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The Verb to Be

The Verb to Be

10/05/2016

It’s despair and not the return of a quantity of insignificant facts like seeds that leave one furrow for another at nightfall.

The Palingenesis of the Avant-garde

The Palingenesis of the Avant-garde

26/04/2016

The contemporary avant-garde insists that the only tradition by which anything can be judged is one that does not yet exist, in other words, the culture we are elaborating in our theory and practice.

Sentences on Conceptual Art

Sentences on Conceptual Art

24/03/2016

When words such as painting and sculpture are used, they connote a whole tradition and imply a consequent acceptance of this tradition, thus placing limitations on the artist who would be reluctant to make art that goes beyond the limitations.

Visual Poetry Today

Visual Poetry Today

24/03/2016

Visual poetry is written for the eye, but its methods and intentions, even in those works most limited in their verbal content, are always poetic, always compelling the reader forward into the transformative power of language, always entranced by – and entrancing through – the text that is before us.

Alice Munro, The Art of Fiction No. 137

Alice Munro, The Art of Fiction No. 137

19/02/2016

You use up your childhood, unless you’re able, like William Maxwell, to keep going back and finding wonderful new levels in it. The deep, personal material of the latter half of your life is your children.

Happiness is a risk that we must be ready to take

Happiness is a risk that we must be ready to take

19/02/2016

When philosophy takes happiness as one of its problems, it enters into conflict with the socially dominant view. Such as it was framed by the Sophists in Plato’s day, and such as it is framed by the magazines or the psychology manuals today.

10 Facts About Dada

10 Facts About Dada

20/01/2016

Dadaists would regularly fling open the doors of the local taverns, shout „Dada!” at the top of their voices, and disappear again as quickly as they had come.

Sound Poetry – A Survey

Sound Poetry – A Survey

14/01/2016

Sound Poetry is marked as much by its differences as its similarities. It is, above all, a practice of freedom. Most artists have entered the domain feeling consciously the current inadequacy of language.