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Archive for March, 2012

quotes: theme park as template

Posted by rigorousm on March 27, 2012

Theme parks… propose a new vision for education and exhibition, one based not on a literal or historical vision but on archetypes and community consensus history. They speak a new language: multisensory, entertainment-based, three-dimensional, symbolic.

1990, Museum News

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quotes: the ludic man

Posted by rigorousm on March 27, 2012

Man plays only when he is in the full sense of the word and he is only wholly human when he is playing.

Friedrich Schiller

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quotes: on the state of the museum in the 20th c

Posted by rigorousm on March 21, 2012

Painting and sculpture… are orphans. Their mother is dead, their mother, Architecture. As long as she was alive, she gave them their place, their function, their constraints.

Paul Valery – The Problem of Museums – 1925

Museums are dead things; there is no optimum space for living painters because art is no longer connected with living institutions like the church or government as it was historically, or with the life of the bourgeoisie, as it was in the 19th century.

Eric Fischl

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