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#166 Lex

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 12:35 AM

elaborate?


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:06 AM

 

elaborate?


Yes. I'm all ears.

 

i was supposed to go to the patrons' night for that exhibit earlier this week. haven't read the review yet.


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#168 taion

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:10 AM

Mar-a-Lago? Corporate branding? "Vogueing"?

 

And the aside on Dian culture is a pretty painful anachronism.

 

Overall the flip tone is just offensive, though.


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:15 AM

I'm looking forward to the exhibition and all, but Holland Cotter's review reads like something out of Gawker.


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:37 AM

FWIW, https://www.nytimes....collection&_r=0

 

I agree that it reads like an intro lecture at a mediocre college.  


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#171 Wilfrid

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:41 PM

"He viewed death as a kind of power nap, from which he’d awake refreshed in a tomb that was like an earthly home, but better, more fun. He designed his mausoleum as an underground Mar-a-Lago,..."

 

 

Sheesh, yes.  Gave up on that.



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:07 PM

The editing is atrocious too. "Qi Shihuangdi"? And "Qin" is not pronounced "Chin" either (like halfway between "tsin" and "tseen" in Mandarin, and something weird and unpronounceable but definitely not "chin" in Old Chinese).
 

I mean, he wasn't far from a real-life evil overlord – famously he ordered a massive book burning, which destroyed many of the records from the highest point of Chinese philosophy (and he executed all the scholars too, for good measure)... but a flip Mar-a-Lago reference is unworthy of the Times's co-chief art critic.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 11:32 PM

Missing the joke, literally: https://twitter.com/...713535486943232
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