75 Reasons to Live: Apsara DiQuinzio on Cady Noland’s Enquirer Page with Eyes Cut Out

Apsara DiQuinzio is assistant curator of painting and sculpture at SFMOMA. In response to Cady Noland's Enquirer Page with Eyes Cut Out (1990) and the artist's mining of the dark, delirious aspects of American culture, DiQuinzio appropriates a story by John Haskell that in turn appropriates a scene from the movie Touch of Evil.Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? In January 2010, during SFMOMA's three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it “manic splendor“ — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page. Or look for them here, on Open Space.

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