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ONE-on-ONE  |  Part 4  |  22:07 mins

"NO!art" and the Aesthetics of Doom: Dialogue with Boris Lurie

By ESTERA MILMAN  |  New York 2000

Published 5/10/2011  |  Videography: Elke Stappert & Simone Zimmerman  |  Final Edit: Scott Siegling

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PART 4 : Eichmann was incapable of uttering a single sentence that was not a cliché. (Was it these clichés that the psychiatrists thought so "normal" and "desirable"? Are these the "positive ideas" a clergman hopes for in those whose souls he ministers? Eichmann's best opportunity to show his positive side of his character in Jerusalem came when a young police officer in charge of his mental an psychological well-being handed him Lolita for relaxation it, visibly indignant; "Quite an unwholesome book," he told his guard.)  |  Hannah Arendt "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on Banality of Evil" 1963

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About ESTERA MILMAN: Founding Director, Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts (ATCA), 1982 through 2004. Composed of artifacts, performance relics and archival material of the post-World War II avant-garde, ATCA attained an international reputation as both a groundbreaking repository for contemporary artworks and a research program. Funded, in part, by a series of grants from Federal and State agencies, the project successfully generated a host of acclaimed topical workshops, exhibitions, publications and interdisciplinary symposia. Charter Member Conceptual and Intermedia Arts Online (CIAO) and Project Leader, CIAO Fund-raising Subcommittee, 1997-2000. Participants in the CIAO consortium included Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts/The University of Iowa, Berkeley Art Museum/The University of California, The Hood Museum of Art/Dartmouth College, the Getty Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, Franklin Furnace (New York), the National Gallery of Canada, the Tate Gallery (London), and the Walker Art Center. She curated in 2000/1 the first North American retrospective of early works by the NO!art cooperative of artists active in New York since the early 60s at Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art in Evanston.  more