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Ream On - Kenneth Goldsmith's Theory of Anything - Publicide: Printing + Letterpress NYC
Ream On - Kenneth Goldsmith’s Theory of Anything

Conceptual writer Kenneth Goldsmith’s latest publication is Theory, a 500-page thought catalog assembled in a laserjet-ready 8.5 x 11 inch ream. The preview below courtesy of Jean Boîte Éditions:

Multiple columns of Theory simulate the look of a Brillo Box installation; its bubble gum wrapper sentiments are also reminiscent of the ironic quotes found in The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (from A to B & Back Again). No coincidence there, as Goldsmith’s approach owes itself to Warhol’s practice: appropriating and styling already-existing content (The Weather; Seven American Deaths and Disasters) while fastidiously documenting the banalities of quotidian existence (Soliloquy; Fidget). Goldsmith’s Theory of Anything is printed Internet in an era of the letterpress business card customized for an app developer. Have your cake and tweet it, too:
goldsmith  theory  art  writing 
may 2015 by juliusbeezer
For someone who managed to live up to his early slogan “Never Work!” he was remarkably busy.

He is now something of a canonical figure in literature, cinema and the art world. It has become commonplace to refer to the media sphere as a spectacle, and the cut and mix practices of today’s aesthetics appeals to the apparently similar Situationist practice of détournement for legitimation. He has been, as he might say, recuperated back in to spectacular commodity production. Such is the fate of all avant-gardes.
spectacle  debord  theory  politics  art 
december 2014 by juliusbeezer

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