Saturday, April 22, 2017

Worshipping at the wrong altar, Part 2

Is this art?

Team Duff 'gets' Lou Reed, and hence, this song in a way few mortals do, or would care to. Melancholy be and not to be, is the question.

Is this art?

If not exactly cutting edge, I still thank them for inviting us to conceive of our daily grind life as art; let me live in that world, please. We humans are damn lucky we have leisure to consider/make our selves as/into art, ain't it so?

Curious that these two videos' strategies for dealing with identity seem polar opposites, yet equally disaffected; I think Lou Reed wins in the end. Wins what?

Is this art?

Here is yet another way of dealing with identity; denigration of someone else's. Precisely, Hafez Al-Assad's, Bashar's father and the former despot of Syria.
Not conventionally pretty but this would go over well in a Chelsea gallery, context or no.

A very learned artist friend once told me, 'If you want to learn about art, don't go to the museums or the galleries: go to the street'.

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