All right, not exactly right away but this really was a museum experience remembered by Henry Geldzahler, the legendary and sometimes controversial Metropolitan Museum curator of contemporary art from 1960 to 1977.
How far we’ve come!
In 1965, Susan Sontag wrote a ground breaking essay, Against Interpretation which she dedicated to the artist Paul Thek, a sometime lover
The Nobel prize-winning chemist Harold Kroto, in a lecture he gave in the British Library in 2006 asserted that all science started with art, with forms and shapes, and seeking balance and symmetry.
A recent research report from Simon Fraser University professor Travis Proulx claimed that abstract art is less threatening than absurd (surrealist) art,
Authenticity here is not about authentication, about verifying if say, Andy Warhol actually made those Brillo boxes (or had them made) or penned that signature. It’s about something that is maybe more elusive and difficult to verify.
I don’t think so. But the argument for it is interesting and not without some truth.
If the author, Curtis Johnson who is a student of video games, contends that there shouldn’t be any distinction (see below), politics would
No, it’s not about Imelda Marcos (you still remember her?). Or Princess Diana, who probably made Jimmy Choo’s career by ordering dozens of pairs of his exceedingly comfortable flats in all different colors.
The shoes I am thinking of are used by artists Doris Salcedo (b. 1958, Colombia) and Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929, Japan)
I examine the art piece for specific elements significant to a particular artist – brush stroke, clor, manner and favorite shapes.
– Elizabeth Kubicki, participant in MIT Physics Department Hallway Art Quiz.
This spring 2004 exhibition in Tate Britain is a triumph of beauty and horror. And if beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so is horror. It follows then that beauty and horror can be one and the same thing – and so it goes in this garbled Garden of Eden.