Judith Schaechter’s sublime clarification

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Contributor Judith Schaechter responded to our desperate call for help in interpreting Shamim M. Momin’s artspeak in the Whitney Biennial catalog (see our post below).

(Momin’s artspeak: “Violette suggests the possibility of active participation in the majestic decay of the Burke-ian sublime, where imminent death [literally, or of that fugitive mement] imbues one with that consuming “astonishment…of the soul.”)

Schaechter’s explanation: Violette suggests the rush of a near death experience–like being on a roller coaster made by someone named Burke.

Judith Schaechter is an artist and 1992 Pew Fellow

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