2/11/2005

A Head of His Time: Exploring the commodious nature of art

Okay, here's the deal: Three blank 5' x 5' canvases hanging in a museum, labeled "Tremors in the Morning: War, Part I" is NOT an artistic statement about man's inhumanity to man. (It's a bunch of pretentious hoo-ha by some twit in a turtleneck who will hopefully have the sense to be horribly embarrassed by the whole thing in 20 years.) Elie Weisel's "Night" IS an artistic statement about man's inhumanity to man.* And if you don't understand that, please don't reproduce.

Somebody had to say it.

* You should read it. It's good. Art, even.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0553272535/qid=1108148627/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-8398250-3128747?v=glance&s=books

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