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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