Good conceptual art is always more interesting than a painting but cannot be good without the history of painting. — Liam Gillick, “Statements for a Lecture on Conceptual Art”
The work has an elegance that is rarely achievable with such apparently ordinary objects. Yet this was no appropriation game, or subtle installation project. Rather his best work is rooted in a commitment to the idea that art has an obligation to proceed beyond the banal, disinterested and dislocated. — Liam Gillick, “Obituary for Felix Gonzalez-Torres”
Haecceity refers to aspects of a thing which make it a particular thing, not the universal qualities of a thing. Haecceity is the “thisness” of a thing, the discrete qualities, properties or characteristics of a thing which make it a particular thing.
Another composition from that work-in-progress collage application project.
Composition from a work-in-progress collage application project. At this point, the app was choosing random: words, size, type, position, and rotation and out of the blue, this.
Hiroshi Sugimoto (via Morte e Vida do Cinema de Rua |)
If we cannot educate ourselves to his purposes, then clearly his work will look like nonsense.
— Terrence Malick
From his introduction to Heidegger’s “The Essence of Reasons” (via Catalogue)