2012 challenge to self: use the iPad to push creative output even further… Poly™ on Vimeo http://t.co/wi3jN60T
Hm. The British Council’s directory of writers has been redesigned? Nice. When did that happen? http://t.co/qVfDan0R
"Some things you know all your life. They are so simple and true they must be said without elegance,…" http://t.co/RrKxwiUm
"Some things you know all your life. They are so simple and true they must be said without elegance,…"
you know all your life. They are so simple and true
they must be said without elegance, meter and rhyme,
they must be laid on the table beside the salt shaker,
the glass of water, the absence of light gathering
in the shadows of picture frames, they must be
naked and alone, they must stand for themselves.”
- Philip Levine, “The Simple Truth”
New to the Barbican Poets this year, Faye Lipson features in the Morning Star with her poem ‘The Absence of Fathers’ http://t.co/Bzjv4T1f
Not busy with Xmas shopping tonight? Words Rhymes and Creekside Times – Spoken Word, featuring Nadia K (Barbican Poets) http://t.co/HlDX3ack
Adam Levin brings the new school classic material (and I’m not just saying that because he name checks me…) as Defcee http://t.co/lqQTqcxz
Now experimenting with Buffer. Might have to recommend to @daddydark to help moderate his stream of Tweets… http://t.co/O0VaVZk5
RT @faithingeeks: “@motetonline: this FRIDAY at plasticpeople @2000black_dego @daddydark @motetonline. http://t.co/CJuLJ7Ny” #musicgeeks
Photo: Ralph Ellison on Symbolism via Paris Review – Document: The Symbolism Survey, Sarah Funke Butler http://t.co/nAmJANL5
Ralph Ellison on Symbolism via Paris Review – Document: The Symbolism Survey, Sarah Funke Butler
"My advice is always to make a lot of art; to make a lot of art, then look at what you have made and…" http://t.co/Of5hs0Yb
"My advice is always to make a lot of art; to make a lot of art, then look at what you have made and…"
My advice is always to make a lot of art; to make a lot of art, then look at what you have made and then think about what you have done. If you think first, you will never do anything or you will do something boring. Art doesn’t exist until the artist has finished making it. The differences between one’s responses as a critic, teacher, dealer and curator are as follows: As a critic I presume the art is finished and on purpose. As a teacher, I presume the art needs work. So the same work that I might like as a critic, I might find wanting as a teacher, simply because my rule for looking at student art is: if you’re not sick don’t call that doctor. As a dealer you’re looking for quality, of course, but you’re also looking for evidence of the artist’s work habits and commitment to a long-term career. As a curator you’re looking for what fits.
Thirty-five thousand MFAs a semester, 90 percent of whom never make another work of art.
With the artists, I don’t teach, I coach. I can’t tell them how to make art. I tell them to make more art. I tell them to get up early and stay up late. I tell them not to quit. I tell them if somebody else is already making their work. My job is to be current with the discourse and not be an asshole. That’s all I wanted in a professor.”
- DAVE HICKEY, Art critic, Educator, Curator.
»jon-garcia: “I saw this on Tumblr some time ago but I can’t find it. So here it is again. Those last two sentences are just… prophetic.” (via tobia)