Month: March 2017

Short Comments on “Modernism Since Postmodernism” by Dick Higgins (selective quotes) #1

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“The Artist” versus “The (Cognitive) Professional” “But far from the cumulative sophistication being built up by an enormous quantitative exposure to an art, exhaustion sets in. The professional cannot afford to admit exhaustion, so he or she carries on in some purely analytical way, according to a cognitive scheme he or she has devised.”  Modernism Since Postmodernism, p.70 Thus, if the artist acts like a (cognitive) professional–that is, becomes numbed by repeated exposure to a […]