Art Criticism / Art History

Stunt Writing

“The basic project of art is always to make the world whole and comprehensible, to restore it to us in all its glory and its occasional nastiness, not through argument but through feeling, and then to close the gap between you and everything that is not you, and in this way pass from feeling to … Continue reading

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


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