Thursday, October 12, 2006

For anyone who thinks I am tough on shows, galleries or critics check out this former new yorker who has a blog called "Anonymous Female Artist (a.k.a. Militant Art Bitch)". In this post she basically goes through the Times review section and tears into it - cutting out the b.s.

Roberta Smith on Gabriel Vormstein (a.k.a. Dream Catcher) at Casey Caplan: Two of the most beautiful works are “A Song for X After He’s X,” which involves a musical score made of wire and cherries, and an untitled sculpture that uses soil, sugar, cardboard, a Ping-Pong ball and cereal to suggest a dead and decaying body, possibly that of a fallen drummer boy, under snow.
That's kind of funny. A musical score of wire and cherries. A fallen drummer boy. Was that the thing by the door? I kind of liked that, but the rest of the show (wow, a French paper! A German paper!) should be lit on fire. Why didn't she mention how boring and self-indulgent the show is? I don't understand. Also, whenever a critic runs down a list of the artist's materials you know you're in trouble.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does the golden rule go??? So long as y'all can take it as well as you dish it out...

11:16 PM  
Blogger John Morris said...

I think Nancy Baker is the former New Yorker, Edna is too polite.

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

geeze, what a bitch

usually the really mean ones can take the dishing out and the takinging it.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt anonymous one. Its amazing how many people can dish it and not take it. One important aspect in this blog phenomenon is
that ANYONE can do it so you have all these amateurs art critters blogging around trying to put things in perspective for us. Sure we all have our learning bumpy
road but at the expense of the artists work? They don't get it so they write about it to everyone?
We have to work to detach ourselves from such sure sounding blog critters. We have to put in perspective that they are supplementary and often the image exposure is the real education and freedom potential for artists.

9:29 AM  

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