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Jasper Goss

Jasper Goss
Profession: Jack of all trades....
Location: Sydney , Australia ( SYD )
URL: http://www.politburo.net
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Last login: about 8 years ago
Member since: 17 Feb 2007 01:02


“An analysis of art in the age of mechanical reproduction must do justice to these relationships, for they lead us to an all-important insight: for the first time in world history, mechanical reproduction emancipates the work of art from its parasitical dependence on ritual. To an ever greater degree the work of art reproduced becomes the work of art designed for reproducibility. From a photographic negative, for example, one can make any number of prints; to ask for the “authentic” print makes no sense. But the instant the criterion of authenticity ceases to be applicable to artistic production, the total function of art is reversed. Instead of being based on ritual, it begins to be based on another practice – politics.”
Walter Benjamin, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936)

“The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.”
Diane Arbus

“Ce qu’il y a de certain c’est que moi, je ne suis pas Marxiste.”
Karl Marx




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