Thanksgiving Is Ruined
December 30, 2008
Arntz we kinda glad they did?
seems that the Municipal Museum of The Hague & other notables brought on-line this past April a tremendous Gerd Arntz web archive
did we previously realize the fascinatingness & extent of Arntz's Isotype design work?
Arntz was a TiR "unsung" [sic] art hero, four years ago
we learned of the Arntz site thanks to Co Seegers' wonderful Dada Newsletter blog, here
we learned of Seegers' blog thanks to the Museum Ludwig Cologne's 2008 exhibition, "Progressive Cologne 1920-33"
we learned of the exhibition thanks to Sabine Breitwieser's best of 2008 list in ArtForum
we learned, from the same issue, in Maggie Nelson's praiseworthy "best of" contribution/review of D. Graeber's Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire, of the phrase "orthopedic aesthetic"
we learned of an explanation of what the phrase means from a writing by its coiner, Grant Kester, here
TiR read the explanation
now if we could just figure out what it means
quiz question: who really cares?
follow-up question: really. i mean, who really cares?
answer(s): what a funny question