By Seth Kim-Cohen
While we are within the smooth include of sunshine, the NSA and fb are nonetheless gathering our information, the cash in our financial institution money owed continues to be getting used to fund who-knows-what with no our wisdom or consent, the govt. we elected continues to be imprisoning and concentrating on individuals with whom we haven't any pork. We deserve an artwork that's the equivalent of our info age. no longer person who parrots the age's self-assertions or modes of dissemination, yet an paintings that's hyper-aware, vigilant, energetic, engaged, and knowledgeable.
We are actually 100 years away from Duchamp's first readymades. So why may still we discover ourselves so completely in thrall to atmosphere? Against Ambience argues for an artwork that recognizes its personal tools and intentions; its personal place within the buildings of cultural energy and persuasion. instead of the nice and cozy glow of sunshine or the soothing wash of sound, Against Ambience proposes an artwork that cracks the outside of our winning styles of come across, starting up efficient disruptions and deconstructions.
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