All great art is a form of complaint. - John Cage

Most anarchists are gentle people.
-Anna Zilboorg

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Today, in A449, we enter the postmodern era.  
Given our current and eternal political climate of cultural warfare, it seems apropos (what a word!) to consider these dead and deadly words:
 Hitler argued for an art of "the people," begging the question, "which people?"  42 years later, the Neo-Classical pediment of Philip Johnson's AT&T building in New York crowned the argument that art belongs to all people at any given time, from any given time, to be rejected or lauded but categorically accepted as a universal form of free speech.
Johnson himself had once been a Nazi sympathizer.

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