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STUFF: Rick Moody

by Rick Moody on April 10, 2013
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Are you having trouble understanding artists through their art? Understand them through their STUFF instead.

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Brian Eno’s 1995 Opening Speech for the Turner Prize

by Paddy Johnson on March 15, 2012
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Back in 1995, Brian Eno’s opening speech at Turner Prize award ceremony caused all kinds of clamor. The speech lampooned the arts community for its lack of intellectual rigor, comparing the openness and public knowledge of scientific debates with the often-impenetrable discourse around art.

Eno, in his diary, recounts that at the ceremony, “various people looked at me like I was Satan, or with obvious pity.” The next day, he notes that he was stopped in the street and congratulated. When read today, however, the words sound as fresh and exciting as ever, and demand everything I often feel the fine art world lacks. As such, I’m reproducing the text in its entirety for readers below.

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Following Up on Yesterday’s Pee Story

by Whitney Kimball on January 6, 2012
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Inevitably, we’re now wondering how last Thursday’s butt-rub will affect the monetary value of Clyfford Still’s 957-J-No. 2 .

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