ART, LITERATURE, QUOTES, SPIRITUALITY

An Artist’s Greatest Work of Art: Teaching

Many of those associated with Conceptual art taught for a living and saw this as an integral part of their creative work. ‘It (teaching) is my most important function,’ said Joseph Beuys. ‘To be a teacher is my greatest work of art.’ … He was sacked from the Dusseldorf academy in 1972 because he let anyone join his course who applied for it

Tony Godfrey, Conceptual Art (Phaidon 2006)

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ART, GRAPHIC DESIGN, LITERATURE

Television and Mass Media: An Inner Colonialism

Television, controlled by the state and big business, allowed for a new type of colonialism, an inner colonialism whereby the population was duped and controlled, not with weapons but with a glossy, false picture of the world.

Tony Godfrey, in Conceptual Art (Phaidon, 2006), referring to mass media of the late 60’s and reactions of the Situationists

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ART

You Can Do Anything, After A Real English Breakfast

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Jan Dibbets and Reiner Ruthenbeck in ‘The energy of a real English breakfast transformed into breaking a real steel bar by the artists Dibbets and Ruthenbeck’ 1969
from Conceptual Art by Tony Godfrey, Phaidon 1998

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ART, LITERATURE

Imagine Meandering

The Situationists were trying to create a new urbanism where people could be free, not ideological slaves. An individual’s passage would not be a rush from home to work and back, but a meander, or adventure, through the city, open to all possibilities – in the Situationist term, a dérive.

Tony Godfrey, Conceptual Art, Phaidon 1998

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