Been loving the new Passion Pit record. “Cuddle Fuddle” is totally the sleeper hit. A bit mellower and more playful than the other things on there, but still super catchy. It’s the one I find myself wanting to listen to over and over.
“The thing I hate the most about advertising is that is attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.”—Banksy, Basement.org: Bansky On Advertising
“I guess in the old sense the term “contemporary art” is already long gone. It is of course still used by the traditional art museums, magazines and commercial galleries. But this only means that it is used to protect a territory that has already lost its meaning, relevance and energy. There is still money to be made on it for galleries. Customers want a guarantee that an image is contemporary art and not, say…, photography. For the museums the term has a Disney or Las Vegas effect. And this is the whole story. “Contemporary art” is like “French cuisine” or “rap music”. The term will still be around as long as people can make a profit from it, which is OK, but the interesting stuff is made outside of this context, in relation to the net, to cities, to society, to fashion, to whatever… and does not need to be labeled.”—Jan Aman, answering “How much longer will we use the term ‘contemporary art’?” One Question Interview