No matter what else happens culturally this year, it's all ok with me. Why, do you ask? Well, Dali is coming to Philadelphia.
After Duchamp, he's probably my favorite artist of the 20th century. His wild ideas, his high level of craft, his attitude all appeal to me in a variety of ways. Looks to be a huge retrospective, and Philly is the only U.S. venue.
So go. You owe it to yourself to visit him in 2005.