File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_2001/avant-garde.0106, message 16

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 13:05:00 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Re: Roma


On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, John Young wrote:
> >Well, coming back, the alps seen from Milano highways: it was the CIA, 
> >which made NYC the "capital of the artworld", does anybody remember this ?
> >
> >Paradigms. Bellini as sex.
> Are you saying that the CIA exerted mind control by hypnosis,
> drugs, cash, fame, clique of critics, or what?

I think it tried to shift the art away from the socialist view. By
funding. What is NYC today ?
> Has anything changed since then?
> Is Bellini a codeword for entry? It is often heard around Manhattan

Bellini was the darling of the once ruling class in Rome.

> these days, prefixed with vodka, schnapps, rum, tularemia.

The hooligans in the train from Roma to Naples didnt drink but smoked one
joint after the other. Last sunday was Roma/Napoli in football..
> Paradigms are over, unless for a banal retrospective catalog,
> for tittering amongst send the old shit to hell curators.
> Sex, what are you trying to say, art in lieu of?

I was refering to an old german source describing Bellini flesh in stones.
Didnt knew that they had such words in that times. Cock etc.

Do you remember the Carravagio movie by Jarman ?

Look at the ragazzis posing as Maria in the Villa Borghese. All this art
has more to do with life than catholicism etc. Double morals, irony etc..


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