"In Enzensberger’s view, tourism, which is “always outrun by its refutation,” necessarily leaves the hopes of the tourist unfulfilled. So the tourist is bound to reject tourism and that rejection becomes the principal motor that drives the tourist industry as it colonises new regions and activities."
— Marcus Verhagen, Keynote Speech: On Artists and Other Tourists (Fogo Island Arts
"But sometime in the late ’80s, fashion discovered semiotics. Clothes suddenly acquired meaning (think of the efforts to “decode” a Helmut Lang show or almost any by Martin Margiela). You truly needed to be an expert to appreciate why a jacket was worn inside out or why a dress that made you look like a bag lady was cool."