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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Roberta Smith, Form Mongerer

Roberta Smith on form, reviewing a Bruce Nauman inspired show for the NYTimes -

"In 1968 art’s turn toward concept, performance and process was signaled by a famous exhibition that Harald Szeemann organized at the Zurich Kunsthaus, “Live in Your Head: When Attitude Becomes Form.” Too much recent art suggests that living in your head is only a beginning and attitude is rarely a sufficient substitute for form. However cerebral, linguistic or enigmatic Mr. Nauman’s work can be, he is profoundly involved with form as a vehicle for complex, nonverbal experiences, which makes him more pertinent than ever."

RELATED: Roberta Smith on the fear of form.

1 comment:

martin said...

should it just be "-monger"? hmmm.