" Do I contradict myself?
Walt Whitman (via awelltraveledwoman)
Very well then I contradict myself,
I am large, I contain multitudes. "
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Of course, art is meant to be discussed, and even more so, it’s meant to be liked by some and not by others, but these days, there is a level of respect that is missing in terms of the crowd and how they react to and interact with the artist. To me, this is an obvious example of how our art has turned into entertainment.
" Jenny Holzer’s famous truism “Protect me from what I want” renders in a very precise way the fundamental ambiguity of the hysterical position. It can either be read as an ironic reference to the standard male chauvinist wisdom that a woman, when left to herself, gets caught in the self-destructive fury, so that she must be protected from herself by the benevolent male domination: “Protect me from the excessive self-destructive desire in me that I myself am not able to dominate.” Or it can be read in a more radical way, as pointing towards the fact that in today’s patriarchal society, woman’s desire is radically alienated, that she desires what men expect her to desire, that she desires to be desired by men. In this case, “Protect me from what I want” means “What I want, precisely when I seem to formulate my authentic innermost longing, is already imposed on me by the patriarchal order that tells me what to desire, so the first condition of my liberation is that I break up the vicious cycle of my alienated desire and learn to formulate my desire in an autonomous way.” "
Slavoj Žižek, How To Read Lacan (via not-nai)
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