Betti-Sue Hertz

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Judi Werthein included in ‘Without Reality There Is No Utopia’ at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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Behind the phrase that lends this exhibition its title there are two thinkers: Jean Baudrillard and Andreas Huyssen. The former defined simulation as the creation of something that “has no relationship to any reality whatsoever,” and therefore predicted the replacement of “the real” by “the virtual.” Huyssen picks up where Baudrillard left off, positing that, since reality has been lost and replaced by its simulacrum, utopia cannot exist. Hence the title, “if there is no reality, there can be no utopia.” In other words, in the age of simulacra and virtual reality, the disappearance of the real also entails the end of the utopian…


garage talk: Asian Art Now

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February 3, 2005 at hG

Panel and conversation

Mami Kataoka, Norman Bryson, Doryun Chong, Lesley Stern, Betti-Sue Hertz, Eungie Joo, Yukie Kamiya and Kuiyi Shen