Mike Gordon on sat 24 nov 07
Did this Mary Abbe mention the "curator" of the show or the juror's? If
they let in the crap and showcase it s "ART" then in my opinion they
should be slammed and have their names made public as well. Mike
Let's declare an end to navel-gazing, sophomoricism, banality and
self-indulgence. Let's move on to something -- anything -- more
visually engaging and intellectually stimulating than the dismal dreck
that's showcased through Feb. 3 in the Minnesota Biennial: 3D II at the
Minnesota Museum of American Art. "
this was the classic show of trash cans, stuff on the floor, old
garbage bags and metaphor about `self`.
it was dismal, just like many ceramic sculpture/pottery shows we have
to drag through.
Ellen Currans on mon 26 nov 07
Hooray for Mary Abbe and her critique of the Minnesota Biennial. =C2=A0The e=
mperor has no clothes!=C2=A0
The following little essay came this morning from one of the women in my art=
's group. =C2=A0She did not attribute it to anyone, and I don't know if it i=
s something that has been going around for a long time. It is new to me, and=
I thought appropriate to the sad state of officially recognized art in this=
HOW MANY ARTISTS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB?
One Minimalist to leave the old bulb in place.
One Romanticist to light a candle, providing the right atmosphere for changi=
ng the bulb.
One conceptual artist to write out instructions, so others can create the ac=
tual bulb-changing process for him.
One Surrealist to use a fish mouth to unscrew the bulb.
One feminist artist to smash the bulb because it looks too much like an erec=
One Abstract Expressionist to strew the broken glass around the room.
One performance artist to roll around on the glass, videotaping the look of=20=
pain on his face.
One installation artist to sweep the glass pieces into piles of various size=
One assemblage artist to attach the broken glass to a wooden pole.
One graffiti artist to tag the glass with spray paint once the pole is insta=
Plus one janitor to put a new bulb in the fixture, so he doesn't get fired.
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