Please note my improvised sample board to aid you in an approximate visualization of the ensemble.
Goldsmith read from a prepared lecture in a natural way and gave a remarkable talk. He spoke of Warhol and his work in a broad, holistic manner, drawing relationships to the zen qualities of nothingness and the absence of the author in the work of Cage and Ginsberg. He invoked Obama's comments on the Jeremiah Wright controversy which didn't shrink from the inherent complexities of the world and relationships (an approach unusual for a politician) to illustrate the intensely complex implications of Warhol's
His description of Warhol as a 360 degree man - one complete with nuanced and contradicting complexities - one lacking a flattened side on which he can be easily rested for convenient storage rhymed with Dia's room-ringing installation of the Shadow paintings. The gallery took on more significance as a meme for the man whose blending effect (on life and work, high and low culture, etc.) leaves little opportunity for discernable beginning and ending points.
Goldsmith's talk was excellent and several companions felt this to be the best of the museum's talks thus far....Unfortunately, this talk seemed to not be recorded as the others have.
So the second portion of candy referred to at the beginning of this post also relates to Kenneth Goldsmith as he is a Founding Editor and Publisher of UbuWeb (www.ubu.com); I've referred to the site previously. UbuWeb a dizzying archive of artist videos, images, and words that is ever-growing as a form of networked culture hive.
UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of theIndeed it is candy for the eye and the eye's mind. Go there and root around; new items are being added all the time. There's so much diversion and distraction online that eats up one's time. This site too can easily devour your time, but in contrast to so much else, what it excretes is the sweetest of honey.
avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts. All materials on UbuWeb are being
made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to
the author(s). UbuWeb is completely free.