Funny to get couple Groys transmissions within a week or so...Read something by this guy while back found infuriating....But this stuff is hopeful... Kid emailed....

I have my first solo show coming up and I am hustling to finish a small piece. I just read Boris Groys Art Power too. Take a look at what he says here, "The modern museum proclaims its new gospel not for the exclusive work of genius marked by aura, but rather the insignificant, trivial, and everyday, which would otherwise soon drown in the reality outside the museum's walls. If the museum were ever actually to disintegrate, then the very opportunity for art to show the normal, the everyday, the trivial as new and truly alive would be lost. In order to assert itself successfully "in life," art must become different--unusual, surprising, exclusive--and history demonstrates that art can only do this by tapping into the classical, mythological, and religious traditions and breaking its connection with the banality of everyday existence. The successful mass-cultural image production of our day concerns itself with alien attacks, myths of the apocalypse and redemption, heros endowed with superhuman powers, and so forth. Once in a while, though, one would like to be able to contemplate and enjoy something normal, something ordinary, something banal as well. In our culture, this wish can be gratified only in the museum. In life, on the other hand, only the extraordinary is presented to us as a possible object of our admiration."


- steve db 6-19-2014 2:16 pm

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