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27.2.12

my listening consolation collection

i have work to do, sure. but the last week has been a bit crummy, so i've dived back into listening to a lot of music and riding around on my bike. i feel like i'm the 13-year old girl i never actually was.

i while back someone wrote an article about not asking artists about art, ask them about music, given the amount they listen to whilst making work. considering how much of it i've been listening to lately, i'd say he was right. plus i've been getting into music blogs, reading music mag subscriptions on the ipad, tracking back hip hop crew connections from the late 90s on wikipedia, using last.fm again?!

it's like i'm having a shit-hot threesome with nostalgia and half-arsed heartbreak.





and i miss seeing art that consoles me that much.

the tate had a thing a while back, rethinking its collections and inspiring audiences to make their own themed version of the collection. i remember The Heartbreak Tate Collection - a few images that would simultaneously stir and console a broken heart.  I'm pretty sure a Rothko was there.

if i was going choose a collection of works based on my recent listening collection, here's what'd be:


an infinite livez performance



rothko's black paintings



lerato shadie's video mmitlw


tracey emin's whole venice biennale installation from 2007


tracey moffatt's other


YOKO ONO CUT PIECE by TECHNOLOGOS
yoko ono's the cut



marina abramovic - art must be beautiful, artist must be beautiful



rubens - st george and the dragon

the original performance of hennessey youngman's performance art lecture


soda_jerk's astro black



bruce nauman's art make up 1 - 4 (white, pink, green, black)

any of these louise bourgoise works


tim noble and sue webster's black narcissus


almost anything by alice neel

tiepolo - allegory of planets and continents



bellini's st therese sculpture

francis alÿs'  - the green line


francis bacon - seated figure


fischli and weiss - der lauf der dinge



see? all maudlin and pain and fuckery. but sometimes you gotta go there.

1 Comments:

At 01 March, 2012 11:14, Blogger Stan Lee said...

I first saw the Rothkos at the original Tate back in '86. They moved me in a way no painting had before or since. I've seen them several times since and they get me every time. Magnificently melancholic.

 

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