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LURIE & GOODMAN SHOW AT GALLERY SCHWARZ, MILAN

Introduction (1962)

Welcome to this exhibition. If your eyes and mind serve you well, you will see something new. When viewing this show, please avoid applying "aesthetic" labels; do not call us "realists", "neo-dadaists", "surrealists".

These labels are neither true nor important in today's context. Formalist distinctions do not apply here. Aesthetics are generally viewed as a fixed, solid entity: we look upon it as the reflection of changing reality. The ivory tower is no substitute for involvement in life. In a time of wars and extermination, aesthetic exercises and decorative patterns are not enough..

We are not "abstract", "non-objective", "representational" alone, - rather we are all of it: we want to use all inventions, past or present, without discrimination as to "styles"..

Totality is seen as a composite of all aspects: limiting, purist, puritanical approaches are rejected. We are not playful! We want to build art and not destroy it, but we say exactly what we mean - at the expense of good manners. You will find no secret languages here, no fancy escapes, no hushed, muted silences, no messages beamed at exclusive audiences. Art is a tool of influence and urging. We want to talk, to shout, so that everybody can understand. Our only master is truth.

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