Friday, June 24, 2016

Carl Andre -- Sculpture as Place at Hamburger Bahnhof

Gestures are empty if perceived in a void of intellectuality. By that I mean that nothing is new until the old disappears from our mental radar screen. Every Generation Next has it's own scale of value but mostly it does copy already existing tastes and makes them their own as if previous epochs didn't inform their judgement, didn't exist.
We don't exist in a vacuum so the place we inhabit is the realm that presents us with reality. The essence of this statement is that we are a Gesamtkunstwerk or translated comprehensive work of art as in all encompassing.

The Earth as sculpture a living one for that matter and a place for us to be astonished about the space we inhabit. Minimal as minimalism. We are the core of all we observe because nothing matters if we don't pay attention to it.
Place is sculpture, is room for our expressions of pleasure or dismay.
The air we breath is the remnant of past civilization. Art is the reinterpretation what other cultures have observed during their life cycle.

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photography and copyright by Richard Schemmerer

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