art's ugly face
Kara Walker, artist who will be included in the inaugural MOCAD show in Detroit, has been written up by the infamous art critic Jerry Saltz. You have to read at least the first 3 paragraphs! Saltz makes some basic assessments that a lot of art viewers forget about: art isn't always beautiful nor does beauty equal truth.
"Keats was wrong: Beauty isn't truth, or truth beauty. Saying art is about beauty is like saying, "I'm for children." Everyone loves beauty; Nazis loved beauty; Osama loves beauty...Kara Walker's work is sometimes great. It is rarely beautiful."