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Produced with Saul Anton
SATURDAY 22 MARCH 2008, 7PM
COMMANDER'S ROOM
7th Regiment Armory
643 Park Avenue at 67th Street


   

Under the wing of their TRUE MIRROR project at the Park Avenue Armory annex of the 2008 Whitney Biennial, DEXTER SINISTER will issue a special ARMORY ADDENDUM to SAUL ANTON's recently-published book 'Warhol's Dream' (JRP Ringier & les presses du reel, 2007). The new text is written by Saul Anton and produced with DS as one of their series of parallel press releases. This extended edition of the book will be available for $22.

The author will be present. Drinks will be served. Reading may occur.


A: The annoying thing is that whenever people hear the word 'art,' they start acting like lawyers. Whenever you mention that word, they start getting very stiff and nervous, and begin asking you what you mean, as if you were signing a contract and they wanted to know what you mean when you say you're going to 'pay' them a thousand dollars. Critics are the worst. I guess it's their job, but you say one word and they start asking you what you mean, but if you ask them the same thing, they behave as if they've said the most obvious thing in the world. If I were a critic, I would worry about my words rather than the artist's words. Everyone knows they'll say just about anything, and that most artists don't have any idea what they mean anyway.

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B: The Ultramoderne buildings of the thirties transcend Modernist 'historicist realism and naturalism, and avoid the avant-garde categories of 'painting, sculpture, and architecture.' The Ultraist does not 'make' history in order to impress those who believe in one history. The Twin
Towers, though they might seem to embrace Ultraism's love for repetition, continue to shape space, and so they are Modernist. The distance between them is false.

A: Did you hear about the guy who walked between them on a tightrope?

B: I didn't, but that's only more evidence that the Towers are modern through and through. The empire State is neither a thing or a place. It's a sign, more like the ziggurats or the pyramids. It's like a prime number, a little gateway to infinity.

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DEXTER SINISTER WILL OCCUPY THE COMMANDER'S ROOM AT THE 7TH REGIMENT ARMORY EVERY DAY FROM 4 MARCH TO 23 MARCH 2008 RELEASING A SERIES OF PARALLEL TEXTS THROUGH MULTIPLE CHANNELS OF DISTRIBUTION WHICH REFLECT ON THE 2008 WHITNEY BIENNIAL.

MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE TRUE MIRROR WEBSITE:
http://www.sinisterdexter.org/



Posted 18 March 2008 13:36:00

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