Re: Whatever Happend to Susan Sontag?

Natasha Vita More (
Mon, 01 Jun 1998 01:08:03 -0500

At 05:50 PM 5/29/98 EDT, you wrote:

>In a message dated 5/29/98 10:42:52 AM, you wrote:

>Wouldn't you say the artist is making ineffective art, rather than saying
>the artist is silencing a reification?

I can say it both ways, I think. The art is ineffective because its
intention is to, in part, separate the audience from the inside elite.
Yet, while positioned comfortably on the inside, it does has depth. (Sorry
if this sounds a bit like rattle -:)

I do think that the content of the art reference in this epoch has value
not only for the cultural content (it does reveal a lot about the times),
and also because abstract art and abstract thought are valuable brainwork.

>Thanks for the recommendations on Paglia, BTW. I've enjoyed several of
>her essays and was already considering taking some of her writings for a

Yes, I have enjoyed her essays also.

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