Peter L. Johnson

22 05 2012

I’m not too sure about Mr. Johnson. Certainly his images of the pollution of the Mississippi River and other rivers in his country must be shocking. But to immerse yourself in the water and take a chance of health problems, seems somewhat radical. And will it change anything?

The other question. When does social consciousness leave the realm of art? There is a difference between the pamphlet and the short story. Between the movie and propaganda.

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The movie Cabaret captured that sense of propaganda.

 





Joel-Peter Witkin

22 05 2012

Witkin’s work is gross. I can imagine someone saying. Also it is beautiful. Maybe. It has its attractive qualities. I think it is just curious. Like a dark alley. Or a car accident. You just want to have a peek. Then grab a paper bag.

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