Tuesday, 28 October 2008

1 comment:

Fifibear said...

“Not everything that makes something happen in the world makes something happen through direct causal means, or through an eye that looks directly on its object…..sometimes things affect the world sideways, through glances out of the corner of the eye, through all manner of obliqueness… this same glance might just be that which enables art to resist the oppressive power of ‘good argument’ that ends up, for its own purposes, showing a principled intolerance to art’s political nature”. (Lydia Goehr “Art and Politics” Ch 27 The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics (New York OUP 2005) 483-484.)