Monday, May 4, 2009

Promised Lands Will Always Break Their Promises

Fig. 1. Martin Kippenberger - The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s “Amerika”, 1994

'To the degree that a work of art breaks through the realm of art and becomes uptopian perception, it is creation - meaning that it is subject to moral categories in relation not just to human beings in the act of conception, but to man's existence in the sphere of perception. The moral nature of creation gives the work the stamp of the expressionless.'

Walter Benjamin