Friday, December 07, 2007

This Is Why.

This letter-to-the-editor was written to the Times-Picayune regarding Paul Chan's Waiting for Godot in New Orleans. During this frenzied moment that is Art Basel Miasma, I thought I'd post this reminder of what art also is. Not how much it costs, or how well it sells, or how goddamn good you look in front of it, but what it can mean.* Just a little breather. That's all.


*I know it doesn't sound like it, but this is not a slam against art fairs. I LOVE the damn things for my own selfish reasons. Any place where I can see boatloads of art is fine by me. Everything else is everybody else's problem.

5 comments:

Mark said...

If you slam away and everyone is in Miami, will it still hurt? I think New Orleans is the place to be.

Heart As Arena said...

Oh, I don't care about them. This is for the people who AREN'T there and need a breather from the type of coverage exemplified by the Gully of Shit that is the Times' T Magazine. They should have had MORE layoffs.

Heart As Arena said...

Paddy, on the other hand, is kicking ass.

biv said...

Fucking beautiful. Thanks for posting it. I'm tearing up. Because this shit is important. Damn.

Heart As Arena said...

Tell me about it, Bivs. I had the same reaction when Anne read it out loud at the holiday party the other night. I knew then I had to post it.