"Primitivism" In 20th Century Art : Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern, the 1984 show at MOMA was one of those legendary exhibitions
CURRENT READING: "Primitivism" in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern, in Two VolumesSubmitted by Wayne on Thu, 2010-06-03 22:05.
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CURRENT READING: Graphic Masterpieces of Yakov G. Chernikhov: The Collection of Dmitry Y. Chernikhov: DOMSubmitted by Wayne on Tue, 2010-04-13 21:25.
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"Only a handful of modern thinkers have had so profound an impact on our understanding of the world as Claude Lévi-Strauss, whose revelatory application of linguistic theory to the field of anthropology—in tracts such as The Elementary Structures of Kinship (1949), Tristes Tropiques (1955), and The Raw and the Cooked (1964)—gave birth to a structuralist model that forever transformed the studies of art history and literature, psychology and sociology. In the opening decades of the twenty-first century, his rethinking of global cultures and circuits of exchange has never been more relevant. "
Thomas Crow, Michael Taussig, and Sylvère Lotringer in Artforum April 10
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"Too many manufacturers lose sight of the fact that Americans don't have to overspend on clothing to prove a point and that they are conditioned to receiving value for their fashion dollar. The merchandise must fit and it must stand up against a certain amount of wear and tear. If it is supposed to be a folly or a gag then it must be cheap. Jokes do not bear repeating. The most expensive ready made American clothes are as well put together as the made to order creations of the Paris couturiers and they cost about the same but only apply to a sliver of the population....The American fashion industry's continuing and massive inferiority complex works against the consumer"
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