☛ “Three Studies For Portrait of Lucian Freud” by Francis Bacon, oil on canvas in three part, each 14″ x 11 7/8″, 1964 (dated on the reverse). Information retrieved from Sotheby’s Lot Notes. Hi-res reproduction retrieved from Antique and Art Ireland. On February 10, 2011, this painting was sold for £23 million ($37 million): Eight […]
☛ James Mollison Photography: “James & Other Apes”, 2004, Digital C-type prints, 50x68cm / 120x164cm, published by Chris Boot, 112 pages, 50 colour photographs. © James Mollison, 2011. Artist statement: While watching a nature program on primates I was struck by their facial similarity to our own. Humans are clearly different to animals, but the […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on August 17, 2011 ― Published in Art, Communication, Photography | Tagged: animal, apes, classification, collection, Derrida, face, human, identity, Levinas, taxonomy, visage
Evgeny Morozov and Malcolm Gladwell are the two most visible skeptics of the utopian claims made for “Liberation through Facebook.” Their arguments seem sensible to me, though I think they lose sight of the distinction between the architecture of the Internet, which is the fundamental value brought to people by services like Facebook and Twitter, […]
A quote from Willard Van Orman Quine about the concept of identity from the point of view of the actual and the possible.