Lee Siegel over Kunst
February 22, 2008 - Uncategorized
Falling Upwards: Essays in Defense of the ImaginationYour new book, “Falling Upwards: Essays in Defense of the Imagination,” fortunately does not lack for logic or rhetoric, not to mention nuanced and witty considerations of everything from Dante to “Sex and the City.” Can you explain the title? “Falling upwards is a physical impossibility, and anyone who works with the imagination is in the impossibility business. The other meaning is that what our dominant culture considers falling or failure is, in the realm of art making, often a triumph of character or spirit. For example, there is such a madness to become famous. Obscurity is the new poverty. People don’t seem able to bear being unknown. But obscurity and struggle are the artists’ Harvard and Yale.”
Citaat The New York Times, 17 sep 2006: Deborah Solomon Bye-bye-blogger- Questions for Lee SiegelAgainst The Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic MobIn de New-York Times van 3 februari 2008 wordt Siegel’s boek ‘Against The Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob’ besproken. Deze keer heeft hij het niet over kunst maar over het internet. Onder de titel: Log on. Tune Out. staat een prachtige illustratie van Jennifer Daniel.The New York Times, 3 feb 2008: John Lanchester: Log on. Tune out.