Tuesday, December 02, 2008

What's new under the sun ?!?

“The artist is a living contradiction: he tries to imitate and he invents, he tries to invent and he copies. If contemporary artists sincerely seek to be original, unique, and new, they should begin by disregarding the notions of originality, individuality, and innovation: they are the clichés of our time.”

(Octavio Paz, “Invention, Underdevelopment, Modernity.” Alternating Current. Trans. Helen R. Lane. p. 19)

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