File spoon-archives/phillitcrit.archive/phillitcrit_1998/phillitcrit.9803, message 49


Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 09:00:25 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: PLC: [H-BLOOM] Western Canon University


At 12:41 AM 3/14/98 EST, Pat Sloane wrote:
>But artists often don't like to be controlled or
>directed.  

Nor do really thinking people in general. Anybody can cleave to a set of
requisites and be a member in good standing of a group or congregation or
whatever. That's basic social-mammal stuff. What's interesting if you're
thinking is to try to figure things out a bit less imperfectly. 


>So I know lots of good black artists who aren't considered "black
>enough," good  women artists who aren't considered to be "feminist enough,"
>etc etc etc. The tyranny of the group, more or less.
>

Exactly.

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing-AT-nyu.edu or downingg-AT-is2.nyu.edu



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