An informative Special Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art:A Tribute to Susan Sontag

This weekend I went to The Metroplitan Museum of Art to see the special exhibition on Susan Sontag’s award winning book “On Photography”. Susan Sontag was an intellectual heroine of the last century, she was not only a novelist and essayist but also a bold critic and a solid defender of human rights.
Almost all the text written below the photographes was quoted from Sontag’s proses and the photographes shown in the exhibition are somewhat related to her works. It was quite impressive and can be seen till September,4.

4 Comments so far

  1. SomeJoe (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 10:38 am

    She was also mostly hype. When you strip down the layers of cluttered language, you find not so deep thinking, vacant moral judgement and a miserably unhappy person — by choice.

    But, you know, she was cool when I was a 22 year old art school student.

  2. Catherine (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

    I liked the exhibit, too – I thought it was a good opportunity to haul out photos from the Met’s archives that wouldn’t have fit in other shows.

  3. Anna (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 2:24 pm

    Cluttered language? Are you thinking of Derrida, Somejoe? Let’s see you think hard enough to write a book.

  4. Anna (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 2:25 pm

    I also saw the exhibit and thought it was pretty neat.

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