torstaina, lokakuuta 14, 2004

Provocation vs. consumption

Art is no longer interested in providing an image of natural beauty, nor does it aim to procure the pleasure ensuing from the contemplation of harmonious forms. On the contrary, its aim is to teach us to interpret the world through different eyes, to enjoy a return to archaic or esoteric models, the universe of dreams or the fantasies of the mentally ill, the visions provoked by drugs, the rediscovery of material, the startling representation of everyday objects in improbable contexts (ready-mades, Dada, etc), and subconscious drives. »