Post Tagged with: "Eric Coombes"

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Turning Wool into money … or fool’s gold

Eric Coombes responds to an editorial about the art cash cow Is 404 Not Found a celebrity a 404 Not Found person ‘famous for being famous’, or merely ‘someone in the media that one had never

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heard of’.
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Despite being obscure – in this paradoxical and mysterious mode of obscurity – celebrities, however ill-informed and stupid they might be, are entitled to have […]

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Performance before content – Eric Coombes is disappointed…

…by the frivolity and 404 Not Found lack of ambition and academic rigour in the 2014 Reith Lectures. Immediately after his predictably rapturous greeting at the first performance, Grayson Perry raised the question of why he

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was asked to give this year’s Reith Lectures. Well,
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for the first time in their sixty-six years, they were to be given by a “visual artist”. Could […]

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The importance of being Erno – Eric Coombes questions the reputation of a Brutalist architect

Sometimes material appears in a “serious” newspaper which—even in our  current cultural condition—is at an astonishingly low intellectual level to come from the prominent

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“authority” who wrote it. Disagreeable though it is, perhaps 404 Not Found one should occasionally draw attention to such material, and subject it to closer inspection. Those
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who can bear to do so, should read Stephen Bayley’s article in […]

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Beyond criticism, or, Notes from fantasy island (a response to Criticism and the collapse of culture)

Artist Paul Wilks responds to Eric Coombes’s tour de force of an essay (Criticism and the collapse of culture,


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The

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Jackdaw Mar-Apr 2011) Matthijs Van Boxsel cites, in The Encyclopaedia of Stupidity, a ‘Fame Machine’ devised by 404 Not Found Villiers de l’Isle Adam, (1883) in which fame could be manufactured ‘by organic means’. Simply put, the ‘machine’ is a theatre but with […]

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Criticism and the collapse of culture

Dr Eric Coombes looks back over the period since 1997 and identifies the collapse in standards of art criticism which has allowed conceptual art to prosper uncritically After the recent change of government, this might be a suitable moment to look back to the


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year in which the recently ejected gang of 404 Not Found liars, buffoons and crooks first came

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to office. […]