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faking it.

4 December 2008

modern art 101

if you ever find yourself required to make a comment about modern art, just construct a statement around the words “tension” and “internalize”.

some ideas:

  • by scattering paper on the floor as an environmental criticism, the artist contradicts himself and creates a tension that the viewer must internalize.
  • i like the way this makes me internalize my tension.
  • i hope the artist internally chokes on his own tension.
  • this is a load of tense, internalized, bullshit.”
— so helpful for going to museums, or, say, being a college student.  i believe a few of my response essays from this morning’s literature test included some version of the above.
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