READER THURMOND CAPOTE REFLECTS ON INSTALLATIONS AS A SIGN OF THE TIMES:
‘An interesting essay. Really, Art is dead. The dehumanization in all the angles of the work of art has been so dramatic that we, as viewers (and as the writer say) do not even have the time or knowledge to “unpack” the art work. Art now is technology, warfare technology: communication gadgets, nuclear submarines, drones, etc. As the world is being destroyed and consumed by the Big Financial Interests and Humanity is engaged in a ‘no turn back’ direction… so has happened to the Art world that succumbed into the Market plateau. This is the ‘End of History’ as we knew it, or the ‘History of the End’ as we are living it without being conscious. As anything that has become redundant, Kitsch is not bad as long as it is not overly used as a simulacrum for art. There is bad kitsch and good kitsch, but as Mr. Rodrigo says, the appreciation of the installation is “synchronic” and without the previous knowledge of the viewer the esthetic experience wont be unraveled. I don’t know, but maybe our civilization will go thru a second Renaissance where an anthropologic center will take the place from the mechanic adoration as the main force of life.
Also, ‘Cimabue’ is not written with a ‘v’, isn’t it?’
(you are right about Cimabue. Sorry about that, Capote).