File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1996/avant-garde_Feb.96, message 8


Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 12:31:17 -0600
Subject: Re: public (fwd)


>>Hallo,
>>
>>I just read in the newspaper that there is an avant-garde exhibition here in
>>Stockholm, Sweden, where a russian artist, in the nude, chained to a
>>doghouse (he "was" a dog) bit people in the audience harder and harder
>>during the performance, and finally the police came and locked him up.
>>Another artist made another performance and destroyed a Chinese artist's
>>installation - for which he/she had collected human hair for years.
>>He/she will sue the "destroyer" to get damages.
>>
>>
>>
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>Sounds like art but not very good art. Why can't people learn to be a bit
>more judgmental and play the quality card!
>
>Dick Higgins
>
>Dick Higgins
>P O Box 27
>Barrytown, NY 12507
>        Tel: (914) 758-6488
>        Fax: (914) 758-4416
>        E-mail: dhiggins-AT-pop.mhv.net
>
>
>
>
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It seems the artist who destroyed the installation has learned quite well
to be judgemental and was most certainly playing his own quality card.

Could someone expand on why these pieces are "art but not very good art?"
Thanks.

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas
lpierre-AT-mcs.com




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