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Robert Stark Interviews Rabbit About Art, Architecture, & Culture

Posted on the 12 February 2016 by Calvinthedog

New Stark interview here.

Later on in the interview, I arrive to co-host the show with Stark, so there is a lot of me in this interview too.This was a long interview with two one hour segments. I linked to the first segment which focused on the politics of the Alternative Left. This hour leaves politics aside and instead focuses on art, design and architecture and in addition on the relationship between culture, economics and these three aesthetic forces. If you are into art, design or architecture, I think you will really enjoy this interview.

Rabbit is an artist, experimental musician, and blogs at AltLeft.com. Robert Lindsay joins latter in on the conversation

Topics include:

How politics is driven by the culture.
How conservatives tend to focus on politics and are ineffective in creating culture.
How the Alternative Right tends to attracts more creative types than the Mainstream Right.
Why Rabbit feels that much of the Alternative Right holds backwards views towards art and culture.
Rabbit’s artistic inspiration in Minimalism, Cubism, Mid-Century Space Age, and Dutch Constructivism.
Danish Modern Interior Design.
Robert Stark’s artwork.
The difference between between modernism and postmodernism.
Italian Futurism.
How cultural innovation has stagnated.
How the past is the future (ex: in the mid-20th Century, the culture looked to the future instead of the past).
Vintage Las Vegas.
Whether capitalism is responsible for aesthetic decline.
How in the early to mid-20th Century there was still an innocence to capitalism and higher aesthetic standards.
Mid-Century advertisements.
Strip malls and suburban cookie-cutter houses as an example of when architecture is driven purely by profit without any aesthetic value.

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