Conceptualism is still alive and well except on screen now instead of paper and canvas ...a theme that is talked about with little regard for the quality of the visuals themselves. The theme maybe important but if presented in an uninteresting manner loses its impact. And you have to present written contexts next to the visuals to know what is going on. Even in this latest AGO show the larger photos on metal were shit...simply badly done...and the portraits were not enhanced by all that glitter. Kitschy. I liked the theme but found the art ho-hum, except for maybe one image...the video was also boring, albeit meant to shock...the previous show at AGO, by Rebecca Belmore had much more depth and quality of artistic merit. It was brilliant...there was a video that actually spoke about reality and moved you..not conceptualism...you understood it without having to go and read about it. You felt it.
2/26/2019 03:20:47 am
Fantastic blog! I always find something interesting.... Thanks
2/26/2019 08:26:51 am
Thank you Marisa.
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