‘Enough Said’ - Chris Mann and the Kabbalah

Lyn Gallacher

Abstract


Representation is the basic artistic dilemma. How can ideas be expressed? How can you say what it is you are trying to say? In his notebooks Jasper Johns reveals his attitude by commenting, "I have tried to mean what I am doing". A similar frustration is expressed in Schoenberg's opera, 'Moses and Aaron', when Moses complains to God, "Thought is easy, speech is laborious".

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