connections - Exercise 4: "Connections" (Textual...

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Exercise 4: “Connections” (Textual  Incorporation) The quote was placed in the center of the wall as Lizzy and I entered the  new Rothko exhibition at the MoMa: The role of the artist, of course, has always been that of image- maker. Different times require different images. Today when our  aspirations have been reduced to a desperate attempt to escape  from evil, and times are out of joint, our obsessive, subterranean  and pictographic images are the expression of the neurosis which  is our reality. To my mind certain so-called abstraction is not  abstraction at all. On the contrary, it is the realism of our time. - Mark Rothko “But what he said here has nothing to do with graffiti, like you were saying  earlier,” she said. “You see, nobody is going to read a list of grievances regarding the  deficiencies in our nation’s welfare system typed in size 12  Times New Roman font, on an 8½ by 11 inch sheet of paper taped to the side of a building. “However, someone is going to notice a large, vividly colored and violently  beautiful metaphorical depiction of such grievances sprayed on and entire wall of 
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ENG 204 taught by Professor Henry during the Spring '08 term at NYU.

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