“Speculative Realist (Found) Object Intervention” at “Welcome to MIT Playtest” at MIT List Visual Arts Center on May 16 succeeded in bring a post-subjective dialectic simultaneously into the American art museum & the academy at the start of “MIT Media in Transition +10: Democracy in Digital Media” — where the Mother/Great Mother was publicly honored on a gender equal panel.
Pour ma chère J-F: Les Hasards Nécessaires Penn Station to Gare Centrale de Montréal crossing the border by means of a test originating in Quebec’s magical forest La Reine des jeux has spoken: “Necessary Chances are the first step to the Hieros Gamos.” Did I write test? I meant text! Les Hasards Nécessaires is aContinue reading “Leonard Cohen Park”
Deconstructing Critical Theory
“…sometimes shears will do, sometimes a scythe…and sometimes, in the case of the overgrown weeds in the garden of psychiatry, we need ‘Badiou’s Sickle’ to do the job of separating philosophy from its conditions.”
Eclipses have powerful effects that can take years to manifest.
What a synchronicity! On my last posting, I predicted that Faro would be the site of a new modernism… “289”, with its peering simultaneously into the past and future through the Kairos leap of present, a valuable international marker indicating the timing of a new modernism. …and it happened! What a sight! This was aContinue reading ““Lumen: A Love Story” from Faro”
It is rare, anywhere in the world, to experience the delight of an art exhibition so fully integrated into the environment that the visitor is confounded as to distinguish art from artefact, and architectural decay from nature. Playing on such uncertainty transforming observer into participant is the sheer brilliance of “289”, a multimedia exhibition ofContinue reading ““289” is the Dial Code of a New Modernism”
Was it merely an accident that the trademark for this historic event has Marilyn above a diptych of Adam & Eve? Marilyn’s split identity — of the celebratory champagne blonde Marilyn Monroe & the brooding brunette Norma Jean — was that of the American Love Goddess resurrecting the pre-patriarchal Venus, with her two faces ofContinue reading “The Quantum Leap of the Critic into the Third”
The retrospective of Nedret Sekban, the longtime professor of painting at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, at the majestic domed exhibition space engenders the sacred.
Postmodernism is a movement that refused to die. The aged postmodern icons go on and on…and as prominent critic Eleanor Heartney declared way back in 2004: “There is nothing to replace (them).” And then, along came James Franco… By 2008. the movie star had become bored and frustrated with the limitations of his expression confinedContinue reading “TIME’S UP JAMES FRANCO!”