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suspended

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The good the bad and the ugly

The good—figurative highly skilled makes the contemporary feel historical, plays on the archive discovers new stylized realities

The ugly—deliberately aggressive, clashing colors, disturbing subjects and shapes, amateurish on purpose

The bad—everything else
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
The good the bad and the ugly

The good—figurative highly skilled makes the contemporary feel historical, plays on the archive discovers new stylized realities

The ugly—deliberately aggressive, clashing colors, disturbing subjects and shapes, amateurish on purpose

The bad—everything else
But of course both 'the good' and 'the ugly' can also be 'the bad'.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
As always I think of luka's comment re: blawan's drums being excused by the "indie judo move" of claiming that incompetence is deliberate and stylised.

It's interesting how post-Modernism, it seems there's really nothing you can't excuse on conceptual grounds – but also that stuff that is more in line with the pre-Modernist canon of taste looks hopelessly outdated and irrelevant.
 

version

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It's interesting how post-Modernism, it seems there's really nothing you can't excuse on conceptual grounds –
It's been a godsend to fandoms. They never have to accept that whoever they're following can put a foot wrong as they can generate all these byzantine explanations for why it's supposed to be crap which in fact makes it good.

Maybe we should have a thread on fandoms, actually. They're such a huge part of culture now. It's the model from art to politics to business at this point. There are people who follow Elon Musk the way people used to follow David Bowie.
 

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It's been a godsend to fandoms. They never have to accept that whoever they're following can put a foot wrong as they can generate all these byzantine explanations for why it's supposed to be crap which in fact makes it good.
What if that's good
 
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