[ilds] Gifford's "Late Modernism's Migrations"

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Tue May 5 14:33:44 PDT 2015


Here, here, Billy!

On 2015-05-03 11:42 AM, William Apt wrote:
> If I may weigh in...
>
> What I notice is a widespread belief that, somehow, forming judgments
>   when it comes to art  - being (cringe) "judgmental" - is bad, almost
> politically incorrect. The problem is that in a world without judgment
> anything passes as art. And if anything passes as art, how determine how
> or whether civilization advances? There is a difference between
> creativity and talent.  Creativity is great (think that paean to
> creativity - Nevada's Burning Man Festival)  but it is talent that
> causes us to see or think in a way we have never seen or thought before.
> Remarkable talent is always present, David, but I submit that, since the
> 1960s, the iconoclasm of which you speak is less manifest in fiction,
> poetry and visual art than it is in nonfiction, film and popular music.
>
> WILLIAM APT
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