Thursday, May 19, 2011

Notes from some books and thoughts

for I believe that failure is less frequently attributable to either sufficiency of means or impatience of labour, than to a confused understanding of the thing actually to be done.

It would be premature and presumptuous to preempt the verdict of prosperity

cartographic. iconography
historical references
-eclecticism, collecting, selection --> Latin - lect- legre- choose

academic conventions
contradistinction, precarious equilibrium, ambivalent correspondence

I should like to carry out my future work in the interplay between Robert Smithson's uncompleted project and Michael Jackson's face -Ashley Bickerton- artist

long tradition of painting
NeueWilde- rebirth of painting

Peter Fischli/David Weiss- Goldsworthy style
Gunther Forg-artist

marginalised social group- unattainable abstracts

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Michel Majerus, Gehard Merz
Dan Peterman "Sulfer Cycle"

Guy Debord- Situation Theory
Peter Halley

appropriation- Richard Prince
myth of "artistic"

Cindy Sherman - Feminist? I'm not Feminist

white cube vs. over-the-couch

obsolete activities-
read the paper
record players

The ever-expanding field of available objects led me to investigate what I saw as a crisis of meaning and identity by juxtaposing heterogeneous objects in a poetic, yet non-hierachical way.--Haim Steinbach

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