e hënë, 26 nëntor 2007

Are You Kidding?

There's nothing worse than elitist views in journalism, especially when it comes from people in New York who think there's nothing else, except New York. For example, in this article @ the Times, this journalist decided to throw this out there...

"Mocad, as everyone calls it, opened just over a year ago in a one-story former car dealership. Its current show, “Words Fail Me,” organized by the New York artist and curator Matthew Higgs, explores language as a visual-art medium that is also directly linked to poetry. Most of the 16 artists included are familiar names in New York. I wondered if they would look out of place in Detroit, but they don’t."

I can't even to begin to critique the last sentence of that statement. Stick to the review of the DIA, avoid the condescending, ignorant bull.

9 comments:

robert said...

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billy lantern said...

MOCAD is not working. Sorry.

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Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to disagree with you on that one "Billy Lantern". What's your story anyways, where do you live and what do you do that informs you to the point of poor judgement?

curtis said...

How is that condescending. I just saw a photograph taken by a west coast artist, obviously of L.A. or some similar area, in a show in Chicago in the middle of fuck cold winter and it seemed out of place. It didn't make sense displayed in this world at this time.

Whether NY based text artists would jive in Detroit (where one never sees text based art) is a legitimate question.

Does text art work in it's airy philosophical form within the context of a visceral poverty stricken city?

Once again, it's a good question.

White Wall Collective said...

Curtis I definitely see your point. Certain styles of work can certainly look out of place at certain locations. However, as a journalist from New York, working for the times and writing an article about the DIA, I'm upset with the way he chose to bring in a little jab elsewhere- at the MOCAD. Its the way in which he stated it- about "New York" work looking out of place, like thats the only city producing relevant work, and surely it would not fit in a culture-voided city like Detroit. Had he said something about a certain style, about a certain movement, I probably wouldn't have picked up on it. I personally felt that it was his chance of looking down on the city while reviewing the re-open, from hi-atop his "New York is Art" throne....

Again, its all opinion I suppose.

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