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My wife and I were walking through MoMA in New York recently. At the back of my mind was the question how to build ‘real’ and ‘virtual’ social networks for libraries and how far apart the two concepts are.
We came across a work by Sigmar Polke. (German, born 1941) called Mao (1972). It was a combination of printed fabrics, political imagery, news headlines, consumer items and fashion. It has references to American Pop art, Warhol and Lichtenstein.
Polke asks the question: “Does meaning create relationships or do relationships create meaning?”
It’s a good question in art and society. I suspect that the answer to my quest is somewhere in there.
Anyway, I am always intrigued when art connects us to insight.

Posted on: September 23, 2007, 10:06 pm Category: Uncategorized