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Julian Schnabel, "Big Girl Paintings," at Gagosian Gallery, 2002
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POSTMODERN SYSTEMATICS
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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