Sunday, April 15, 2012

why write?

Daniel Buren writes: “all the talk in the world, all the possible texts, will end up saying very little about what is essential to the visual domain. […] Because if we admit as a possible axiom that to be an artist means showing the invisible, we can also claim that as soon as the invisible is seen it becomes unsayable. We can also admit that if visual ‘saying’ is fundamentally and essentially ‘silent’, that doesn’t stop us talking about it […] (Daniel Buren, “Why Write?, Art Journal 42, no.2 (Summer 1982): 108-9; see here).”

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