A selection of the photographs of Jean Baudrillard—THE CONSPIRACY OF ART: PART I—is now on view at Château Shatto.
“It is not true that we need to believe in our own existence to live… Our consciousness is never in fact the echo of our own reality, of our existence in ‘real time,’ but rather the echo in delayed time, the dispersion screen of the subject and its identity. We are only distinguishable from ourselves in sleep, unconsciousness, and death. This consciousness, which is something altogether different than belief, comes more spontaneously from challenging reality, from siding with objective illusion than from objective reality. This challenge is more vital for our survival and for the survival of the species than the belief in reality and existence, which are spiritual consolations for use in another world.” — Jean Baudrillard*
Through May 25.
1206 Maple Avenue, Suite 1030, downtown Los Angeles.
*Jean Baudrillard, La Pensée radicale (Paris: Sens & Tonka, 1994); “Radical Thought,” in The Conspiracy of Art, edited by Sylvère Lotringer and translated by Ames Hodges (New York: Semiotext(e), 2005), 162–177.
From top: Jean Baudrillard, St. Clément II, 1988, front and reverse; Baudrillard.