Friday, February 1, 2013

Ghost Modernism - update 3 - ideas of Modernism

As stated before, I was invited to be a part of a group show in the The Hague, Netherlands. The show, Ghost Modernism, will be opening Spring, 2013. Currently, I am working on a new installation for the show.

Below are some ideas, links, and quotes on Modernism:


The video below is a lecture by Robert Irwin. In the beginning of the video (at 11:20).
Irwin on Modernism - 11:20

The video below is an interview of Clement Greenberg discussing Jackson Pollock and Modernism.
Greenberg on Pollock

Wikipedia links:

Modernism (Roman Catholicism)

Modernism (music)

Modern architecture

Modern art

Modernist literature


“What distinguishes modern art from the art of other
ages is criticism.” -Octavio Paz

“As for the datedness of 'modern art'––what, exactly, has come along to supplant it and render it dated?” -Clement Greenberg

“Do not strive to be a modern artist: it's the one thing unfortunately you can't help being.” -Salvador Dali

“The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.” -Paul Gauguin

“Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art.” -Max Bill

“The role of a museum of modern art is to make a good selection and identify what we believe to be the coming movements, and that requires taste.” -David Rockefeller

“The modern artist, it seems to me, is working and expressing an inner world in other words – expressing the energy, the motion and other inner forces.” -Jackson Pollock

“This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.” -Salvador Dali

“Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.” -Robert Motherwell

“The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.” -Jackson Pollock

“The impulse of modern art is the desire to destroy beauty.” -Barnett Newman

“There is no such thing as modern art. There is art,and there is advertising.” -Albert Sterner