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○Mexican Artist presented for the Venice Biennale
○What if your husband bought this with all his money?
○Read it Against Nationality
■What is it saying about Mexico
■Empty shoebox could be making a statement of the lack of money in
○The Reading of it shift, due to its position in place
○Reading by looking at it in conjunction with the biography of the artist
○Context of the piece in terms of the History of Art
■Who is the artist trying to communicate the message to?
○Where is it being presented?
■The street, the gallery, the holy of holies
○ The emptiness of the container
○Which Box is it?
○Generic Box, Different in every iteration of the exhibition
○Does not feel Mexican, because it lacks Mexican Symbols
○The easier the reading, the worse the art is, sometimes
○Art holds your attention, and bothers you, because you can’t figure out what it is
★Why are artists endowed with the ability to determine what art is?
○Art is subjective
★Are there Physical Facts? Are there Moral Facts? Are there Aesthetic Facts?
■Some people say yes, some no?
■Almost comprehensive facts
★What is the difference between Warhol and Duchamp?
○Duchamp creates singular things, makes singular choices
○Warhol is using mass production as a means to make art
○Duchamp picks up a generic piece
■3 million have been done in the last to hours, but he only moves one into
the white cube of the gallery
★Reading for thursday
○Jose Falconi Guggenheim Blog Piece