[spectre] any news on the revolutions?

Armin Medosch armin at easynet.co.uk
Thu Mar 10 13:26:41 CET 2011


I think this post by Brian Holmes adds some interesting perspectives to
this debate


On Thu, 2011-03-10 at 12:50 +0100, Andreas Maria Jacobs wrote:
> Hi Jaromil et al
> Nicely said and exactly what matters
> The artificially maintained divide between 'public' and 'private' are the
> lines these conflicts are expressed in
> For me as an artist the most horrible reactions towards my works are
> always the misconceptions about its functioning in a social context, for
> that is exactly what not is needed but almost always wanted as a kind of
> socially build in reflex, which is grounded on nothing but make believe
> and cultural determined behavioral attitudes
> So my mental exile is based upon a very individual approach towards my own
> production, whereas I intend to build upon a 'common' understanding of
> their workings both 'public' and 'private'
> Communistic art, communist art, communal art?
> I tend to reorient towards the 'interbellum', form last century, when
> people like Brecht and Weil, Tucholkski, Heartfield, Kokoschka, Eisler etc
> etc were trying to develop exactly that: a common understanding and a
> common, open form of art disconnected from the economical domain of the
> rich and the privileged.
> Andreas Maria Jacobs

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