Art Criticism / Art History / Photography as Documentary

On Teleology, Evolution, Suit-Wearing and History as Novelism

I was having this conversation yesterday with my girlfriend about how in talk of evolution there is room to disagree with so-called evolutionists because some evolutionist don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. There is room to disagree because many evolutionists don’t talk about evolution as premised in a way we think about the … Continue reading

Art History

Departure

Dan: I’m older, and I’m much less friendly to fuckin’ change. Al Swearengen: Change ain’t lookin’ for friends. Change calls the tune we dance to. —Deadwood The efficacy of life is held within the grip of memory. Without memory we and indeed everyone we know or have known do not exist. We spend our lives … Continue reading

Art Criticism

On The Weird Fact that Something I Said Got Compared to Duchamp

Here, slightly edited:  a conversation I had with my colleague and friend–though, I’ve never met the man–Odin: On the Guardian piece about the collapsing incomes of writers, and Odin’s sincere and challenging critique of people who think they’re writers just because they have a blog. (Opinions are like assholes, right? And everyone of those assholes … Continue reading