Gilbert and George share life lessons
, surprise they care what Mom thinks...
Ben Davis' review of Christopher Williams' show at MoMA is a must read
. About 5-6 years ago art that was mostly in code that was never meant to be understood was all the rage... and Davis explains why this show is the moment the trend has truly jumped the shark. In general, any visual art that leans hard on its title is in trouble. Kosuth, Weiner and Baldessari do it right by making the title kinda besides the point and redundant (ie. it isn't code or a secret handshake,that's just being clubby). In short it is too satisfied with itself and too cute by half. By comparison Duchamp seemed considerably less amused with himself... and instead implicated his part in the great art and life con, R. Mutt indeed.
The Prado looks like it might lose Bosch's The Garden Of Earthly Delights
. Sure, it is one of the most famous paintings in the world but it was on loan from the King of Spain, whom coincidentally will be completing his own museum shortly. I don't know what is lost by having more museums? The Prado has plenty of masterpieces already.
HA proposes that Lygia Clark's work doesn't really mesh well with a crowded museum experience
. It is true, some experiences demand a bit more space and less people to produce their full effect.
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