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The Artwork in Our Time

Miklos Legrady, an artist in Toronto who has a penchant for polemic, has just published on e-flux conversations what he thinks of as a rebuttal to Benjamin’s famous artwork essay. It takes the form of a close reading with commentary. … Continue reading

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No Creativity

Just been reading an interesting article in The Slate. It just says in very plain language what I’ve felt for a long time, namely that the rhetoric of creativity in business is merely rhetoric. Here’s one quote: “This is the … Continue reading

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Economics of Blogging

Jaron Lanier’s new book makes a strong case that the digital economy is a rip-off, particularly of creators. This is something I’ve long thought, though my experience of it has been limited—until now. The previous post has a link back … Continue reading

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Politics of Blogging

John Kelsey’s article in last September’s Artforum, with its criticisms of digital networking, combined with some comments from my friend Scott Lyall, provoked me to take a step back and ask what it is I’m doing here. This post is … Continue reading

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Ink-jet Paintings

In the September Artforum Wolfgang Tillmans waxes rhapsodical about ink-jet technology. He observes that many works shown as paintings today are ink-jets. There is no problem with this that I can see, in fact I was making them in 1997, … Continue reading

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Hysterical Rhetoric of Innovation

In art novelty, originality, the new, are all important markers of difference. Their importance lies in their objectivity—the degree of newness can be measured. The same applies to business, although there we can call it innovation. The thoughts about innovation … Continue reading

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Art and the Techno-business

A couple of recent posts have talked about digital technology. I think this does have something to do with art, and not just because the tech hype writers have tried to draw from art for marketing imagery, although that is … Continue reading

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