Category Archives: Decadent Art

Denial of Reality

George Orwell, 1942 diary entry: We are all drowning in filth. When I talk to anyone or read the writings of anyone who has any axe to grind, I feel that intellectual honesty and balanced judgement have simply disappeared from … Continue reading

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Normalized Ignorance

An insightful piece by Henry Giroux, Thinking Dangerously in the Age of Normalized Ignorance can be read here. Giroux’s title recalls Orwell’s remark that in a time of universal deceit  telling the  truth is a radical act. Willful ignorance has become a … Continue reading

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The Silence is Deafening

Art world is hotbed of corruption, collector claims.  “Speaking at Hay Festival, sponsored by the Telegraph, Schacter gave an excoriating appraisal of the state of the art market, from the celebrity collectors attracted by the money to allegations of immorality … Continue reading

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Bring On Commodus!

Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus In response to Goetz K’s remark: “Perhaps the rule is that the more boring a work of art is, the more talking curators have to do. And surely that doesn’t mean things can’t get worse.” By my … Continue reading

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Reply to Goetz

Goetz writes: “Couldn’t it be that it’s not just about American culture?” It’s not just about American culture, it’s about Americanized culture. What we see in Europe, India, MidEast, Chinese, Japanese, Asian art is their version of American art/culture. Sex, violence, … Continue reading

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