Best Link Ever! ART THOUGHTZ: Post-structuralism

by Paddy Johnson on November 30, 2010 · 9 comments Best Link Ever!

Wondering what kind of small talk to make at Art Basel Miami? Nattering about Post-Structuralism is always a good stand-by! Hennesy Youngman gives audiences the tools to explain the term to anyone. An excerpt,

First you gotta know about this thing called Modernism. And Modernism is kind of like your father when you were growing up. You know what I’m saying? Everything your father said to you was true. Your dad was infallible, mainly because you were too young to see your father as another God forsaken limp-dick motherfucker speed out upon this planet and lead another empty life along with the rest of the lemmings on the subway….But post-structuralism came along and was like, Fuck your father. Fuck his narratives, fuck his authority and fuck his essential structures.

If I don’t hear this coming out of the mouths of dealers and collectors this week I will be very very disappointed! Via: Urlesque

  • Anonymous

    “If you can’t make it, fake it by over explaining it.”
    Soooo good!

  • concerned citizen

    applying empirical analysis to render all things equally “material” appropriate for combination and recombination actually is more or less exactly like the process of verifying paternity on maury.

    • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ sally mcKay

      It’s so damn refreshing to see someone really explain this stuff without just running in fear from words with 4 syllables. Theory isn’t always about over explaining the obvious, sometimes it’s about getting free from the social constrictions of “common sense.”

  • Shane Farrell

    Jayson Husson! He is awesome. All of the Art Thoughtz videos are amazing. This one is my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNXL0SYJ2eU

  • http://jessepatrickmartin.blogspot.com/ Jesse P. Martin

    SpongeBob rises from his head like a terrible Athena (Zeus swagger).

  • Hennessy Youngman

    YOUTUBE TOOK THIS VIDEO DOWN DUE TO A STUPID “NUDITY” VIOLATION. THE NEW ADDRESS FOR THE VIDEO IS HERE:

    http://vimeo.com/17431354

    DANKA!

    -HENNESSY YOUNGMAN

  • Shane Farrell

    Whoops, meant to type Musson.

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