Posts Tagged ‘ form ’

Piero Manzoni and the Reinvention of Art

“Piero Manzoni. Materials of his Time” at Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street (2019), installation view, photo: Thomas Barratt, © Fondazione Piero Manzoni, Milan, (courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth)

Manzoni’s work can be viewed as slight and Herculean, tragic and buoyant, mystical and materialist, minimal and baroque.

Source: Piero Manzoni and the Reinvention of Art

aus unruhigen Träumen

Helen Frankenthaler, Around the Clock with Red, 1983
(Hunter Museum of American Art).

Walter Benjamin writes:

Colors can have a very strong effect on the smoker. A corner of S’s room was decorated with shawls that hung on the wall. On a chest covered with a lace shawl were a couple of glasses with flowers. In the shawls and in the flowers the color red predominated – in the most diverse shades. I made the discovery of this corner late and quite suddenly, at an already advanced stage of the fête. Its effect on me was almost stupefying. For a moment, it seemed to me that my task was to discover the meaning of the color with the help of this absolutely incomparable instrument. I named this corner the “Laboratoire du Rouge.” My first attempt to work in it did not succeed. But I came back to it later. All I remember of this undertaking at present is that the problematic for me had become displaced. It became more general and extended chiefly to colors. What distinguished them seemed to me to be, above all, that they possessed form, that they made themselves perfectly identical to the matter in which they appeared. Yet insofar as they looked quite alike on very different things – for example, a flower petal or a sheet of paper– they appeared as intermediaries or go-betweens in the realms of matter: only through them could the most widely divergent of these realms be wholly united with one another.

Source: aus unruhigen Träumen

A Revolutionary Act: Samantha Zighelboim – BOMB Magazine

It’s a revolutionary act, to experience and portray the fat body as something you can live in and sit inside without working toward another form. – Samantha Zighelboim

The poet on confronting societal limitations about the body, navigating the language of fatness, and celebrating friendships that embrace the joy of food.

Source: A Revolutionary Act: Samantha Zighelboim – BOMB Magazine

3quarksdaily: Embracing Dürer


Source: 3quarksdaily: Embracing Dürer

Reading Susan Sontag in Paris | Literary Hub

She writes in “Against Interpretation,” “Conversely, it is the habit of approaching works of art in order to interpret them that sustains this fancy that there really is such a thing as the content of a work of art.”

Source: Reading Susan Sontag in Paris | Literary Hub

Summer Showers | Bending moments

summer showers

a trail of paw prints

to the curled form


– madhuri

Source: Summer Showers | Bending moments

Upending What We Understand So as to Get to Wonder: ‘Erratic Facts’ by Kay Ryan – ZYZZYVA


“The things we know / cannot be applied,” begins a poem in Kay Ryan’s new poetry collection, Erratic Facts (Grove Press, 64 pages), the first release since

Source: Upending What We Understand So as to Get to Wonder: ‘Erratic Facts’ by Kay Ryan – ZYZZYVA

What It Takes To Be Violent: An Appreciation of Marie Darrieussecq’s Pig Tales | Full Stop

What It Takes To Be Violent: An Appreciation of Marie Darrieussecq’s Pig Tales | Full Stop.

Grieving in the Time of Lulz | Full Stop

Edward Hopper “Summer Interior”

Grieving in the Time of Lulz | Full Stop.

A Longhouse Birdhouse: PETER HANDKE ~


Quite often Handke’s narratives feature a writer character (often exhibiting clear similarities to Peter Handke) whose presence metafictionally reminds us that writing shapes and transforms experience in order to clarify it, even if that means leaving its literal depiction behind. Handke’s work manifests a remarkable freedom of approach, ignoring most formal and narrative conventions, while at the same time always seeming carefully composed.
– Daniel Green

A Longhouse Birdhouse: PETER HANDKE ~.