The Birth of Comedy out of the Suicide of Tragedy

The Birth of Comedy out of the Suicide of Tragedy Or: Letterman and Leno Nietzsche felt that the rise of the comedic play signaled the end of the traditional Greek tragedy, and with it, great art. However, this new comedy still retained much of the old theory behind his conception of the tragedy. The two primitive artistic impulses represented by the Gods Apollo and Dionysus are still critical, but in comedy the old duality is […]

Dia:Beacon is cool.

I went to Dia:Beacon over the weekend. Great modern art installation. First of all, enough cannot be said about the building. It is huge and lets in massive amounts of natural light, which the large sculptures really benefit from. Secondly, the sheer size of the individual installations makes for a unique experience: Chances are you might catch some representative pieces of art from a famous artist at some show, but Dia:Beacon has really gone above […]