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Aesthetic canons

by Jim Benz

Aesthetic canons:
An unusual production
A painstaking theory
Arborized with the development
A simultaneous pull
A two-fold pressure
Bound to everyday life
Concrete work with materials and media
Deformed, atrophied
Foregrounding the process itself
Hung on the Wall
Modes of sensory perception
Privilege the signifier
Relinquishing political commitment
Spoiled of its purpose
The avant-garde tradition
The spectator's attention
Visual pleasures and the subject position
What is being expressed in the decoration
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What is being expressed in the decoration
Visual pleasures and the subject position
The spectator's attention
The avant-garde tradition
Spoiled of its purpose
Relinquishes political commitment
Privileging the signified
Modes of sensory perception
Hung on the Wall
Foregrounding the process itself
Deformed, atrophied
Concrete work with materials and media
Bound to everyday life
A two-fold pressure
A simultaneous pull
Arborized with the development
A painstaking theory
An unusual production:
Aesthetic canons

12/31/2010

Posted on 12/31/2010
Copyright © 2020 Jim Benz

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 12/31/10 at 08:32 PM

This almost slipped by me...and I really appreciate the writing here. It places me in a frame of mind there-abouts art. Any art I will not make, none other will make it either, likewise great art is never perfect and perfect art is never gear. I seek the inception of an idea that traffics with both the devine/mythic and the common/comical. It's a foolish society that imagines art that "is that thing whatever artists do"...Thanks.

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 01/01/11 at 01:15 AM

I'd like to see you hung upon a gallery wall, and i like the way this shuffles into a rhythm; loops back on itself.

Posted by Dan Kasten on 01/02/11 at 05:09 AM

Brilliant writing and a really cool form.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/03/11 at 04:24 AM

This form eludes me - I admire your application here very much.

Posted by Jody Pratt on 01/05/11 at 07:48 PM

A literal adventure for the mind. You took me off the page to another place. Great work!

Posted by Glenn Currier on 03/06/11 at 02:24 PM

I'm with Paul. You hang me up just long enough to be able to fall into the flow of your art. Thanks, buddy.

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