Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Sussman’

Rosemarie Trockel

Saturday, May 25th, 1991

“All these images are obliterated, defaced, lost. It’s about those marginal, mundane experiences that are for some reason significant to her. There are certain things about her work that are mysterious. They remain mysterious. And she treasures that mysteriousness.”

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Ilya Kabakov/Soviet Conceptual Art

Sunday, January 6th, 1991

When you look up, all those fragments convey a vertiginous sense of disintegration, and decay. But when you look down, everything is compressed onto a single shiny surface, and it’s beautiful. All that debris — all that waste and pain — is transformed into art.

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The Situationists

Saturday, January 28th, 1989

The Situationists called for an art of excess, delirium, outrage, and social change. They believed that capitalism had turned contemporary life into a society of “spectacle” that its inhabitants could only passively watch and consume. Situationism would bring art out of the museums and into the streets, and sabotage the society of spectacle by creating situations in which people could turn their own lives into a creative experience.

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