Friday, November 21, 2008

On The Edibility of Words

Joseph Kosuth
Kosuth says:
- Art is the continuation of philosophy
- Formalism, ie aesthetics, is limiting.  
- Formalist art is confined by the physical and neglects morphological context
- Form < concept
- Conceptual art is an analytical proposition. Therefore, it is linguistic in character
Modern artists remind me of Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins sometimes. Both believe it more becoming to exist in a perpetual state of point-making.
The problem is, if you're always making points, you sometimes have to eat your words. Because all points have exceptions. Except those that don't.
I really like Kosuth's neon lights, though.

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