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Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

Adorno always fought for the radical autonomy of art. Only as an alternative to everything else – and in radical separation from anything else – could art be able to create insights and to change the world.

What’s amazing about this quote is that magic, usually seen as illusory, is liberated from the lie while simultaneously forsaking any claim to the truth.

(As an aside: the German word Magie is the anagram of Image)

 

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