Category Archives: Literary Inspiration

Art Review Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Israel

Kehinde Wiley’s portraits are about overcoming oppression, about re-presenting black men as creators of culture rather than as the victims or villains in the way that art and media so often casts them. Continue reading

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Occupy

Why is the peace movement using military language? What is the difference between occupying and colonizing? How can we hope to usher in a post-colonialist era by being occupiers? What do we want in the end? Certainly not peace, because … Continue reading

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To the Artists

Interesting how everything disappears: enemies, relatives, the love of those I once thought was forever, youth, the Berlin Wall and other temporary political borders, fears and such barriers I thought I couldn’t overcome… One thing stays and that is me … Continue reading

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I no longer like art.

I have decided that I don’t like art. Just having said that has freed my mind to come up with at least three new art projects! Try it some time. Just visited the Deutsche Guggenheim show of works by Yto … Continue reading

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I Am at the End of America

If we didn’t have assholes we wouldn’t have shit. Continue reading

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Of Water and Blood

This lusting for American pop-culture is really still a hunger for that piece of American pie, of fame and fortune, all cherry and bright red apple rolled into a buttery crust of rich promise. Let’s not mention what is commonly known by now—that razor blades and shards of glass are hidden in that luscious filling—that those secret weapons, masquerading as yummy and nutritious, slice tongues to bloody ribbons, silencing voices that could have said so much. Continue reading

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Four Snowmen: A Tragic Love Story

Response to Amy Cutler’s gouache painting, “Four Snowmen,” currently on exhibition at SITE Santa Fe Maureen Burdock The despondency of the situation is tangible as new snow on one’s barren head. But we’re not talking about new snow here. Nope, we … Continue reading

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Never Been Done Before

The most radical thing an artist can do in the 21st century is not to try to do something that hasn’t been done before, but to genuinely respond to situations and ideas, to move beyond her or his comfort zone … Continue reading

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Proposal for Art Triage

Art that cannot live outside the white-cube-art-institutional context is dead. Continue reading

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Love at First Sight

Response to “The Fall of the Roman Empire, the 1881 Indian Uprising, Hitler’s Invasion of Poland, and the Realm of Raging Winds” Short Story by Haruki Murakami Swiftly gathering up the laundry, I then went around shutting all the windows … Continue reading

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