“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

Friday, July 26, 2013

Jackboot Subtlety

The horseshoe in a boxing glove obviousness of the Tate Britain 2.0 omits the following lineages from its modern and thus less than contemporary purview:


As a result, the following and more are nowhere or stuffed in corners:
Bridget Riley
David Hockney
(Even) Francis Bacon
Ian Hamilton Finlay
Vanessa Bell
Richard Long
James McNeil Whistler
John Sell Cotman
John Everett Millais
William Blake

Dude who stole my Tate?

My Tate got me to environmental philosophy, OOO, thing theory, Romanticism. Some of the things that will eject us from modernity with its complicated wheels, as Blake would say.

That Tate is now a relic of the 70s, consigned to the dustbin of history as is the old ecology exhibit at the Natural History Museum, whose refit is now also sponsored by--BP.

It's sad that the 1970s is now in the future.

1 comment:

amanda vox said...

if these guys aren´t there, or are stuffed in coners, who is there?