“When sophistication loses content then the only way of keeping in touch with reality is to be crude and superficial. This is what I intend to be.”
page 158 “How to Defend Society Against Science”, Scientific Revolutions, Oxford Readings in Philosophy
Feyerabend’s critiques the application of scientific theory to social prescriptions. But this quotation struck me because it could be re-applied to the contemporary art world so easily. Sophistication without content. It is, however, fascinating how crude and superficial attacks on content-less sophistication have been subsumed into a sophisticated discourse.
oh man, venomous attacks against a vague subject like the “art world.” I must be tired. oh well, POST!