“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Robert Jackson's Paper

I'm enjoying reading Rob's paper “The Beholding of Objects: The Crisis of the Discrete.”

It's an utter cliché to suggest that the Duchampian ready-made is widely misunderstood. It's one of the most breathtakingly understood acts of aesthetic endeavour ever known in Western visual art.


1 comment:

Henry Warwick said...

very nice paper - I like the way he sums up SR...