February 24, 2012

On kitsch

For the last days I have been involved in a sort of discussion regarding "kitsch" after I suggested in a lecture that the kitsch could be somehow used in order to educate people in this violent country or, at least, to pacify them, due to its Konfliktlosigkeit, which T. Adorno adscribed to it. Somebody has denied that Mexican is a kitsch culture (it is terrrribly kitsch!), or that kitsch could be of any use. That's my hypothesis, still have to work on it.

But it was nice to read what Leon Wieseltier published today:

"In this sense one’s books are one’s biography. This subjective urgency bears no relation to the quality of the book: lives have been changed by kitsch, too."

 Baby Jesus dressed the Mexican way

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