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Marina Abramović performing Joseph Beuysí How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (1965) at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Nov. 13, 2005
Photo by Kathryn Carr
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by Charlie Finch

If, as Donald Kuspit currently maintains in Artnet Magazine [see "A Critical History of 20th-century Art," Dec. 27, 2005], modernism is a decaying substitute for religion in which objects, in the absence of the godhead, are simultaneously defenestrated and reified, what are the systematics, the praxis of worship, in the pseudoreligion of contemporary art?


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