‘These Are Still Your Days’



It’s a gray, rainy November day here in Western Mass, and (as corny as that might sound) immediately after receiving a bit of pretty bad news, I came across Ed’s new post, which made things look a little bit better. While I disagree with him about the New Museum conclusions, it’s a very inspirational post. And it’s important to remember that “what among the work being made today is valuable to society must be measured by up-to-date standards… standards that truly reflect their time.” I’ll copy that on a piece of paper, to hang over my desk, so I can use it when people complain about how, for example, photography was supposedly so much more lively fifty years ago. And I hope that Ed’s next book - should he decide to write one - will be about art itself.