Manifesto 190119 (2019)

by Samantha du Raeno / babel
19th January 2019

1Hence, once again, pastiche: in a world in which stylistic innovation is no longer possible, all that is left is to imitate dead styles, to speak through the masks and with the voices of the styles in the imaginary museum. But this means that contemporary or postmodernist art is going to be about art itself in a new kind of way; even more, it means that one of its essential messages will involve the necessary failure of art and the aesthetic, the failure of the new, the imprisonment in the past.”
– Frederic Jameson

2 “Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.”
– Guy Debord

3 “In various ways, the lie has become the standard currency of culture. The cruel truth is that we have lost the right to choose when we want to be disbelieved.”
– Mark Lawson

4 “Everybody should have two voices, the one truthful, the other natural.”
– Euripedes

5 “…he said, rising with the satisfied air of a man who thinks he has an idea of his own because he commented on the idea of another…”
– Alexandre Dumas

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