Tag Archives: Bruce Nauman

those special shades

by Art Chantry last night i again watched one of of my favorite director’s (john carpenter) best movies – THEY LIVE! when it was first released in 1988, it was reviewed as the first “anti-yuppie” movie of the reagan era. … Continue reading

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shutting out the dark area

Holding the traumatic moment; gripping it to prevent it from bounding into the realm of the spectacle. The culture of the spectacle, dazzled, doped and duped by its connection to technology where issues are dealt with as another aspect of … Continue reading

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degenerate art : fear of the everyday hucksters

Signs of pretense. Pretend art where the sentiments are an elaborate fake far removed from genuine emotion. Something like what Freud called the joke in art in his study of Michelangelo’s Moses but now on a grand, industrial scale of … Continue reading

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PARALLEL STRESS OF CONCEPTUAL ART

The earliest conceptual artists to get wide public attention were the Earth Artists, including Michael Heizer, Robert Morris, Dennis Oppenheim, and Walter De Maria, who in October, 1968, exhibited mainly photographic documentation of their works in a group show called … Continue reading

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Art Without Baggage: Nowhere to Go?

Is it considered conceptual art If it can’t be hung on a ┬áliving room wall . Is there a valid difference between a ┬áDamien Hirst painting which will have no value in 150 years and a the most kitschy wooden … Continue reading

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