Frieze Magazine | Comment | Guest Stars

by Art Fag City on July 25, 2010 Fresh Links!

  • Frieze Magazine | Comment | Guest Stars – Naturally Frieze offers up the best discussion on Work of Art I've read. The focus here: Nao Bustamante. "When something is really shocking (as opposed to being about something shocking, as was the case for the episode’s winner), it makes critics and audiences pull back in disgust and confusion. It defies judgment – because the most shocking thing, really, is destined to fail when tested immediately against the critical mandate. When you are shocked by art, you usually don’t think, ‘Wow, that’s great art!’ but ‘What the fuck was that?’ An artist could only win this challenge, in other words, by losing it."

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