A beautiful mind

How does one write beyond words? AGNES MARTIN: Untitled from the “On a Clear Day” portfolio (1973). Screenprint on Japanese rag paper. My interest is in experience that is wordless and silent, and in the fact that this experience can be expressed for me in art work which is also wordless and silent.  – Agnes Martin Agnes…

Interior with Book

I have read several blog-posts on the American painter Richard Diebenkorn (1922-93) lately. At Catching Days, Thomas Larson writes very well about him in a post on writing. Much of the current writing on Diebenkorn is related to the ongoing exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966 (which I unfortunately will not get to see). The exhibition examines Diebenkorn’s…

Is it art?

In 1917 Marcel Duchamp turned a urinal into a readymade sculpture. He called it “Fountain”, and tried to exhibit it at the Independents Exhibition in New York. It was the largest exhibition of modern art ever mounted in America; the “Fountain” was not accepted, but even so it revolutionized the world of art. Duchamp wanted…