Black Angel of Negation

‘The negative, in its definiteness, is like a black angel of the annunciation, carrying in its folded wings the still unformed positive. This angel’s horizon is the other possibility. It is this angel which allows us to apprehend the great ‘perhaps’. It invites us to hope’

(Ernst Fischer, ‘Endgame and Ivan Denisovitch’ in Art Against Ideology, London: Allen Lane, 1969)

Image: Angel of Anarchy by Eileen Agar.


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