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Ralph Ellison on Symbolism via Paris Review – Document: The…



Ralph Ellison on Symbolism via Paris Review – Document: The Symbolism Survey, Sarah Funke Butler

Dec 20

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http://t.co/BepeHnIW
Dec 20

Photo: Ritabored via Fasteater http://t.co/rEwNwSQg

Photo: Ritabored via Fasteater http://t.co/rEwNwSQg
Dec 19

"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..." http://t.co/Of5hs0Yb
Dec 19

"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)
Dec 19

"Daily rotation takes it’s toll, but nobody cares when you’re on a roll… and I’m tired to the soul." Found: http://t.co/aptLmV5t

"Daily rotation takes it's toll, but nobody cares when you're on a roll... and I'm tired to the soul." Found: http://t.co/aptLmV5t
Dec 19

The soundtrack for this morning’s work-sprint was provided by @dorianconcept http://t.co/NAgBzbur (Tomas- see discography for track names ;)

The soundtrack for this morning's work-sprint was provided by @dorianconcept http://t.co/NAgBzbur (Tomas- see discography for track names ;)
Dec 14

As might be said in the manor: Bloodaxe is going IN. New anthology of Black and Asian poets: Out of Bounds. http://t.co/wtZb5RPZ

As might be said in the manor: Bloodaxe is going IN. New anthology of Black and Asian poets: Out of Bounds. http://t.co/wtZb5RPZ
Dec 14

Breaking Silence sold out in Waterstones, Stoke-on-Trent. No idea how many copies they had, but whoever bought it there: Thanks!

Breaking Silence sold out in Waterstones, Stoke-on-Trent. No idea how many copies they had, but whoever bought it there: Thanks!
Dec 14

Switched off Mail.app dock unread count. No more screaming red badge breaking focus. I’ll "do email" when it’s time to do email, thanks.

Switched off Mail.app dock unread count. No more screaming red badge breaking focus. I'll "do email" when it's time to do email, thanks.
Dec 14

"To comprehend a man’s life, it is necessary to know not merely what he does but also what he purposely…" http://t.co/hXaXc4Nx

"To comprehend a man’s life, it is necessary to know not merely what he does but also what he purposely..." http://t.co/hXaXc4Nx
Dec 14

"To comprehend a man’s life, it is necessary to know not merely what he does but also what he…"

“To comprehend a man’s life, it is necessary to know not merely what he does but also what he purposely leaves undone. There is a limit to the work that can be got out of a human body or a human brain, and he is a wise man who wastes no energy on pursuits for which he is not fitted; and he is still wiser who, from among the things that he can do well, chooses and resolutely follows the best.”

- John Hall Gladstone
Dec 14

Flight: mentoring for young aspiring writers (18-24) via Spread the Word. Deadline end of January. http://t.co/KPUC8Tx4

Flight: mentoring for young aspiring writers (18-24) via Spread the Word. Deadline end of January. http://t.co/KPUC8Tx4
Dec 13

Video: Hello Little Printer, available 2012 (by BERG) Want! http://t.co/Lmzhz9aJ

Video: Hello Little Printer, available 2012 (by BERG) Want! http://t.co/Lmzhz9aJ
Dec 13

Hello Little Printer, available 2012 (by BERG) Want!



Hello Little Printer, available 2012 (by BERG)

Want!

Dec 13

The Christopher Tower Poetry competition for poets aged 16-18, on the theme of Voyages, deadline March 2nd, 2012 – http://t.co/4Vr9gYRN

The Christopher Tower Poetry competition for poets aged 16-18, on the theme of Voyages, deadline March 2nd, 2012 - http://t.co/4Vr9gYRN
Dec 13

ArtStack – From the about page: “ArtStack lets you discover, collect and share art.” “You can’t keep a great… http://t.co/vWnAXu6C

ArtStack - From the about page: “ArtStack lets you discover, collect and share art.” “You can’t keep a great... http://t.co/vWnAXu6C
Dec 12

ArtStack

ArtStack:

From the about page: “ArtStack lets you discover, collect and share art.”

“You can’t keep a great piece of art to yourself. By linking you with the people and things you’re interested in, ArtStack gives you a continually updated feed of relevant and inspiring artworks and commentary. When you see something you like - on the site or anywhere on the net - you can easily add it to your Stack, your personal collection of art.”

I recently received an invite to Artstack’s closed beta. There’s a surfeit of platforms for the micro-curation/like-blogging of visual content, but what I’ve seen of Artstack so far suggests that it’s a clean, easy to use tool. Shame I’ve already got a Tumblr for this kind of thing and a neglected Pinterest account. 

One day my orphaned internet properties will gang up and turn against me… 

Dec 12

Photo: Is it graffiti if it isn’t urban typography? MONEYLESS says “yes”. http://t.co/SOH3rtgI

Photo: Is it graffiti if it isn’t urban typography? MONEYLESS says “yes”. http://t.co/SOH3rtgI
Dec 12

Issue II of the @parabolaproject is now available: writers and image-makers together in a beautiful publication: http://t.co/DamPyLfy #want

Issue II of the @parabolaproject is now available: writers and image-makers together in a beautiful publication: http://t.co/DamPyLfy #want
Dec 12