Posting Notice: Guy Debord, Banana Peel Edition

by Art Fag City on April 7, 2009 Posting Notice

posting notice art fag city, Cerith Wyn Evans, Paddy Johnson, New Museum, Jumex Collection
Cerith Wyn Evans, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni, or “We enter the circle at night and are consumed by fire” spun into a halo.

According to 16 miles of String, the ancient Latin palindrome Guy Debord once appropriated as the title of his final film, and the text coiling above recalls the last lines from that work, “This civilization is on fire; the whole thing is capsizing and sinking.”

The blogger likes this better than the juxtaposed banana peel art, replaced once a day by a hungry museum worker at the Jumex collection.  Coincidentally viewers can also experience this piece at The New Museum, as Adriana Lara’s piece has been included in their Younger Than Jesus exhibition [opening tomorrow].  I won’t say the piece is brilliant, but there’s an enjoyable absurdity to spotlighting a peel; it simultaneously speaks to the aura of art and museum safety procedures.

In other news, we’re up to our ears in deadlines so nothing new today.  Back tomorrow Thursday!

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