Tom Sachs
November 26, 2003 11:10 AM   Subscribe

Kill All Artists! - The art of Tom Sachs.
posted by hama7 (9 comments total)
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Great links too.
posted by hama7 at 11:11 AM on November 26, 2003

how 'bout we start with the designer of that Flavor Flav clock?
posted by jmgorman at 11:49 AM on November 26, 2003

Love the Nutsy's movies . . .
posted by drew_alley at 12:28 PM on November 26, 2003

Metafilter: The gerbils have left the boardroom.
posted by kindall at 12:36 PM on November 26, 2003

The "Caretaker" movie is insane. It's 7MB so I won't link to it, under the movies section. Talk about magnificent obsessions.
posted by stbalbach at 1:21 PM on November 26, 2003

Nutsy's was nicely installed at New York's Bohen Foundation space late last year. Sachs was interviewed about it at the time.
posted by liam at 2:36 PM on November 26, 2003

I like his manifesto. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes about art (and as a second rate art student, I have many), by Robert Motherwell.

"The passions are a kind of thirst, inexorable and intense, for certain feelings or felt states. To find or invent "objects" (which are, more strictly speaking, relational structures) whos felt quality satisfies the passions -- that for me is the activity of the artist, an activity which does not cease even in sleep No wonder the artist is constantly placing and displacing, relating and rupturing relations; his task is to find a complex of qualities whose feeling is just right -- vering toward the unknown and chaos, yet ordered and related in order to be apprehended.

"The activity of the artist makes him less socially conditioned and more human. It is then that he is disposed to revolution. Society stands against anarchy; the artist stands for the human against society; society therefore treats him as an anarchist. Society's logic is faulty, but its intimation of an enemy is not. Still, the social conflict with society is an incidental obstacle in the artist's path.

"[For example] it is Cezanne's feeling that determined the form of his pictorial structure. It is his pictorial structure that gives off his feeling. If all his pictorial structures were to disappear from the world, so would a certain feeling..."

(oh boy do I feel pretentious right now)
posted by atom128 at 2:42 PM on November 26, 2003

a-fuckin-men on the manifesto

and right on atom128 -- just do your do and let others worry about what to call it
posted by Satapher at 3:08 PM on November 26, 2003

I like his manifesto.

Did he even write that one himself?
posted by zerofoks at 5:44 PM on November 26, 2003

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