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January 12, 2017

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

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every act of creation is inseparable from the critique of its medium, and every work, intensely reflecting upon itself, looks like the embodied doubt of its own possibility.
Erich Heller

Say It With Flowers
24min24sec
2017
South Africa

A found footage bouquet arranged and abused by Aryan Kaganof.
Film material shot by Charles Weich between 1948 and 1973 was mashed up with the soundtrack to Brief Encounter.
The result is an indictment of the pathological whiteness that manifested itself virulently as “apartheid”.
produced by Stephanus Muller for Africa Open

December 7, 2016

sol lewitt to eva hesse

Filed under: art,nicola deane — ABRAXAS @ 11:28 am

gifani

LeWitt offers a refreshing approach to art, especially in some of his personal writing. In a letter to fellow artist Eva Hesse, LeWitt wrote: “Stop it and just DO. Try and tickle something inside you, your ‘weird humor.’ You belong in the most secret part of you. Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool… You are not responsible for the world — you are only responsible for your work, so do it. And don’t think that your work has to conform to any idea or flavor. It can be anything you want it to be.”

October 31, 2016

art criticism: why it sucks

Filed under: art,guy debord — ABRAXAS @ 8:36 am

“Art criticism is a second-degree spectacle. The critic is someone who makes a spectacle out of his very condition as a spectator – a specialized and therefore ideal spectator, expressing his ideas and feelings about a work in which he does not really participate. He re-presents, restages, his own nonintervention in the spectacle. The weakness of random and largely arbitrary fragmentary judgements concerning spectacles that do not really concern us is imposed upon all of us in many banal discussions in private life. But the art critic makes a show of this kind of weakness, presenting it as exemplary.”

Guy Debord

For A Revolutionary Judgement of Art (1961)

September 15, 2016

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 9:59 pm

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August 19, 2016

self portrait

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 1:25 pm

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July 28, 2016

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 9:24 am

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July 12, 2016

Filed under: art — ABRAXAS @ 10:38 pm

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June 20, 2016

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 1:15 pm

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noka ya bokamoso

Filed under: art,lerato shadi — ABRAXAS @ 12:30 pm

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June 18, 2016

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 12:33 pm

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June 17, 2016

phoenix rising

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 7:05 pm

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June 14, 2016

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 3:04 pm

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June 12, 2016

A portrait of Sheilagh Symon

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 3:05 pm

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June 7, 2016

on the future of art

Filed under: art — ABRAXAS @ 4:48 pm

Screen shot 2016-06-06 at 2.06.07 PM

June 3, 2016

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 4:29 pm

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May 17, 2016

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 12:49 pm

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May 10, 2016

a portrait of NICOLA DEANE

Filed under: art,caelan,nicola deane — ABRAXAS @ 10:17 am

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April 27, 2016

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 1:33 pm

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April 21, 2016

DAVID FREEDBERG – From Defamation to Mutilation

Filed under: art,censorship,politics,zuma vs. murray: the spear — ABRAXAS @ 6:32 pm

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April 19, 2016

MARIANA SWART on the UCT art “curation” debacle

Filed under: art,censorship — ABRAXAS @ 12:12 pm

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April 11, 2016

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 12:21 pm

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