Looking north from E61st Street
"November 18, 2013 lecture by Timothy Clark (Head of Japanese Art, British Museum) at the Japanese Art Society of America in New York. Details the exhibition "Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art" taking place at the British Museum. More lectures are available for viewing at: http://www.japaneseartsoc.org/ ”
Guy Ernest Debord was a French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker, hypergraphist and founding member of the groups Lettrist International and Situationist International. In broad terms, Debord’s theories attempted to account for the spiritually debilitating modernization of the private and public spheres of everyday life by economic forces during the post-WWII modernization of Europe. Alienation, Debord postulated, could be accounted for by the invasive forces of the ‘spectacle’ - “a social relation between people that is mediated by images.” Central to this school of thought was the claim that alienation is more than an emotive description or an aspect of individual psychology; rather, it is a consequence of the mercantile form of social organization which has reached its climax in capitalism. Debord committed suicide, shooting himself in the heart at his property on November 30, 1994.
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