- (via cities)
I think that pleasure is a very difficult behaviour. It’s not as simple as that to enjoy one’s self. And I must say that’s my dream. I would like and I hope I die of an overdose of pleasure of any kind.
Because I think it’s really difficult and I always have the feeling that I do not feel the pleasure, the complete total pleasure and, for me, it’s related to death.
Because I think that the kind of pleasure I would consider as the real pleasure would be so deep, so intense, so overwhelming that I couldn’t survive it. I would die."
- Michel Foucault, 1977
New Challenges for Supporting Arts and Culture
Robert Sirman, Director and CEO
Canada Council for the Arts
Presentation to 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture
January 14, 2014
This whole presentation is very impressive. Here’s the outline:
My presentation today will focus on five big changes impacting public arts funders in Canada:
1. A dramatic expansion in what is considered art;
2. The ascendance of Aboriginal arts practice in a broad range of disciplines;
3. A change in the “access” discussion from the need for more product to the public’s capacity to engage with that product;
4. A movement toward more systems-based, ecological decision-making; and
5. A change in the value proposition from serving artists to benefiting society as a whole.
Very forward-thinking! Cool to know that the head of the CAC knows what he’s doing, especially given the federal climate.
So pithy, so right on.
- Lauren Berlant in Artforum
Anonymous asked: hi there, have you read clarice lispector? -dmf/syn_zero
No! I have to admit I had never heard of her before. A cursory look at her life & works makes me question my oversight as she seems congruous to my ways of thinking. What prompted you to ask? Do you recommend I start with any work in particular? Her short stories? A novel?
This is not Bruce Nauman I, March 2013.
- Kim Sawchuk