p30 [referencing Kierkegaard] - Playing the vibrations between here and there and then and now.
p191 - WHO GETS TO SPEAK AND WHY? ... IS THE ONLY QUESTION
p192 - I want to talk to you about two paintings ... hanging side by side...
I question the sense of historiography that installing them this way implies. As if there's any correlation between chunks of history, past events. As if somehow if we just looked hard enough we could discern some immanent causality between the Autumn Years of Paris in the 1920s, early 30s and their subsequent annihilation in the War. Wasn't modernism's greatest coup to destroy the notion of progression? And yet it still comes back in history books, in dialectical materialism, in the New Age's recycled Confucianism - the hope that all of us are travelling through concentric rings of knowledge towards some greater truth. And beneath that hope, the biggest lie: that things are getting better. Portentousness is only retrospective.
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