One cannot say not to these. Again dear DustRoad (how can one not love this name?) invited me and five other fellow bloggers to play an utterly useless but funny game:
1. Grab the book closer to you.
2. Open the book at page 123 (if there is no page 123, grab the next book that has that many pages)
3. Find the fifth period (that is from one full stop to another if you have forgotten) of this page.
4. Post the next three periods, that is the 6th, 7th and 8th periods of the page.
5. Ask five more people to do the same.
The book nearest to me at any given time for the last months is this:
It is a collection of essays by exhibition professionals (curators etc) edited by Paula Marincola and published by Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.
So on to the game:
Of course, the agendas of assimilation versus difference become transparent with hindsight. Yet as Steyn also points out, this strategy was accepted by a people whose very survival depended on acceptance within a host community. She continues, " The Jews of Whitechapel, with all their diverse cultural identities, were invited to become spectators of a culture already complete, presented and represented to them and for them by their trustees."
This particular essay, titled Temple/White Cube/Laboratory was written by Iwona Blazwick and is about the Whitechapel Gallery in London.
So on for the invitations: I call for the esteemed collaboration of my friends: Indiktos, Natassaki, Ritsa, Meniek and Tzotza (who still has not finished her previous assingment!).