Saturday, April 24, 2010

Right on Dave Hickey...

"Beyond the hegemony of corporate and institutional consensus, however, beyond the purview of uncannily lifelike blockbusters like Jurassic Park and the Whitney Biennial, everything that grows in the domain of culture, that acquires constituencies and enters the realm of public esteem, does so through the accumulation of participatory investment by people who show up. No painting is ever sold nor essay written nor band booked nor exhibition scheduled that is not the consequence of previous social interaction, of gossip, body language, fashion dish, and telephone chatter--nothing transpires that does not float upon the ephemeral substrata of "word of mouth"--on the validation of schmooze."

--Dave Hickey
"Romancing the Looky-Loos" from AIR GUITAR

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