“At some point we’ve got to stop asking ourselves what is the meaning of everything, maybe it’s not so very important what it means. It’s probably more important what the sense of it is…they are two very basic and different things.”—TONY CRAGG (via ronulicny)
Potential side effects of LackofSleep are chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance; Dadaist tendencies have been observed in some cases, which can be fatal.
“That which one person calls “art” often is not “art” at all for the next one. “Beautiful” and “ugly” are old-fashioned concepts, and today there rarely is anything to them any longer; maybe rightly so, who can say? Something revolting, something that causes you a moral hangover, something that hurts your eyes or your ears, could very well be art.”—M.C. Escher, speech upon receiving the Culture Prize of the city of Hilversum (5 March 1965) (via zentrifuge)
“Theory has nothing to do with a work of art. Pictures which are interpretable, and which contain a meaning, are bad pictures. A picture presents itself as the unmanageable, the illogical, the meaningless. It demonstrates the endless multiplicity of aspects; it takes away our certainty, because it deprives a thing of its meaning and its name. It shows us the thing in all the manifold significance and infinite variety that preclude the emergence of any single meaning and view.”—Gerhard Richter (via Catalogue, brysonian)
My favorite has to be “you’re unoriginal”. Anyone who says that clearly doesn’t understand the definition of original. Especially in this day and age. Originality is your interpretation of combining established ideas and making them your own. There is no such thing as true originality. What about you?