Marianne van den Boomen on Sun, 9 Apr 2000 06:20:34 +0200 (CEST)

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: <nettime> Re: Museum Europe

At 17:10 06-04-2000 +0200, Josephine Bosma wrote:

>saturated by culture. Culture is the driving force of society, next
>to money and the seemingly simple fact of our existence, and not an
>after effect.

I would put it even stronger: money can only be a driving force of society
when/because it is embedded in culture (and culture = the way we organize
our existence).
So I agree with your point. Still, I have the same reaction as probably
Geert when it comes to  
postings on nettime with the word 'art' in it. I just skip them.  
There is a problem with 'culture as after effect'. Art is a specific
culture criticism and  criticism always emerges as after effect. Art as
criticism is perhaps even more an after effect - because it takes a
specific mental orientation and labour to see it in the frame of criticism.
Marianne van den Boomen

Marianne van den Boomen
Groene Amsterdammer:

#  distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission
#  <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism,
#  collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets
#  more info: and "info nettime-l" in the msg body
#  archive: contact: