Richard Appignanesi

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    The only way to present what is conceivable but not representable is abstraction
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    Mondrian’s abstract art attempted to purge itself of all representational references – to banish any “illustration” of reality.
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    The concept – inadequate to represent reality – is rescued by elevating it and eliminating all traces of “reality” from the (re)presentation of the unpresentable.
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    the abandonment of easel painting in favour of kinetic art and technical design applied to typography, architecture and industrial production
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    Installation shifts the empowerment of aura from the object to the place
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    What you see is what you get.”
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    Art can only progress towards its own self-annihilation.
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    reproducibility in the age of mass consumerism. Walter Benjamin
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    anything with nostalgia value
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    souvenirs of yesteryear’s ancient manufacture.
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