It”

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Like an imperial government

May 19th, 2015 · No Comments

“The texture of any great work of art is complex and ambiguous.” – Northrop Frye, “The Archetypes of Literature”

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The Zen of Criticism

April 25th, 2015 · No Comments

“To judge a contemporary work of art correctly demands that calm, unprejudiced mood which, while susceptible to every impression, carefully guards against preconceived opinion or feelings. It requires a mind completely open to the particular work under consideration.” – Carl Maria von Weber, (Composers on Music, ed. Sam Morgenstern)

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Work it. Infinite repetitions.

April 4th, 2015 · No Comments

“For practical living, man needs to be free in his thought and responsible in his actions. But in dealing with art, responsibility of thought, which makes for slowness of judgment, and freedom of action, which makes for flexibility of taste, constitute the mechanics of vigor.” – Virgil Thomson, Taste in Music

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How much for the little girl?

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

“Thus it happened that Adolf Schiele, then twenty-four, encountered Franz Soukup’s twelve-year-old daughter. According to family legend, it was love at first sight, at least for Adolf, who vowed to make Marie his wife. Whether, as has been said, the Soukups opposed the marriage is debatable; the connection with the prosperous Schiele family was certainly […]

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Do it well, too

April 6th, 2013 · No Comments

“We don’t need art to express ourselves. If you are sad, then cry. If you are angry, destroy something. If you don’t like something, say no to it. But if you want to make art, then do it because you want to make art and not for any other reason.” – Slovenian Damien Hirst (interviewed […]

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The commodification of the transcendent

April 6th, 2013 · No Comments

“My definition of art is very straightforward: Art is what is sold as art, and that’s it. When someone buys something, believing he or she is buying art, then it is art. If you pay for something because you think it’s art, you’re basically creating art: the buyer creates art, not the artist. This is […]

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Your mission, should you decide to accept it, or not

April 5th, 2013 · No Comments

“Every new generation of artists is faced with the task of originating new forms of work that fall outside the margins of established commodity. In other words, to create work that  is uncommodifiable, though it will not remain so for long. This is the cycle, the dance, the lie at the heart of the avant-garde, […]

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Places

February 17th, 2013 · 4 Comments

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February 10th, 2013 · 4 Comments

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Fooled you

February 10th, 2013 · No Comments

“Art requires suffering, just not the kind you thought.” – Hugh Sheehy, “Getting Outside”

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Places

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Things

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