Thursday, October 19, 2006

I have a review of Albert Oehlen's show at Luhring Augustine in this week's issue of Time Out, and a review of FOTO: New Photography from Denmark at Scandinavia House, in the New York Sun today.

Also look for a review of Mamma Andersson's last show at David Zwirner in the next issue of Tema Celeste, and the "hair-trigger liveliest" critic in the country, Jerry Saltz, quoted me in the Village Voice last week.

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From Saint-John Perse's speech at the Nobel Banquet in 1960:

"In truth, every creation of the mind is first of all «poetic» in the proper sense of the word; and inasmuch as there exists an equivalence between the modes of sensibility and intellect, it is the same function that is exercised initially in the enterprises of the poet and the scientist. Discursive thought or poetic ellipsis - which of these travels to, and returns from, more remote regions? And from that primal night in which two men born blind grope for their ways, the one equipped with the tools of science, the other helped only by the flashes of his imagination, which one returns sooner and more heavily laden with a brief phosphorescence? The answer does not matter. The mystery is common to both. And the great adventure of the poetic mind is in no way secondary to the dramatic advances of modern science. "

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