If it is true, as Stendhal famously remarked, that beauty is the promise of happiness; what then is ugliness the promise of?

  What is ugly? Who is ugly? – cont.  According to Umberto Eco: Beauty is, in some ways, boring. Even if its concept changes throughout the ages, nevertheless a beautiful object must always follow certain rules. … Ugliness is unpredictable and offers an infinite range of possibilities. Beauty is finite. Ugliness is infinite, like God.… More If it is true, as Stendhal famously remarked, that beauty is the promise of happiness; what then is ugliness the promise of?

Ugly???

What is ugly? Who is ugly? Is ugliness at all a word, a description, a kind of characterization one can use? Copyright© Iiu Susiraja I am working on a short text about the Finnish artist Iiu Susiraja. Susiraja is a photographer using her own body as subject and motif. What is most striking about Susiraja’s appearance, is… More Ugly???

7 Artists On the Arctic

Listening to nature while waiting for answers from Paris – Evgenia Arbugaeva: Tiksi (2013) … watch: 7 Artists On the Arctic … Guido van der Werve: Nummer Acht: Everything is going to be alright (2007) .   I turn yet again to Jan Zwicky Prelude There is, said Pythagoras, a sound the planet makes: a kind of music just outside… More 7 Artists On the Arctic

Citizen

Did I tell you about reading Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, an American Lyric? Well, actually, I have nothing new to add to all those marvellous analysis, reviews and comments already spinning around in the world … see: CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC … other than my very personal & intimate feeling of astonishment – of totally awe: How did… More Citizen

The Nunnery

Higher Ground by Kate Gilmore, is a site specific performance featuring women in white dresses and red shoes, swinging on swings inside an empty house, painted very pink on the outside and lipstick red on the inside. The setting where the performance is taking place was once a private home, and was later used as a convent, a nunnery. I find… More The Nunnery