Thursday, 20 June 2013

The Art of the Critic

«Art criticism is a second-degree spectacle. The critic is someone who makes a spectacle out of his very condition as a spectator — a specialised and therefore ideal spectator, expressing his ideas and feelings about a work in which he does not really participate. He re-presents, re-stages his own non-intervention in the spectacle. The weakness of random and largely arbitrary fragmentary judgments concerning spectacles that do not really concern us is imposed upon all of us in many banal discussions in private life; but the art critic makes a show of this kind of weakness, presenting it as exemplary»
— Guy Debord

Debord was talking about Jason Solomons of course.

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