REWIND

REWIND vol7 n1 2010

Restlessness and Reception: Transforming Art Criticism in the Age of the Blogosphere

Restlessness and Reception: Transforming Art Criticism in the Age of the Blogosphere

Martin Patrick To be just, or fair, which is to have its raison d’etre, criticism must be partial, passionate, political; it should be exclusive, but it should be written from a point of view that opens up the greatest number of horizons. —Charles Baudelaire, Salon of 1846 The lesson is: When it comes to art, always be ready to be surprised by anything and to be satisfied and exhilarated by surprise. The lesson...

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A Plasma Screen at every corner: Utopia/ Dystopia?

A Plasma Screen at every corner: Utopia/ Dystopia?

Sally Metzler It is almost impossible today to go anywhere in the urban environment and not be confronted with a flat panel screen emitting video and audio. They are nearly ubiquitous. Although you might turn off the television when you leave the privacy of your home, media distractions do not cease as you cross the border between personal and public space. Step into a skyscraper elevator and rather than a brief respite from the...

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Duchamp’s Fountain and Deleuze’s Repetition and Difference

Duchamp’s Fountain and Deleuze’s Repetition and Difference

Gregory Minissale Duchamp's Fountain began as a rather ordinary object—a urinal—in a mundane and anonymous context. It was then taken out of this indifferent continuum and 'placed' into the realm of art where it became an ongoing event. According to Deleuze, the naïve understanding of the eternal return posits an original from which copies are made, continually repeating time through the mode of representation. This repetition also implies a repeater: in another model, time...

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Utopia: 1969: renversement

Caroline Kelley Once before this time I visited Phrygia of the vineyards. There I looked on the Phrygian men with their swarming horses, so many of them, the people of Otreus and godlike Mygdon, whose camp was spread at that time along the banks of Sangerios: and I myself, a helper in war, was marshalled among them on that day when the Amazon women came, men's equals. As there are no grounds for establishing...

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