Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, Manet, 1863, oil on canvas
"Performance has been a major influence on capitalism in the last ten to twenty years; just think about the experience economy and the high value it places on the ephemeral, about its use of established avant-garde ideas in relation to time, presence and experience. In the 1960s, we might have been able to say that performance works with a critique of the museum and a critique of capitalism as it's non-object-based. But now, the biggest capitalist corporations in the world are not selling objects, they're selling lifestyle, belonging and experiences. And one of the places they inherited that way of thinking is from the avant-garde."
10/30, #2017readingchallenge, "How to Frame: On the Threshold of Performing and Visual Arts"
Staff outing to the @noguchimuseum earlier today. Love this quote from an unpublished Reader's Digest op-ed by Noguchi:
"(To be hybrid anticipates the future. This is America, the nation of all nationalities. The racial and cultural intermixture is the antithesis of all the tenet of the Axis Powers. For us to fall into the Fascist line of race bigotry is to defeat our unique personality and strength)"