Category: Sontag

many kinds of elsewheres

For those of you sharing my interest in the work of Rebecca Solnit, here is a very fine review of her newest book: After the artist Georgia O’Keeffe left New York for the mesa of New Mexico, she began signing letters to friends “from the faraway nearby”. The striking oxymoron has given Rebecca Solnit the…

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Against Interpretation

Today I will be reading Susan Sontag’s essay Against Interpretation, from her collection Against Interpretation and Other Essays (1966). I’m going back to Sontag because I need a bit of backing for some thoughts that have been rambling around in my head lately… Looking at – and engaging with – conceptual art, it is obvious that this…

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