Sunday, January 08, 2006

Still loving Charlie Finch....

Self-denial, sacrifice, humility, staples of the religious perspective disappear in the obsessive practice of art: the opening, the sale, the dinner, the party. Indeed, these monkish qualities are openly ridiculed by mobster dealers and the museo floozies who succor them.

I would almost want to talk about religion... I am reading Donald Kuspit, not sure I am catching all of it. Not sure I want to. God, I so despise New York centrism.

2 comments:

  1. Kuspit? I read it too, but to my mind it's old thinking and has been co-opted by the marketplace.
    The problem with all these intellectual styles is that they turn out to be only partially true (if we're lucky) and they all get turned out to pasture once they have been used up. In my opinion, this is the case with postmodernist double talk which now is being used by recent college graduates as intellectual spray paint to cloak the truth. It's a new century, time to face the problems straight on.

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  2. Kuspit? I read it too, but to my mind it's old thinking and has been co-opted by the marketplace.
    The problem with all these intellectual styles is that they turn out to be only partially true (if we're lucky) and they all get turned out to pasture once they have been used up. In my opinion, this is the case with postmodernist double talk which now is being used by recent college graduates as intellectual spray paint to cloak the truth. It's a new century, time to face the problems straight on.

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