Tuesday, January 3, 2012

All

Johan, Matteo and I went to see the Maurizio Cattelan retrospective at The Guggenheim the other day. It was a pretty spectacular sight, and yet I couldn't help but feel that each piece was divested of its cleverness from being exhibited like that, hanging from the rotunda in a cluster of art works. From the little I know about Cattelan, his pieces are so site specific, each one telling its own story. And when shown together like that, it seemed to me they kind of just became visual gags.

(But hey, for chrissakes, go if you can. It's not every day you get to see hundreds of art works suspended in the air:O)

Photo by David Heald via New York Magazine.

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