Helping The One-Percenters – The 99% Do Their Best

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Robert Smithson,  Dead Tree, 1969 (Destroyed. Reconstruction at the 2015 Venice Biennale).  *      

 

‘“When you look at the issues facing society now – whether it’s health care, climate change, terrorism, energy – these are the kids who have the most potential to solve these problems,” says David Lubinski, professor of psychology in Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. “These are the kids we’d do well to bet on.”’

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Memory Distortions in a Museum Tour – Mice (and fMRI) Tell the Truth

Memory is what artists work from: a face, a glance, a feeling… and that unspoken word, all rendered

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Women and Shoes – The Concept in Conceptual Art

No, it’s not about Imelda Marcos (you still remember her?). Or Princess Diana, who probably made Jimmy Choo’s career by ordering dozens of pairs of his exceedingly comfortable flats in all different colors.

The shoes I am thinking of are used by artists Doris Salcedo (b. 1958, Colombia) and Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929, Japan)

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A Baroque Splendor – In-A-Gada-Da-Vida

This spring 2004 exhibition in Tate Britain is a triumph of beauty and horror.  And if beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so is horror.  It follows then that beauty and horror can be one and  the same thing – and so it goes in this garbled Garden of Eden.

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