Wednesday, November 21, 2007

east midlands contemporary art auction

east midlands contemporary art auction
Originally uploaded by monkeyinfez.

auction this saturday, 1pm, nottingham (uk)... see lakeside arts for details.

i have superfluous to needs in the show

Sunday, November 18, 2007

once more

The disclosure of the Defra cuts plan will embarrass Gordon Brown, who is expected next week to give a major speech on climate change, recommitting Britain to supplying a fifth of its energy requirements from renewables by 2020. Previously government officials had said Britain would struggle to meet the target and lobbied to be allowed to use different statistics.

From yesterday's guardian. The wording at the end just makes me laugh and fills me with despair.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


The ruthless unity in the culture industry is evidence of what will happen in politics. Marked differentiations such as those of A and B films, or stories in magazines in different price ranges, depend not so much on subject matter as on classifying, organizing and labelling consumers. Something is provided for all so that none may escape; the distinctions are emphasized and extended. The public is catered for with a hierarchical range of mass-produced products of varying quality, thus advancing the rule of complete quantification. Everybody must behave (as if spontaneously) in accordance with his previously determined and indexed level, and choose the categories of mass product turned out for his type. Consumers appear as statistics on research organization charts, and are divided by income groups into red, green and blue areas; the technique is that used for any type of propaganda.
- Adorno & Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944)

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

superfluous to needs - east midlands contemporary art auction

superfluous to needs will be exhibited as part of the east midlands contemporary art auction at the djanogly gallery, university park, nottingham. hurray.

the exhibition is on from the thursday 15th - saturday 24th november, with the auction running from 1pm on the final day.

oh, and i also recommend lustre, the arts & craft market running next weekend (10th & 11th) at both the djanogly gallery and lakeside gallery. i've been to the event for the last couple of years and there was some really great stuff.

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