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Dear Hope Napkin
How do we find a way to live with these things while actually looking at them?
In it you float between two states and ideally feel yourself amongst it. Floating in the jelly!
That is where the work actually exists for me-in the moment we realize that something is happening.
Replace the dead with something alive that looks like it.
Less convincing, however, is the demand for the “guillotining” of the name “Napoleon”
While gaining a more intimate knowledge of the work it is difficult to separate oneself from the surface.
Changing the Napoleon name won’t solve all the Philadelphia art world’s racial issues but it’s an important first step.
The pivotal, momentary shift from consuming to subsuming.