The Self—Including Yours—in 2017
Where: Aesthetic Realism Foundation
141 Greene St.
212-777-4490 Price: $10
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This Dramatic Presentation of Aesthetic Realism will feature:
Mind & Popularity by Eli Siegel
“Popularity is the being known and liked by many people. But it is these two words, known and liked, that we have to look into. Many persons have been ‘known’ by people but have felt that the self they had was not the self the others knew. This has made for all kinds of trouble….If a person is popular, but is not seen as he or she is, the popularity is so much unconscious rubbish.”
Is Your Fear Justified?
Reenactment of an Aesthetic Realism Lesson
“We will either change the world into an opponent only, something we’re afraid of, and think how smart we are by conquering it; or, while granting there is an opponent, we’ll have a victory by respecting the world, seeing it as beautiful. Which do you want?”—Eli Siegel
How Deeply Should We Look at Ourselves?: Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Marcia Rackow
“When Manet painted this girl behind the bar, he saw one of the deepest relations in the world–of the moment and the permanent; the transient appearance of things at one with the eternal forms.”
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