Thursday, October 30, 2008

In the aesthetic of modernism, the amount of pure pleasure provided by a work of art was often gauged how effectively that work seperated itself from the 'real" world to provide an imaginary space of ideal reflection -- Brian Wallis
Mark Bradford
Cast of Noah's Arc

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


"A period style is a special form of coherence that cannot be fraudulently breached. The authencity folded into the concept of style is a product of the way style is concieved as having been generated: that is, collectivly and unconciously. Thus an individual could not, by defination, conciously will a style. -- Rosalind Krauss
Melody's Barack Obama Pumpkin!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

NARRATIVE, REALISM, SUBJECT MATTER, And DRAMA were detrimental and constituted impurities. --Brian Wallis

"Representations are formations, but they are also deformations." --Roland Barthes

Sunday, October 26, 2008

James Lee Bayers

The actions in which Byars carried the artist's role as market producer to the point of absurdity are legendary. He is often grouped together with Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, and Marcel Broodthaers, all of whom worked counter to art's pure object character. Byars was always concerned with "solving the essential questions with questions," as he explained in a conversation with Joachim Sartorius, the former artistic director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Thus, nearly every one of Byars' statements ends with a question mark: "I think that by adding a question mark to a statement, I fill this statement with life and carry it into the area of art or poetry." With this, Byars wanted to create a "symbol for the indefinite and an openness to the universe" - an ideal constellation for an open, post-modern work of art. - Harald Fricke
In The First Reader, Gertrude Stein wrote about how Johnny measured Jimmy and how Jimmy measured Johnny until the characters became meaningless and what remained was the act of measurement. She was the first writer who made integral to her work the idea of an indeterminate and discontinuous universe. Words represented neither character nor activity: they were "not imitations either of sounds or colors or emotions." Language was an intellectual re-creation. Through an emphasis on such stylistic devices as repetition she used language to deny meaning and representational concerns. As she pointed out, she would "write as if the fact of writing something were continually becoming true and completing itself, not as if it were leading to something." A rose is a rose is a rose. And a universe is a universe is a universe. -John Brockman
Michelle Obama in the 4th demension

Mary Hilliard

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jenny Saville
Franz Kline Untitled 1959
Damien Hirst

Ashlie Olsen and Richard Prince
Edvard Munch Vampire 1893
Luca Buvoli green car crash at the mattress factory
Sarah Oppenhammer first time in thirty years at the matterss factory
painted the first photograph of pittsburgh
The Question that interested me was, how do you use language and not wind up writing poetry? What transforms it from the literary to the visual? - Mel Bochnerliteralization of cliche art mediums formerly designated as craft high end retail display units
quantum mechanics general relativity
beyond relational aesthetics beyond participation art beyond fictional reality

Sylvia Miles