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Tag Archives: Vol 32 no 4 March/April 2018

Volume 32 no 4 March / April 2018

Dreams Denied,Defied and now Defined – striving for fame by European editor Daniel Nanavati Interview with Jo Clarke about curating in St Ives in the past 20 years, with Derek Guthrie Sol LeWitt Demystified by Toronto editor Miklos Legrady Jane Addams Allen on Georgia O’Keeffe in 1986 Carol Levin’s Battleground Horse by Carol M Dupré Plagiarism in the world of …

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Open Call For Idiots

It does not happen all the time but it should not happen at all. It is despicable. It is called plagiarism and should be considered a prisonable offence. I know that almost everything that we can imagine has been done before in one way or another and that it is very difficult to do something completely new but I am …

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Carol Levin’s Battleground Horse

Without doubt the most exquisite exhibit that ever went up on gallery walls was a few years ago in the Selden Gallery in Norfolk Virginia. A photo of the piece here highlights its sheer agony and sheer beauty. The Battleground Horse by Carol Levin, along with approximately ten other pieces of sculpture, was both here and not here; the profound …

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Gaining Recognition: The Dream Denied and now Defined

Argument: The corruption that infects the art world is not one of the heart, but one of control. The liberal condition has become one that hides decision making and takes constructive criticism as an attack. The malaise in the community arises from accepting that, because there are more choices and more artists, the culture is necessarily healthy, inclusive, diverse and …

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Speakeasy

The Problematics of Black Representation Interviewer: Do you consider yourself a painter or a black painter? Basquiat: Oh I use lots of colors not just black. I’m not a betting man, but I’ll wager $10 that 15 years ago the average MFA student would have been hard pressed to name 10 African-American artists contemporary or otherwise. Today, the task is …

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Letters

Codswallop Dear Editor Cheers to Ken Turner for his courageous performance in St. Ives, Codwallop reviewed in the last issue. While raising awareness around town pulling a fish in a wagon, Turner asks questions to the public and to the cod. Where is the art critical dialogue? What’s going on in the art world today? Do you know what is …

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Editorial

As the economy recedes, and as the political crisis deepens, the USA is a land of apprehension. A long way from the post-war boom. That time witnessed the triumph of American abstract art. Art follows the money. Embedded in millennial thinking is the Van Gogh syndrome and also the less spectacular introvert voice of Paul Cezanne, who lays a claim …

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Sol Lewitt Demystified

Behind the blind spot Sol LeWitt’s visual art shows the geometric complexity of dynamic expansions, and he’s also a highly respected art theorist whose statements on conceptual art establish him as one of the leading intellectual lights of that movement. Unfortunately Sol Lewitt’s writing makes no sense at all. Lewitt’s visual achievements none can doubt, he’s among the best, but his …

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