Monday, January 29, 2018
In lieu of a white rose at last night's Grammy award ceremony, Lorde (the only woman nominated for album of the year, and the only album of the year nominee not invited to perform) showed her solidarity with the TimesUp movement by wearing a text from Jenny Holzer's Inflammatory Essays (1979-1982) stitched into her dress:
Rejoice! Our times are intolerable. Take courage, for the worst is a harbinger of the best. Only dire circumstance can precipitate the overthrow of oppressors. The old and corrupt must be laid to waste before the just can triumph. Contradiction will be heightened. The reckoning will be hastened by the staging of seed disturbances. The apocalypse will blossom.
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