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Olga Rozanova, Green Stripe, 1917.

Hundertwasser famously said that the straight line is godless and immoral.

For years here at Adbusters we’ve kept coming back to that statement again and again, because it seems to contain within it some kind of magical aesthetic secret.

Straight-line people and straight-line thinking, they’ve led to a dead end, to an existential climate crisis that has resulted in us spiraling down towards what could be a very long dark age. The logic freaks have had it their way for over 2,000 years and all they have to offer now is more of the same: more technology, more rationality, more surveillance, more consumption, more control.

In economics, design, engineering, psychology, art, in all the professions, we need more right brain, less left brain.

No more marches, let’s play jazz. The only way to turn back a straight line is with a curve . . .

Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2007 Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2007
Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

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