“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

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ice Cores and Fossils and Cryogenics Oh My

I just wrote an essay for the upcoming exhibition by the magnificent Julian Charrière. Not difficult to do!

Julian's work reminds me of what Adorno says about art: that it does the violence to the world in an aesthetic key that society does to it in an all too palpable key. And in so doing displaces that violence.

Next up I'm introducing Olafur Eliasson's work in Stockholm.

It's fantastic for me to write and talk about art, because that is almost identical with what philosophy is, in my book.

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