Wednesday, October 01, 2008

excerpt from Piero Manzoni's 1957 essay "For the Discovery of a Zone of Images":

A common vice among artists---or rather bad artists---is a certain kind of mental cowardice because of which they refuse to take up any position whatsoever, invoking a misunderstood notion of the freedom of art, or other equally crass commonplaces.
Since they have an extremely vague idea of art the result is generally that they finish up by confusing art with vagueness itself.

*The full text can be found at

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