The Conservative Art Critic: Hans Haacke, institutional criticism and the NEA
An exploration into Hans Haacke, an artist who saves his attacks for art institutions that, he feels, whores themselves to bigger interests. This is extremely relevant today, as the NEA gets caught trying to pander to President Obama for dollars, and I explain that a true artist should seek to avoid sponsorship of any kind if they are to remain true to the pursuit of unlimited artistic freedom.
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The Conservative Art Critic: Tilted Arc as appreciated by a Reaganite
Firstly, Richard Serra is not a Republican. Obvious from one of his appearances at the 2006 Whitney Biennial: Yeah, real nice job there Richie. Reminds me of one of my own pieces chastising Michael Moore- direct, obvious, and terribly forgettable.. There was also his altered version of Goya’s Saturn Eating His Children, with…you guessed it, Bush, used in the 2004 Presidential campaign at the pleasevote.com | Read More »