Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Beuys’

Yoko Ono

Sunday, January 7th, 1990

Every viewer who chooses to partic­i­pate will have a different expe­ri­ence. For me, it was a moving medi­ta­tion on loss, change, and getting a second chance. As one of the char­ac­ters in William Faulkn­er’s novel The Wild Palms says, “Between grief and nothing, I will take grief.”

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Anselm Kiefer

Wednesday, February 1st, 1989

Anselm Kiefer uses the language of modern art to rewrite the kind of grandiose nine­teenth-century history painting that modern art rejected. He paints a raging elegy for the failure of reason and civi­liza­tion to over­come the evil that is part of human nature. Yet for Kiefer, only the magic of art can build some­thing beau­tiful out of the wreck of reason and the failure of history.

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