Terrorism and Postmodern Art

There are people in the world who can’t stand to see that beauty and creativity exist. The guy who took a hatchet to the Pieta of Michelangelo. The Taliban leader who chose to blow up the Buddhist cliff sculptures.

The Great Fraud, How Postmodernism Abuses Art

The Tufts project by Jenny Polak does two things that are classic postmodern sabotage. They use the esteemed status of art, made possible by great artists, to elevate a protest to a grander status. And by dedicating their reputation, resources, and their art department to juvenile protest posters scattered around the campus they suck the life out of aesthetic innovation, advancement, and the soul of art.

Before Everything There Was Visual Art

30,000 years before there was religion, before there was writing, and 33,000 years before philosophy there was visual art—the first and most important step in humankind’s evolution. With the pull and roots so deep anyone touched with the art gift feels a calling that only death can extinguish. It is a sacred calling holding the weight of humanity’s wellbeing and hope.

A Victim’s Vindication: Pierre Huyghe at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens 12 February — 8 April 2001

In the universe of The Third Memory, the advertisements, the politicians, the movies, and the magazines promise us an exciting, rewarding life, a life filled with “spectacle”, yet everyone is out to outmaneuver everyone else. The consequences of this manipulation are etched on the body of a suicidal transsexual who hallucinates about the perfect existence and it inspires a holdup man to shout, “I want people out there, I want reporters out there, they’re what’s keeping me alive.”