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Art Fairs « MAD Blog
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Art Fairs

THE END / LET US ALIGN OURSELVES WITH INTERNATIONAL SENSATIONS

Hassan Khan's "Glass Knot"

...and if there was ever an art/life divide, this is absolutely the end of it. And that is good.

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BLOGUMENTA Day 2.5 — NO EXIT/Kein Ausgung

Art

Well this day just wouldn't be complete without a Dali film screening WITH a pre-show performance, vaguely ritualistic and featuring a woman in a black veil holding a prism AND a scythe, moving like a greasy, wobbling worm followed around by a man carrying a bright light, trailed by a weeping elder man daubing his eyes with a hankie, and you finally, you guessed it, a live goose.

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BLOGUMENTA DAY TWO: THE EXHIBITION CONTINUES

not drunk just unrested I swear

One thing that is beginning to stare me down is that there is a lot at stake. The common cynicisms I might hold about contemporary art--that it's become, through market forces, nothing more than a luxury good, or that it's a narcissistic masturbate-a-thon, or that it's a nauseating, theory-gagged, class-fed academic self-eating monster….well these thoughts are really just NOT in play very much here. And with that bitchiness out of the way, there is so much space for the possibility that art could be a noble act of hope, rigorous intellect, spirit, and optimism. Dare I say LOVE?

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BLOGUMENTA

Documenta!

So Documenta, if you don’t know about it, is a site-specific art takeover of the small city of Kassel, in central Germany. It occurs every five years for a duration of 100 days, and it is happening right now, through September 16th. Maybe the future is happening and I want to be there when it's happening and maybe even talk about it happening? I also like traveling alone in countries with good selections of heavy dairy products and deep pastry traditions. I decide that if I can get a few days off work and find decent airfare, I will go. I do and I do and I do!

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